Maria Granger is the Presiding Judge of Floyd Superior Court 3 in New Albany, Indiana. In that post since January 2009, she handles cases involving crimes committed by adults, divorce, child support, protection orders, juvenile matters, and various civil cases.
Prior to her election to the bench, Judge Granger practiced law in southern Indiana for 14 years, including work as attorney for the Floyd County Office of Family and Children and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Floyd and Clark counties. During this time, she also served as a part-time court referee and adjunct professor of business law at the undergraduate level.
Judge Granger has been recognized for establishing the state’s first Veterans Court and for assisting other parts of the state in forming similar courts. She is a frequent speaker to community groups about the courts, law, and the legal system and has served as faculty for the Indiana Judicial Conference on the subjects of new legislation, sentencing, and the transition to the bench. She has also taught at the Indiana judiciary’s Law School for Journalists on “Mental Health Issues and Veterans in Criminal Courts” and “Sentencing Hearing Practice and Procedure.”
EDUCATION: Indiana University, B.A.; Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, J.D.