All proceedings held in Magistrate Judge Cherry's courtroom are electronically recorded by an FTR Gold Program.
Contact the Courtroom Deputy at (260) 423-3047 for further information or details about ordering a transcript of a recording of a court proceeding.
Huntington University, B.A. 1973
Ohio Northern University School Of Law, J.D. 1977
Indiana Judicial College 1994
Part-time Magistrate Judge 2019 to present
United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Visiting Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Indiana, 2020 to present
Full-time Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana 2003-2019
DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge 1989-2003
DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney 1983-1988
DeKalb County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1980-1982
Private practice of law 1978-1988
Adjunct faculty Huntington University 1980-2002
Adjunct faculty Valparaiso University Law School 2003 - 2017
Adjunct faculty Calumet College of St. Joseph 2007 - 2014
DeKalb County Bar Association, Allen County Bar Association, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, 7th Circuit Bar Association.
Presenter and panelist for various continuing legal and judicial education seminars.
Completed a National Judicial College course in Handling Capital Cases for credit through the University of Nevada.
Handled two death penalty cases, one through trial, sentence, and execution, the other through plea, sentencing, and avoidance of execution.
Member of the Huntington University Board of Trustees (1984-2007) (past Chair).
Member of other professional and community boards and committees.