Chicago attorney Thomas M. Lynch has been appointed to a 14-year term as bankruptcy judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
He takes office on Jan. 3.
Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit made the announcement this week.
Lynch, who is with the business litigation department of the Chicago office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, earned an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton, a master’s from the University of Chicago, and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
He has been an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern since 1998, and for the past 17 years he has taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He also regularly has provided pro bono legal services, and has been a panel attorney at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services for nearly two decades.