Judge Diane Boswell had a 45 year career in the judicial system.

CROWN POINT, IN — Diane Boswell was appointed as a judge in the Lake Superior Court Criminal Division in April 2005 by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Boswell, a Gary native, served as a Lake County deputy prosecutor from 1994 and was a supervisor in Lake Superior Court County Division for five years before she ascended to the bench.

She previously served as a staff attorney for the Lake County Division of Family and Children and worked as a social services director for several hospitals and home care agencies.

When Daniels appointed Boswell to the Criminal Court, he said, “Diane brings integrity and an impeccable reputation to the bench, and she has the right mix of compassion and toughness to be successful.”

Region attorneys remembered Boswell as a wife, mother and friend; as a caring, compassionate jurist who wanted to see the defendants who came before her go on to live a better life; and as a staunch supporter of her native Gary.

During her more than 45-year career, Boswell served on boards for the Lake County Bar Association, Lake Area United Way, Gary YWCA, North Indiana United Methodist Foundation and more.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Tennessee State University, a master’s in social work from Loyola University and her law degree from Loyola University School of Law.