Doneisha Posey is currently the Deputy Director and General Counsel of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Ms. Posey serves as the chief legal officer of the agency and oversees its team of staff attorneys responsible for all aspects of civil rights enforcement around the state. In addition, she manages the daily operations of the state agency and oversees the enforcement team.
Ms. Posey was previously appointed as the Administrative Law Judge for the ICRC. In her capacity as Administrative Law Judge, Ms. Posey presided over cases of discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, education, public accommodations, and credit. Prior to her appointment with ICRC, Ms. Posey practiced in the private sector in the areas of immigration and family law. Her background includes litigation before federal administrative agencies, particularly the Executive Office of Immigration Review within the Department of Justice, and state and federal courts.
Ms. Posey received her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During law school, she served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Recently, she has returned to IU McKinney as an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Housing Discrimination and Segregation and Race and the Law. Ms. Posey has written and lectured on legal topics relating primarily to civil rights and diversity and inclusion. In 2018, she co-authored the law review article Standing Up for Fair Housing Rights Doesn’t Mean Standing Alone: Unleashing the Full Potential of the Indiana Fair Housing Act.
A native of Indianapolis, Ms. Posey graduated from Marian University, earning her B.A. in Spanish, Global Studies, and Political Science. She is licensed to practice in Indiana state courts and the United State District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
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