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Marissa J. Mcdermott

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Read Tab Description

Our biography tab offers personal information about candidates drawn from their campaign
websites, social pages and staff research as well as information submitted directly to The Indiana

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Full Name : Marissa J. Mcdermott
Gender : Female
Family :
  • Husband: Thomas McDermott Jr., the Mayor of Hammond
  • 4 children
Education :

  • Degree in English and an arts minor from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

  • University of Notre Dame, Law School

Professional Experience :

  • McDermott ran her own law firm for the last seven years before running and winning the 2016 race for Lake County Circuit Court Judge.

    • Worked for several years in law firms in Northwest Indiana, specializing in insurance defense law before switching to the plaintiff side.

    • Then she opened her own practice, focusing on employment law on topics such as wage payments per hour, medical leave, work place injuries, unemployment, and insurance benefits.

Political Experience :

  • Lake County Circuit Court Judge: 2016-Present