St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana
B.S. Political Science/Biology 1980
Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
Juris Doctor, with Honors, 1983
Allen Superior Court – Criminal Division Judge,
January 1, 1997 – present
Since January 1, 1999 Judge Gull has served the Criminal Division as Administrative Judge, overseeing the day to day operations of all six (6) criminal courts.
Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
- Chief Deputy Prosecutor December 1990 – December 1996
- Chief Counsel, Criminal Division March 1989 – December 1990
- Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Sex Crimes
Unit, Section Chief, Felony Division March 1987 – August 1988
Allen Circuit Court Magistrate, Civil Division August 1988 – March 1989
Allen Superior Court – Probate
Commissioner/Traffic Court Referee November 1984 – March 1987
Allen Superior Court Law Clerk, Family
and Criminal Divisions July 1983 – August 1984
In the Prosecutor's Office, Judge Gull prosecuted hundreds of offenders. In the Sex Crimes Unit, she was responsible for cases of sexual assault against women and children. Later, as Section Chief in major felonies, her trial schedule expanded to include robbery, burglary, arson, battery, and other serious felony offenses. As Chief Counsel and then as Chief Deputy, she was responsible for the prosecution of all homicides, high profile felony cases, arson investigations, and cases involving political figures.
She has maintained her license to practice law by attending continuing legal education classes sponsored by the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, National District Attorneys Association, United States Department of Justice (ATF, FBI), Indiana Coroners Association, Allen County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Judicial Center, National Judicial College, American Academy of Judicial Education, and numerous other organizations.
In 1995, she was the recipient of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association Law Enforcement Oscar Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service. In 1996 she received a Special Award from the Fraternal Order of Police for outstanding service to the Allen County Law Agencies. In 1997 she was recognized by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence for outstanding contribution to S.T.O.P. Grant Judges and Prosecutors Training. She was recognized in 2002 by the Indiana District Ten Little League Baseball as a Hometown Hero. She was one of the recipients of the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette's Citizen of the Year Award in 2002. In 2003, she received a Community Service Award from the Fort Wayne Fire Department for contributions to their Diversity Training.
Since 1989, she has provided training and lectures on search and seizure, general criminal law, juvenile law, domestic violence, arson investigation, and issues relating to prosecution and the criminal justice system, including Indiana's Jury Rules, trial advocacy and courtroom testimony. She has lectured, and provided training to: Fort Wayne Police Department; Allen County Police Department; Indiana State Police; New Haven Police Department; Indiana State Coroner's Association; Fort Wayne Fire Department; Northeastern Indiana/Allen County Medical Response Team; Aboite, St. Joseph, and Cedar Creek Township Fire Departments; Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center; the Indiana State Bar Association; Indiana Judicial Center; Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council; Allen County Bar Association; Lake County Bar Association; Fort Wayne Newspapers; Lutheran Hospital Chaplaincy Program, and numerous state and county law enforcement agencies.
Judge Gull has been a guest speaker/lecturer for many community and business organizations, as well as schools at all educational levels. She is a member of SCAN's Daybreak Children's Shelter Advisory Committee and the Campaign for Children; Allen County Community Corrections Executive Board; Advisory Committee member to the Vanderbilt University School of Law's Federal Habeas Litigation study, appointed by former Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, Randall T. Shepherd; District Three Representative to the Indiana Judicial Center Board of Directors and member of its Strategic Planning Committee; Former member and Chairperson of the Judicial Administration Committee of the Indiana Judicial Center; Former member and Chairperson of the Court Alcohol/Drug Committee of the Indiana Judicial Center; Chairperson of the Jury Committee of the Indiana Judicial Center; Member of the Indiana Judges Association; Member of the Allen County Bar Association; Member of the Judicial Technology and Administration Committee, and current Co-Chairperson of the local group of Judges and interested stakeholders for JTAC's implementation of a 21st century case management system for state courts; Governor's appointee to the Sentencing Policy Commission for the Indiana Legislature; Member of the American Judicature Society; Member of the Paralegal Advisory Committee, Ivy Tech Community College; Mentor to the Gifted Students' Program for Huntertown Elementary School and Southwest Allen County School District; Member of the Fort Wayne Central Lions Clubs International; and Church Delegate to Concordia Lutheran High School on behalf of her church, St. John ELCA Church.