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Deborah J. Caruso


Current Position

Rubin & Levin, P.C.
135 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1400
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tel: 317-860-2867
Fax: 317-453-8616

Class: XXX (2019)Circuit: Seventh


Indiana University, B.A. cum laude (1978)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. cum laude (1981)

Professional Career

Partner, Dale & Eke (1981-2016)
Partner, Rubin & Levin (2016-present)
Chapter 7 Panel Trustee (1997-present)
Subchapter V Trustee (2020-present)


American Bankruptcy Institute
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, Associate Editor, American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal
Indiana State Bar Association, Former Counsel to the President, Board of Governors, Former President of the Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Section
Indianapolis Bar Association, Former Counsel to the President, Board of Governors


Arising Claims and Secret Liens; Dealing with the Maze of Personal Property Taxes in Bankruptcy American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Vol. XXXVII, No. 7 June, 2018 Author
Administering LLC Interests in Bankruptcy ABI, 25th Annual Central States Workshop (2018) June, 2018 Author
Extraterritorial Application of Chapter 5 Avoidance Statutes American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal October, 2018 Author
Where did the Bankruptcy Judge Go: Post Sale Jurisdiction? Sigmund J. Beck Advanced Bankruptcy Roundtable August, 2018 Author
Class Claims in Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Rule 7023 Sigmund J. Beck Advanced Bankruptcy Roundtable August, 2018
Exemptions: Selected Recent Developments in the Law Neil Shook Advanced Consumer Roundtable 2018
WARN Act Claims in Chapter 7 Cases Steven H. Ancel Annual Bankruptcy Institute 2017


IndyBar, Women In the Law Division Mentorship Award (2019)
Indianapolis Business Journal, Women of Influence (2017)
Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization (most recently 2019)
Indiana Super Lawyers, Top 25 Indiana Female Super Lawyers, Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers (2006-2019)
Indiana State Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow
IndyBar, Distinguished Fellow, Distinguished Life Fellow