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 five defendants connected to the Richmond Hill explosion. Prosecutor
Curry’s administration has focused on enhancing the community’s role in public
safety and creating safer neighborhoods through crime prevention. Under his
direction, the office has dedicated more resources and forged stronger multi-agency
partnerships to prosecute and dismantle criminal enterprises operating within
An avid athlete, Terry enrolled at Butler University in 1967 for his
undergraduate studies 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.
Having practiced as a trial attorney 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.
Out of the office, Terry enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and
cheering for the Indiana Pacers.