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Not just a lawyer, Attorney DeRose has served her community generously, registering voters for the League of Women Voters, acting as President of the St. Joseph County Bar Association (2008-2009), serving as chair of several Bar Committees, regularly providing legal service through Volunteer Lawyer Network, and engaging in many other community service activities. She has served many years as an attorney in the City of South Bend’s Legal Department while also maintaining her private law practice

Biography

Certified Mediator, Mediation and Civil/Family. Attorney with City of South Bend Legal Department, since 1990. City Attorney, South Bend, 2012- present. Adjunct Faculty, Bankruptcy, 1999 and Lecturer, Custody Law, Indiana University.

Admitted

  • Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1978

Education

  • Georgetown University, B.S.
  • Indiana University, J.D.

Member

  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Board of Law Examiners, Character and Fitness Committee
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
    • President, 2007 – 2008
    • Board of Governors
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Michiana Association of Mediators
    • Co-Chair, 1999 – present

Languages

  • French

Cases

  • Luson International Distributors, Inc. v. Mitchell, 939 F.2d 493, 1991
  • Garza v. Sullivan, 753 F.Supp. 737, 1991
  • In re: Stookey Holsteins, Inc., 112 B.R. 942, Bankr. N.D. Ind., 1990
  • In re: Merrill, 587 N.E.2d 188, Ind. App., 1992
  • City of South Bend v. Kimsey, 781 N.E.2d 683, 2003
  • Felts v. Radio Distributing, Fed. 229, 1985
  • Pedraza v. Gasperson, 813 N.E.2nd 1173, 2004