Maria Granger is the presiding judge of Floyd Superior Court 3 in New Albany. She is also the president of the Veterans Court of Southern Indiana, Inc., which serves Floyd, Clark and Scott counties and is Indiana’s model for Veterans Courts throughout the state. Prior to her judgeship, Granger had a private legal practice and served as the deputy prosecuting attorney for the Office of the Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney. Granger graduated from IU Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in education and from the McKinney School of Law with a doctorate of jurisprudence. She is a past adjunct professor at IU Southeast.
Granger is lauded in the community for her work in establishing Indiana’s first Veterans Court and in increasing veteran’s courts throughout Indiana. She has received several awards for her work including the LifeSpring Foundation’s Chairman’s Impact Award and the Center for Women and Families Public Service Award. Additionally, the City of New Albany has issued two proclamations honoring Granger for her support of veterans and those who have incurred the costs of war.