Mark S. Massa

Hon. Mark S. Massa

Justice, Indiana Supreme Court

Mark S. Massa was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in March 2012. He was retained by voters in 2014.

He is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and came to Indiana in 1979 to attend Indiana University. He graduated from IU in 1983 with a degree in journalism, and after internships at the South Bend Tribune and Milwaukee Sentinel, he joined the staff of The Evansville Press, where he was an award-winning sportswriter and covered the courts and local government. In 1985, he became a deputy press secretary and speechwriter for Governor Robert Orr; he later graduated from the evening division of the IU McKinney School of Law, clerked for Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard and joined the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in Indianapolis. After serving as a Deputy Prosecutor for 15 years, including 7 years as Chief Counsel to Prosecutor Scott Newman, Justice Massa was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana, where he earned the Inspector General’s Integrity Award from the Department of Health and Human Services. He served as General Counsel to Governor Mitch Daniels, chaired the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, served on the Indianapolis Marion County Police Merit Board, and was Executive Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute prior to his appointment to the Court.

Justice Massa is an Indiana Bar Foundation Fellow, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Sagamore American Inn of Court. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Judicial Conference Court Improvement Program. Justice Massa chairs the Supreme Court Records Management Committee, the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission, and, pursuant to statute and appointment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he serves as liaison to the State Board of Law Examiners and the Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. He also teaches at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.


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