(Presiding Judge, Third District)
420 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Terry A. Crone was appointed to the Court of Appeals March 8, 2004 by Governor Joseph E. Kernan.
Judge Crone was raised in South Bend. He graduated cum laude from DePauw University with a double major in political science and history in 1974 and graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1977. Judge Crone practiced law for nine years, concentrating in areas of civil practice, and served as the St. Joseph County Attorney from 1981 to 1986. In 1986, he was appointed Magistrate of the St. Joseph Circuit Court, where he served until his appointment as Judge of the St. Joseph Circuit Court in 1989.
Judge Crone is a past President of the St. Joseph County Bar Association and a former member of the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Indiana Judicial Conference. Judge Crone is a past chair of the 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.