Deidre L. Monroe

Parents: Willie & Ella S. Monroe
Sibling: Willie M. Monroe

Lifetime member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Gary, Indiana Currently serving as President of Usher Board, No. 2.

Lifetime resident of Gary, Indiana, and educated in the Gary Community Schools


Roosevelt High School, Gary, Indiana
Honor Graduate, Class of 1979

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
Bachelors of Art, December 1982

Valparaiso Law School, Valparaiso, Indiana
Earning Doctors of Jurisprudence, May 1992

Work Experience

Currently employed as the judge, of Gary City Court.

Currently engaged in the Private Practice of Law, in the firm of Freeman-Wilson, Lewis & Monroe.

8 Years of service as a Public Defender in Lake Superior Court – Juvenile Division, Under Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura.

3 Years of service as a Deputy Prosecutor and Intern for the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, Working with Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter.

Instrumental in the planning and implementation of the Gary City Court – Second Chance Program, Do or Die Program, and the Mental Health Court.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Organization, Kimbrough Bar Association, Women’s Law Association, and Calumet American Inns of Court.