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Marion County Prosecutor - Ryan Mears

After completing law school, Ryan immediately began his career in public service at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. During his twelve years as a Deputy Prosecutor, Ryan has tried more than 100 jury and bench trials.
As Chief Trial Deputy in the Prosecutor’s Office, Ryan has championed reform and set new expectations for the criminal justice system in Marion County. He coordinated the July 2019 Second Chance Workshop, bringing together Prosecutor’s Office staff, nonprofit organizations, and pro bono attorneys to serve individuals interested in expungement and reinstated suspended driver’s licenses. Ryan has also drawn together agency support for community programs such as Laundry & More on the city’s far eastside.
Ryan and his wife Shannon White Mears have two young sons. After graduating from Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis, Ryan went on to attend St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. Ryan obtained his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. A lifelong athlete, Ryan played college basketball and has coached in several youth basketball and soccer leagues.

Marion County Contact Info

251 E. Ohio Street, Suite 160
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2175