Mario Massillamany is a founding partner of Massillamany & Jeter LLP. He specializes in personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law. He also represents county and municipal governments in a wide variety of legal and non-legal issues. Mr. Massillamany assists small businesses in the qualification process to become minority, women and veteran owned business enterprises.
Prior to founding Massillamany & Jeter LLP in 2015, Mr. Massillamany served as general counsel to an Indiana company specializing in the collection of delinquent loans for health care, student debt and financial services. During his tenure, it was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the country in 2014. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he represented clients before local, state, and federal government agencies. Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Massillamany was an Associate Attorney at Starr Austen & Miller LLP, in Logansport, Indiana, where he handled all aspects of complex securities litigation. He also assisted in plaintiff class action investigation and litigation.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Massillamany spent several years at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he served in a variety of capacities including General Counsel and Communications Director. In those roles, he made charging decisions; drafted, advocated, and testified on proposed legislation; and, provided media briefings on high visibility issues. He also led grand juries and tried numerous major felonies. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Massillamanay accumulated an astounding conviction rate in excess of 95 percent. Mr. Massillamany began his legal career as a Hamilton County Deputy Prosecutor where he coordinated the Arson Task Force, and assisted the Excise/Drug Task Force.
Mr. Massillamany has a strong commitment to public service. He volunteers and raises money for Third Phase, a domestic violence shelter in Hamilton County. He is a parishioner and volunteer at St. Louis de Montfort; member of the Fishers Rotary Club; and served on the board of directors for Chaucie’s Place, a center for sexually abused children. Mr. Massillamany has a passion for politics, and has managed numerous political campaigns in local, state and national elections.
Mr. Massillamany earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law, where he was active in campus affairs including: President of the Student Bar Association; member of the Review Board for Honor Code Violations; and member of the Transportation Law Review. He was a finalist in the National Dispute Resolution in Mediation Competition. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College where he was an active member of Sigma Chi, was elected as campus Treasurer, and was Student Senate Activities Chairman.
Mr. Massillamany is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Indiana. He has two sons, Jackson and Sullivan, and enjoys coaching their soccer and football teams in his spare time.
- Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse litigation;
- Class action lawsuit involving health impacts of Imprelis, an herbicide manufactured by DuPont;
- Drafted and advocated for groundbreaking legislation assisting small businesses in Indiana;
- Respected author who has been published in numerous local, state, and national publications.
- Rolling Stone
- Washington Times
- New York Times
- Bleacher Report
- Lafayette Journal & Courier
- Entertainment Weekly
- Kent Sterling Show (CBS Sports)
- WBAA Public Radio
- Indianapolis Star