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Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry - Biography

Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry
Suite 3500, U.S. Courthouse
5400 Federal Plaza
Hammond, IN 46320

Date of Appointment:
October 1, 2003

Huntington University, B.A. 1973
Ohio Northern University School Of Law, J.D. 1977
Indiana Judicial College 1994

Previous Employment:
Private practice of law 1978-1988
DeKalb County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1980-1982
DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney 1983-1988
DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge 1989-2003
Adjunct faculty Huntington University 1980-2002
Adjunct faculty Valparaiso University Law School 2003 - present
Adjunct faculty Calumet College of St. Joseph 2007 - present

Professional Organizations:
DeKalb County Bar Association, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, 7th Circuit Bar Association.

Judge Cherry is a presenter and panelist for various continuing legal and judicial education seminars.
He completed a National Judicial College course in Handling Capital Cases for credit through the University of Nevada.
He has handled two death penalty cases, one through trial, sentence, and execution, the other through plea, sentencing, and avoidance of execution.
Member of the Huntington University Board of Trustees (1984-2007) (past Chair).

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