Carl Brizzi served as Marion County Prosecutor from 2003-2010 where he successfully led many high profile prosecutions against violent offenders. He managed and developed a team of more than 350 total employees and managed a publicly funded and transparent budget in excess of $24 million dollars. The Marion County prosecutor’s office under Carl’s leadership achieved some of the highest conviction rates in the country for violent offenders.
Carl also built bi-partisan support for crime prevention initiatives and grew programs focused on rehabilitation. Carl developed the “My Kid” youth mentoring program to assist at-risk children in Marion County, as well as, creating an awareness program to help educate children about the risks associated with gun violence. While prosecutor, Carl increased the collection of delinquent child support monies by more than 45% ensuring the distribution of more than 100 million dollars annually to deserving children.
Carl appears as a legal expert for various news organizations. He hosted a weekly radio show, “Crime Beat with Carl Brizzi” on WIBC, Indianapolis’ top rated station and currently is a commentator on social media where he produces a podcast “Carl Brizzi Live,” on local and national news events.
Carl served as Senior Investigative Counsel to the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee chaired by Indiana Congressman Dan Burton. Carl investigated allegations of illegal campaign contributions to the Clinton/Gore re-election effort. In 2007, Carl served as Indiana State Finance Chairman for the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign.
Carl was named by Indiana Business Journal as one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Indiana. For five consecutive years, Carl was named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Indiana Politics by the Howey Political Report.
Carl attended Indiana University and received his law degree from Valparaiso University where he was awarded the Judge Swygert Moot Court Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and named as “Outstanding Young Alumnus” by Valparaiso School of Law.
Carl and his wife Kim are parents to six “mostly grown” children: Catherine, Emily, Cooper, Lauren, Haley and CJ.
They live in Hamilton County with their two golden retrievers, Cohiba and Mac.