Charles P. Cercone

Charles Cercone

Dean, Professor of Law

Office: Law School, Room 146

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3420


About Dean Cercone

Charles Cercone began his duties as Dean of Indiana Tech Law School on January 5, 2015. Most recently, he served as dean of faculty at Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a position he has held since 2003. Cercone first joined Cooley Law School in 1996 as professor of law, and had also served as acting dean of students during his tenure there.

Cercone is a member of the American Bar Association and holds bar admissions with the State of New York, State of Michigan, Federal Courts in Michigan and New York, and the United States Supreme Court. He has served as Vice Chair of the Board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing since 2009, and on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, also since 2009. Cercone earned a B.A. in History from Williams College, and his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

In addition to his education background, Cercone has extensive practice experience, having worked at several of the most prestigious law firms in the U.S. prior to his career in legal education. Cercone has practiced law with Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation in Buffalo, NY; Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, NY; Bingham McCutchen, LLP in Boston, MA; and Dewey Ballantine in New York, NY. His practice areas included Environmental Compliance and Litigation, General Litigation Defense, Corporate and Tax Law.


  • J.D., State University of New York School of Law
  • B.A., Williams College

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure
  • Tax Law, Evidence
  • Moot Court
  • Environmental Law
  • Bar Skills