Philip P. Simon
|Philip P. Simon|
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
|Preceded by||Robert Lowell Miller Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Theresa Lazar Springmann|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
March 27, 2003
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||William Charles Lee|
|Born||Philip P. Simon
1962 (age 54–55)
|Education||University of Iowa B.A.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law J.D.
Philip P. Simon (born 1962) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Early life and education
Simon worked in private practice of law in Chicago, Illinois for the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis from 1987 until 1990. Simon then served as an Assistant United States Attorney of Northern District of Indiana from 1990 to 1997. He was an Adjunct professor of law at Valparaiso University School of Law from 1996 to 1997 and from 1999 to 2000. Simon served as an assistant U.S. Attorney of the District of Arizona from 1997 to 1999. He was an Assistant United States Attorney and chief of the criminal division of the Northern District of Indiana from 1999 to 2003.
Simon is a United States District Judge sitting on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Simon was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 29, 2003, to a seat vacated by William Charles Lee. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 2003, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 2010 to 2017.
Seventh Circuit nomination
On September 26, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Simon to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated by Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, who took senior status on September 1, 2008. Since Simon was nominated after July 1, 2008, which is the unofficial start date of the Thurmond Rule during a presidential election year, no hearings were scheduled by the United States Senate on Simon's nomination, and the nomination was returned to Bush at the end of his presidential term. In March 2009, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Simon's colleague, United States District Judge David Hamilton to the vacancy, and Hamilton was confirmed to the seat on November 19, 2009.
William Charles Lee
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Robert Lowell Miller Jr.
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Theresa Lazar Springmann