Sabita Singh

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Associate Justice
Sabita Singh
District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Assumed office
13 December 2006[1]
Personal details
Born Saran district, Bihar, India

Sabita Singh is an Indian-American lawyer and Judge of the District Circuit Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[2]

On Oct. 25, 2006, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney nominated Singh to be Judge of the District Circuit Court. Her nomination was confirmed on November 15 by the eight-man Governor's Council. This makes her the first judge of South Asian descent in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[citation needed]

Born in Bihar,[3] Singh came to the US as a child with her family and was brought up in Pennsylvania. She is an alumna of Pennsylvania State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in the Administration of Justice in 1987, and of Boston University School of Law, where she received her law degree in 1990.[4]

Singh worked an attorney specializing in white collar criminal defense and business regulation in the White Collar Crime and Business Regulation Group at Bingham McCutchen LLP,[5] a 950-member law firm in Boston.[citation needed] She served as Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, and then as a Special Counsel for Criminal Rights Enforcement in the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Boston. As a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office, she focused on human trafficking cases.[4]

Among the high-profile cases she covered was the Eddie Brien juvenile murder case out of Somerville (which was tried by the District Attorney and covered by Court TV), and the Louise Woodward baby murder case.[citation needed]

Sabita Singh is a Past President of the North American South Asian Bar Association ("NASABA"), an organization of attorneys in the U.S. and Canada who originate from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other nations on the Indian subcontinent.[6]

She has the legal profession in her blood; her grandfather was a senior lawyer in the Chapra district court.[citation needed]

She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.


  1. ^ Administrative Office of the Trial Court. "Honorable Sabita Singh". About Us: Judges. Massachusetts Court System. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
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  3. ^ McCartan, Caitlin (5 December 2006). "Sabita Singh (‘90) is First South Asian Woman Appointed American District Judge". Boston University School of Law. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Adjunct Faculty". Northeastern University School of Law. Retrieved 25 December 2012. Pennsylvania State University, BA 1987 Boston University School of Law, JD 1990 
  5. ^ "Sabita Singh". Speakers. TiE Boston. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
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