(Presiding Judge, Third District)
420 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Terry A. Crone was appointed to The Court of Appeals in 2004 by Governor Kernan.
Raised in South Bend, Judge Crone was elected to 3 terms as Judge of The St. Joseph Circuit Court. He is a graduate of DePauw University and Notre Dame Law School.
Judge Crone is past President of St. Joseph County Bar Association, a former member of The Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, The Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Indiana Judicial Conference, past chair of Appellate Practice Section of The Indiana State Bar Association and is a member of the St. Joseph County, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society, and the Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Society.
Judge Crone is a frequent speaker at legal education programs. He helped found a program in South Bend to familiarize minority high school students with the law and related fields and was a founding member of the South Bend Commission on the Status of African-American Males and the St. Joseph County Coalition Against Drugs. As Circuit Court judge, he also initiated the first Spanish-speaking program for public defenders in St. Joseph County.
Judge Crone was retained on the Court by election in 2006. He is married and has three daughters – a practicing attorney, an anesthesiologist, and a doctor of psychology.