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.
Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1979, cum laude
Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, M.S.H.P., 2014
Indiana State University, B.S., 1975, magna cum laude
Indiana, May 17, 1979
U.S. District Court, Southern District, May 17, 1979
U.S. Supreme Court, January 22, 2014
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
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
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
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