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Jerry Thomas Jarrett


Jerry Thomas Jarrett, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1981, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1981. Recipient Recognition award, Indiana Black Expo, Inc., 1982, Northwest Indiana Open Housing Center, Gary, 1983.


Jarrett, Jerry Thomas was born on October 26, 1954 in Ripley, Tennessee, United States. Son of Lawrence Volly and Rosie B. (Harston) Jarrett.


Bachelor in History, Langston University, 1977. Juris Doctor, Valparaiso. University, 1981.


Law clerk Lake County Prosecutor' General’ s Office, Indiana, 1979—1981, deputy prosecuting attorney, 1981—1983. Private practice Hammond, since 1981. Assistant city attorney, since 1984.

Attorney Hammond Housing Authority, since 1984, Indiana State Black Expo, Hammond, since 1981. Participating attorney pro-bono project Cook County Bar Association, Chicago, since 1981. Board directors legal review committee Greater Hammond Community, since 1984.

Board directors Bethany Day Care Center, Hammond, since 1982, Mount Zion Housing Authority, Inc., Hammond, since 1983.


  • Bar: Indiana 1981, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1981.


Bible is the only source of theology and Christian doctrine.


The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.


Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Association For Justice, American Bar Association, Thurgood Marshall Law Association, Hammond Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Black American Law Students Association, Kappa Alpha Psi.


Married Theresa Burnett, December 15, 1984.

Lawrence Volly Jarrett

Rosie B. (Harston) Jarrett

Theresa Burnett


Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.