A widely respected attorney and community leader in Indianapolis, Terry Curry was first elected Prosecutor in November 2010 on a platform of restoring honor and integrity to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. Since taking office in 2011, Terry has led the office of nearly 400 attorneys and professional and support staff through the disposition of approximately 40,000 criminal cases each year, including the conviction of former IMPD Officer David Bisard and the ongoing cases related to the Richmond Hill explosion. With his vision of community prosecution, Terry has refocused the office’s efforts in community partnerships and crime prevention. He is an outspoken advocate for appropriately funding public safety and quality of life issues such as child abuse prevention and internet safety for young people and their parents.
Having practiced as a trial lawyer for more than 35 years in Indiana and Federal courts, his diverse trial experience has included employment as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, as a law firm partner, and as a solo practitioner. He has served as lead counsel in more than 125 court and jury trials, arbitrations, and injunction hearings.
While a Deputy Prosecutor, Terry was primarily responsible for prosecution of white collar crime and political corruption. His numerous successful prosecutions included bribery by public officials, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, and employee embezzlements. He also volunteered to take on cases outside of his area of primary responsibility and ultimately prosecuted hundreds of felony cases, including murder, robbery, burglary, forgery, theft, and drug offenses.
An avid athlete, Terry enrolled at Butler University in 1967 with the benefit of academic and athletic scholarships. He graduated from Butler in 1971 and enlisted in the U.S. Army later that year. After his honorable discharge from service in 1973, he was employed as a reporter for the Indianapolis News for two years. While employed at the News, Terry was awarded a prestigious Casper Award for a series of articles exposing “red-lining”—discriminatory lending practices—in Marion County.
Terry entered Indiana University Law School in 1975 to pursue his dream of becoming a trial attorney. The G.I. Bill played a key role in making his legal education possible, and he graduated with highest honors in 1978.
Terry enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and cheering for the Indiana Pacers.