Faith A. Graham

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Full Name : Faith A. Graham
Gender : Female
Education :

  • Judge Graham received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in May 1991 from Marian College

    • conducted undergraduate research and co-authored an article in the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.

  • She received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Indiana School of Law in May 1996.

Professional Experience : Judge Graham is dedicated to strengthening families and has herself been appointed Guardian ad Litem to protect the best interests of children.

During her tenure on the bench, Judge Graham has handled all manner of cases involving children – CHINS, TPR, juvenile delinquency, juvenile status offenses, and divorce or paternity actions involving custody, visitation, and child support disputes.

Judge Graham provides training for foster parents and CASAs and regularly speaks about matters involving the juvenile justice system.
Political Experience :

  • Prior to joining the court, Graham served as a juvenile court magistrate in the Tippecanoe County Superior Court in which she will now become judge.

    • Judge Graham began her legal career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Tippecanoe County where she represented the State of Indiana in misdemeanor and minor felony cases. She also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Shelby County representing the State in major felony cases involving offenses committed against children and by children.

  • Graham has also served as Tippecanoe County deputy public defender and taught criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College

    • Thereafter, Judge Graham became an associate in the Gambs, Mucker & Bauman law firm where she represented the Tippecanoe County Department of Child Services in all CHINS and TPR proceedings for two (2) years. After opening a private law firm, Judge Graham remained actively involved in the CHINS arena by representing CASAs. At the same time, Judge Graham served as a part-time Deputy Public Defender in Tippecanoe County in major felony cases.

    • Judge Graham became the first full-time Deputy Public Defender in Tippecanoe County and remained in that position until she was appointed as the first Juvenile Magistrate in Tippecanoe County in January 2006. Judge Graham succeeded Justice Loretta H. Rush as Judge of Tippecanoe Superior Court III on December 3, 2012. 

Org Membership : Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges