Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Court History and
Public Education Programs
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
(One hundred seventh Justice)
Mark S. Massa was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in March 2012.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1961, Justice Massa moved to Indiana to pursue his education. He is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A. 1983) and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D. 1989).
Justice Massa worked as a reporter for The Evansville Press after graduating from Indiana University. While attending law school, he worked as a speechwriter and deputy press secretary for Governor Robert Orr.
Prior to his appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Massa served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Among his other notable accomplishments include his tenure as General Counsel to Governor Mitch Daniels from 2006 to 2010 and his role as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana, during which time he earned the Inspector General's Integrity Award for the Department of Health and Human Services for his efforts in prosecuting heath care fraud. He also served as Chief Counsel to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office from 1995 to 2002, and was Of Counsel to the Indianapolis law firm of Riley Bennett and Egloff. At the start of his law career, Justice Massa worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Marion County, as a law clerk for then Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard and as an associate in private practice.
Justice Massa is an Indiana Bar Foundation Fellow, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Sagamore American Inn of Court. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Judicial Conference Court Improvement Program. Justice Massa chairs the Supreme Court Records Management Committee, the St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Committee, and, pursuant to statute and appointment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he serves as liaison to the State Board of Law Examiners and the Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.