Education: DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts in English (1989)
Valparaiso University School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence law degree (1993)
Experience: I am an attorney licensed in, and in good standing with, Indiana and Illinois. I have actively practiced law in both States since 1993. My licenses to practice law in these States have never been the subject of any disciplinary action. I am a former Deputy Prosecutor with the Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor's Office and my duties included prosecuting criminal cases, enforcing child support Orders, and resolving cases in the Marion County Traffic Court. I am also a former Deputy Public Defender with the Marion County Public Defender Agency and my duties included defending adults and juveniles in criminal cases.