The U.S. Senate on July 10 confirmed South Bend attorney Damon Leichty to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Leichty, a partner in the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg, was nominated by President Donald Trump in July 2018 to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Robert L. Miller Jr., for whom Leichty clerked earlier in his legal career. Leichty was confirmed by the Senate in an 85-10 vote.
“We congratulate Damon on his confirmation and wish him much continued success,” said Philip Faccenda, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s South Bend office. “He is a stellar lawyer and a caring individual, and this next chapter for him is a recognition of his many accomplishments in his legal career. We will miss him and his wise counsel here in the South Bend office.”
For nearly 20 years, Leichty has represented clients in civil litigation in more than 25 federal and state jurisdictions across the country. He regularly counseled manufacturers on product liability, non-competition and other contracts, warnings, warranties, and various strategies to develop and market good products.
Leichty routinely has advised on federal practice and procedure and has presented on the topic. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
He earned his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and earned a master’s degree studying literature and law at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
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