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Scott A. DeVries

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Phone: (317) 752-7563

1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

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.

Education

J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1995
Honors: Summa Cum Laude

B.B.A., Western Michigan University, 1981
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Finance

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Indiana, 1996
North Carolina, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1996
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Indianapolis Bar Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

Published Works

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

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 Employment Position
  • 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
Client Reviews
★★★★★
"Scott goes directly to the point in any given situation. He is outstanding in his performance of duties requested of him. He is dependable and carries through with obligations." James R. Burge, PhD
★★★★★
"Best attorney out there gave it to me straight. Helped a very anxious client through his firsts and last court cases." Brandon Britton
★★★★★
"One of the best lawyers I have ever had. Gets right to it and stays in contact. One hell of a lawyer. Thank you." Adam James