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Scott A. DeVries

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Scott DeVries is an Indianapolis attorney with a wide and extensive breadth of legal and practical experience. Before beginning his law career, Scott was an officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a tank platoon commander and officer in charge of top-secret material. He also worked in the private sector as a regional sales director for two major office furniture companies.

Since graduating summa cum laude from law school, Scott DeVries has had a diverse legal career. He worked as a Marion County deputy prosecutor concentrating on major felony cases, including murder trials, and served as a Master Commissioner in felony criminal courts. Before opening his own Indianapolis law firm, Scott served as the General Counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Finance

Classes & Seminars

  • Chair, "Revealing the Mysteries of Administrative Law: A Practitioner's Guide to Indiana State Agencies", ICLEF (December), 2013
  • "Motor Vehicle Law Update", Indiana Public Defender Council's 36th Annual Update Seminar (June), 2013
  • "Breaking Barriers to Re-entry: An Overview of Common Civil Legal Issues Facing Ex-Offenders", Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic CLE (August), 2011
  • "DWI Trial", ICLEF (March), 2010
  • "My client is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, the driver's license ramifications", Indianapolis Bar Association (February), 2010
  • "Traffic Law School", ICLEF (December), 2013
  • "Traffic Law School", ICLEF (December), 2008
  • "Traffic Law School", ICLEF (December), 2007

Past Positions

  • DeVries Law Office, Managing Attorney, November 2011 – May 2018
  • Vehicle Information Solutions, LLC, September 2010 – April 2013
  • Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, General Counsel, 2007 – 2010
  • Marion County Superior Courts, Master Commissioner, July 2003 – May 2007
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Major Felony Division, August 1996 – July 2003
  • Judicial Clerk, Indiana Court of Appeals, January 1996 – August 1996
  • Regional Sales Director, Knoll, 1989 – 1991
  • Regional Sales Director, Allsteel, 1986 – 1989
  • United States Marine Corps, First Lieutenant, Tank platoon commander, and officer in charge, of top-secret material, 1982 - 1986

Published Works

  • "Medical Malpractice Acts' Statutes of Limitation as they Apply to Minors: Are they Proper?", Indiana Law Review, Volume 28:2, 1995

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • DUI
  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes & Sentence Enhancements
  • Expungements & Deferrals
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Education Law
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Motor Vehicle Law

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1996
  • North Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1996