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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
Citizen.


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Summary

Personal
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