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Kevin concentrates his practice in government services. For over 40 years, he has been involved in Indiana government and has extensive experience with the Indiana General Assembly. After serving as Counsel to the Democratic Caucuses of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, he served as Senate Parliamentarian. Kevin also served as the Indiana Democratic Party Parliamentarian (2003-2012).

In 2002, Kevin managed the successful election campaign of U.S. Marshal (Ret.) Frank J. Anderson as Marion County Sheriff. As General Counsel to Sheriff Anderson (2003-2010), Kevin helped resolve the 35 year old federal litigation over unconstitutional jail conditions in Marion County. As an appointed member of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Consolidation Advisory Committee, Kevin helped create a new law enforcement agency for Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (2007).

In 2005, the Indiana Senate honored Kevin for his 30 years of public service, which included serving as Special Counsel to Governor Joseph Kernan and Senate Parliamentarian to Lt. Governor Katherine L. Davis from 2003 to 2005. During that time, he also served as the Governor’s Policy Director for Indiana’s Gaming Agencies – The Hoosier Lottery, the Indiana Gaming Commission and the Indiana Horseracing Commission.

In 2010, Col. John Layton won the Sheriff’s Office election handily and led the county ticket with nearly 60% of the vote. Sheriff Layton was handily re-elected in 2014. Kevin continues to serve as General Counsel to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin is active in the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

In 2014, Kevin graduated from the College of Architecture at Ball State University with a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation. Kevin is expanding his practice to include land use, zoning, urban planning and historic preservation.

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Education

Law School

Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1979, cum laude

Grad School

Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, M.S.H.P., 2014

Undergrad

Indiana State University, B.S., 1975, magna cum laude 

Bar Membership

Indiana

Courts

Indiana, May 17, 1979

U.S. District Court, Southern District, May 17, 1979

U.S. Supreme Court, January 22, 2014

Recognition

St. Philip Neri Hall of Fame, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America©, 2010-2019

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2005-2008

AV® Rated, Martindale Hubbell®, 20 + years

Indianapolis Irishfest, Honorary Chair, 2006

Senate Resolution 5, 2005

Sagamore of the Wabash, Governor Joseph E. Kernan, 2004

Distinguished Service Award, Kevin Barry Division, #3, Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2001

Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 1999

Professional Affiliations

Indianapolis Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Sheriffs’ Association

National Sheriffs’ Association

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Associated Students for Historical Preservation

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Emerald Society

Indianapolis Fire Department Emerald Society

Civic Activities

Indy Sports Foundation

St. Philip Neri “Hall of Fame” Committee

Indiana State University Alumni Association

Indiana University Alumni Association

Indiana Democratic Lawyers Caucus

Marion County Democratic Chairman’s Club

Indianapolis Fire Merit Board, 1999-2007

Indiana Democratic Party, Parliamentarian, 2003-2012

Metropolitan Law Enforcement Consolidation Advisory Committee, 2006-2007

Firm Committees

Indiana PAC Committee, Member

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