JAMES B. LANDWERLEN - Shelby County
Brad 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. Brad obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1991. Brad had 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. Brad 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. Brad was elected Shelby County Prosecutor in 2015, and continues to handle a major felony caseload.
JENNIFER KINSLEY, Chief Deputy
Jennifer Kinsley earned her B.S. in Education from Indiana University in 1991, and her Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University in 1998. She served as a Morgan County Deputy Prosecutor from 1998-2001, and as Shelby County Deputy Prosecutor from 2001-2014. While serving as deputy prosecutor, she initially handled infractions and misdemeanors, and has handled only major felonies for the past several years. She became Shelby County Chief Deputy Prosecutor in 2015.
EDWARD ZYCH, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Ed Zych received his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Indiana University in 1991. He graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 2001. Ed served as Marion County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from 2002-2010, prosecuting misdemeanors and minor felonies for the first 2 years, and then being the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team Prosecutor for the Homicide division for the next 7 years. As such, he responded to the scenes of, and prosecuted, all DUI related homicides for Marion County. Ed became a Shelby County Deputy Prosecutor in 2011, and currently handles all felony prosecutions in Superior Court No. 2.
R. SCOTT SPEARS, Deputy
R. Scott Spears graduated from Indiana University in 1999 with degrees in Criminal Justice & Economics. He graduated from Indiana University Law School in 2003. During law school, Scott clerked with the Greenfield firm of Brand & Morelock, and he joined that firm in 2003 as an associate attorney. Scott became a Hancock County Deputy Prosecutor in 2006, where he remained until December, 2014, handling a major felony caseload. He has been with the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office since December, 2014.
WILLIAM R. WALZ IV, Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney for Child Support and Juvenile
William R. “Bill” Walz IV graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Business Administration and Psychology in 1997. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University in 2001. He served as a Marion County Deputy Prosecutor from 2002-04, and therafter had a private practice until 2006. He was a Noble County Deputy Prosecutor from 2006-2012, where he handled civil and criminal child support enforcement, as well as criminal prosecution. Bill became a Shelby County Deputy Prosecutor in December, 2014, where he handles civil and criminal child support enforcement, as well as juvenile cases.
JILL ALLISON GAGNON, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Jill Allison Gagnon graduated from Ball State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She worked for 7 years for Marion Superior Courts, first with the Honorable Patricia J. Gifford and subsequently the Honorable Sheila A. Carlisle. She then graduated from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law through an accelerated 2-year program in 2010, and became a Marion County Deputy Prosecutor, prosecuting cases in the D-felony Division, the Domestic Violence Division, and the Juvenile Major Felony Unit. In 2013, Jill became an Assistant Corporation Counsel/Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Indianapolis Office of Corporation Counsel in 2013 handling cases for the Department of Code Enforcement, IMPD Nuisance Abatement, and Indianapolis Animal Care And Control. She became a Shelby County Deputy Prosecutor in December, 2014, and handles primarily misdemeanor and infraction prosecutions, along with some felonies.