Larry A. Mackey


Larry A. Mackey



Larry A. Mackey was born in Evansville, Indiana. Raised with five siblings, the Mackey family struggled to get buy financially. To help his family, Mackey began working as a caddie at the Evansville Country Club when he was 10 years old. Along the way, he picked up the game of golf and played on the Evansville Central High School golf team. After graduation in 1968, Mackey became the first person in his family to attend college when he received the Western Golf Association's Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship allowing him to attend Indiana University. He spent two years at IU before transferring to the University of Evansville. He received his B.A. from Evansville in 1973 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his JD in 1976.

Mackey began his legal career as an appellate lawyer for criminal indigents in Illinois. A few years later, the United States Attorney General appointed Mackey Assistant US Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. For most of the next two decades, Mackey was a federal criminal prosecutor, serving as the First Assistant US Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General. For service as a member of the Department of Justice’s select first trial team responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, Mackey was awarded the highest achievement awards from both the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In 1998, Mackey moved back to Indiana where he became a partner at Barnes & Thornburg where he leads the firm’s White Collar and Investigations Practice Group. Mackey is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Evansville, and was presented an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the University in 1999. Larry A. Mackey was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2017.


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