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Hon. Basil H. Lorch III

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
New Albany, IN

Class: XV (2004)Circuit: Seventh


Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A. (History) (1971); J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (1974)

Professional Career

Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Indiana (1992-)
Managing Partner, Lorch & Naville (1982-92)
Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, U.S. Trustee's Office (1978-91)
Managing Partner, Lorch, Moyer, Gesenhaus & Bitzegaio (1982-87)
Partner, Lorch & Lorch (1974-82)


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Endowment Committee (2000-03); Board of Governors (2003-05)
Indiana University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (1997-99)
Indiana State Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Section (1991)