State Representative Ryan Hatfield has served as a member of the Indiana House of
Representatives, representing his hometown of Evansville, since 2016. He is a member
of the Judiciary, Public Health, and Utilities, Energy and Telecommunication
committees. Hatfield is a lawyer at Hatfield Law Office, LLC in Evansville and an adjunct
faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College.
Prior to serving in the Indiana General Assembly and joining the law firm, 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.
Hatfield serves as a Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on
Uniform State Laws, an organization that provides states with nonpartisan legislation
that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. His 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. In 2019, ITLA
named him Legislator of the Year.
Ryan’s wife, Kendra, is a pediatric registered nurse at St. Vincent’s Evansville. They
have one daughter. The Hatfields are active on local boards and committees,
particularly for the protection and care of children.
— Ryan Hatfield, Indiana House District 77