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Erika Oliphant

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Read Tab Description

Our biography tab offers personal information about candidates drawn from their campaign
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Full Name : Erika Oliphant
Gender : Female
Home City : Versailles
Education :

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. 2009

    • Dean's Honors, Spring 2007 and Spring 2009

    • Octofinalist & Brief Writing Honors, 2007-2008 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition

    • Student Director, 2007-2008 Protective Order Project

    • Executive Symposium Editor, 2008-2009, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A. in General Studies, 2003

Professional Experience :

  • over twelve years of service in Monroe County, committed to community safety, compassionate justice, and constitutional values.

Through hard work and dedication, Oliphant worked her way up to felony drug cases in early 2012. In the felony drug position, Oliphant represented the State of Indiana in felony drug cases before four adult criminal court divisions; she served as the prosecutor representative on the Monroe County Drug Treatment Court team, she assisted law enforcement with search warrant requests and legal questions, and she taught criminal law and investigations to the Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy.

In August 2016, Oliphant took over major felonies in Judge Marc Kellams’ court, working on a wide variety of felony cases, including thefts, operating while intoxicated, batteries, robberies, burglaries, and murders. In 2016 through 2018, Oliphant taught as an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech Community College in criminal evidence/investigation and criminal law.
Political Experience :

  • Oliphant took office as Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney on January 1, 2019.

  • Prior to her election, she worked as a Deputy Prosecutor from 2009 to 2018.

  • She began her career working on misdemeanors and traffic infractions in Judge Kenneth Todd’s court.

  • In 2011 and 2012, Oliphant served on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA).

Org Membership :

  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals

  • National District Attorneys Association

  • Fraternal Order of Police

  • Democracy for Monroe County

  • Democratic Women's Caucus

  • Emerging Leaders Project, class of 2017-2018

  • Indiana Latino Democratic Caucus 9th District (founding member)

  • Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus

  • Monroe County Branch NAACP

  • National Organization for Women (NOW)

  • Stonewall Democrats of South Central Indiana