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 Prosecuting tickets and criminal cases involving driving 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.