Ryan D. Hatfield is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, since 2016. He is a lawyer at Hatfield Law Office, LLC, in Evansville, and an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College. In the Indiana General Assembly, Rep. Hatfield serves as the ranking minority member on the Committee on Elections & Apportionment. He is also a member on the Judiciary; Criminal Code & Courts; and Utilities, Energy, & Telecommunications committees.
Prior to serving in the Indiana General Assembly and joining Hatfield Law, Rep. Hatfield was a deputy prosecutor in Vanderburgh County where he prosecuted homicides, sexual assaults, and drug offenses. During his tenure, Hatfield secured one of Indiana’s first convictions alleging Munchausen Syndrome by proxy. As a member of the Vanderburgh County Treatment Court as well as the Veterans Court, he worked to transition drug-addicted offenders into rehabilitation and back into their community. He also served as an instructor at the Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Rep. Hatfield serves as a Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, an organization providing states with nonpartisan legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. His level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation and ethical standards have earned him distinctions such as Rue’s Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America®, Top 10% in the USA by Lawyers of Distinction, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. In 2018, Rep. Hatfield was recognized by Indiana Farm Bureau as an Emerging Leader.
Ryan’s wife, Kendra Hatfield, is a pediatric registered nurse at St. Vincent’s Evansville. They have one daughter. The Hatfield’s are active on local boards and committees, particularly for the protection and care of children.