US Gets First Woman Sikh Judge: All You Need To Know About Manpreet Monica Singh

Who is Manpreet
Monica Singh?

Indian-origin Manpreet Monica Singh has become the first female Sikh Judge in the US. She took the oath of office as a judge in Texas' Harris County Civil Court at Law No 4

Indian-origin Manpreet
Monica Singh

Manpreet Monica Singh's father was an immigrant who moved to the US as an architect in the early 1970s after being issued a green card

Manpreet Monica
Singh's education

Born and raised in Houston, Manpreet Monica Singh attended Klein Forest High School, the University of Texas at Austin, and the South Texas College of Law

First Sikh judge in the US

Singh has been practising law for 20 years and has handled over 100 cases. Manpreet Monica Singh is reportedly involved in numerous civil rights organisations at the local, state, and national level

Manpreet Monica Singh's family

Manpreet Monica Singh lives in Bellaire, Texas, with her husband, Mandeep and two children. Singh and her husband Mandeep have been married for about 19 years

Manpreet Monica Singh's
oath taking ceremony

At her oath taking ceremony, Manpreet Monica Singh said, "It means a lot to me because I represent H-town (a nickname of Houston) the most, so for it to be us, I'm happy for it.” 

Manpreet Monica Singh's
professional background

Manpreet Monica Singh also served on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, the Texas Lyceum, and the Sikh Coalition

First female Sikh
judge in America

Manpreet Monica Singh has created history by becoming the first female Sikh judge in the US. She wrote on Facebook, "It is a true honor to rep the people of Harris County as a Sikh civil court judge. Thank you to everyone for making this a historic moment.."

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