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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-205
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-232-1836
Fax: 317-233-3599
Email: ipacinfo@ipac.in.gov


David N. Powell
Executive Director

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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

IPAC > Find Your Prosecutor > Shelby County Prosecutor - James B. "Brad" Landwerlen Shelby County Prosecutor - James B. "Brad" Landwerlen

James B. "Brad" Landwerlen first joined law enforcement as a Law Enforcement Explorer with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in 1982. He then became a Reserve Deputy in 1986, where he volunteered over thousands of hours until 1991. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1984, then Marian College in 1988 with degrees in English and Psychology. Prosecutor Landwerlen obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1991. He clerked and served as a certified legal intern during law school at the Greenfield law firm of Lineback & Lewis, and upon graduation became an associate with that office until a position as Shelby County Deputy Prosecutor opened in August of 1991. He served in that capacity until becoming Chief Deputy Prosecutor in Washington County from 1995-98, handling major felony prosecutions. He returned home to Shelbyville as Shelby County Chief Deputy Prosecutor in 1999, handling major felony prosecutions for Prosecutor R. Kent Apsley for the next 16 years. Landwerlen was elected Shelby County Prosecutor in 2015, and continues to handle a major felony caseload.