Kevin Charles Murray

T 317.237.3855
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Kevin Charles Murray concentrates his practice in governmental 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.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • 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

Memberships & 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
  • Infianapolis Fire Department Emerald Society

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • 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

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"State House Lawyers," Indianapolis Bar Assocation, Bar Leader Series, 2011

2nd Annual FBT Zoning and Land Use Conference, Westchester, Ohio, 2010

“How to Run a Meeting: Party Elections and Caucuses," Indiana Democratic Party Summit, 2005

"The Indiana General Assembly 2005," Sheriff's Summit, 2005.

"Criminal Justice Planning Issues," Indianapolis Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, 2005

“The Indiana General Assembly,” Human Resource Association of Indiana, 2004

“Who’s Who in the Governor’s Office,” St. Joseph County Bar Association, 2004

“Attorney Loves Day Job as Lt. Governor's Right Hand Man,” Indiana Lawyer, 2002

“Graciousness and the Bar: A New Year’s Resolution and Challenge,” Indiana Lawyer, 1999

“Indiana Providers and the Court of Appeals: Punitive Damages and Personal Financial Responsibility,” Affirmative Defense, 1999

Other Contact Info


Michalin Sowers
T 317.237.3804