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Attorney Clay Patton to run for Superior Judge 2

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Porter County attorney Clay M. Patton has announced his candidacy for Judge of Porter Superior Court 2 in 2018.

“The son of a steelworker and a small business owner, attorney Patton attended Porter County public schools from kindergarten through his high school graduation,” according to a statement released this week. “He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice at Indiana University in Bloomington.” While attending the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Patton clerked in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.

Since returning home to Porter County, Patton has grown his law practice, while gaining the respect of Porter County’s elected and appointed officials from each political party. The following have retained Patton’s legal services: Portage Township, Porter County Drainage Board, Porter County Election Board, Porter County Public Library System, Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District, Porter County Stormwater Advisory Board, Town of Beverly Shores, Town of Burns Harbor, Town of Pines, and Union Township.

“Patton is also an experienced courtroom litigator, having successfully tried both civil and criminal jury trials in Porter County,” the statement said, while recently retired Judge William Alexa asked Patton to serve as Treasurer of his 2006 and 2012 judicial campaigns. In addition, Alexa and many of Porter County’s other judges have requested Patton to serve as a Judge Pro Tempore in their absence.

Patton is involved with the Porter County Bar Association (past resident), Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis, Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Academy, Family and Youth Services Bureau, and the Valparaiso Schools Foundation.



Posted 1/9/2018




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