Ryan C. Marques

Ryan is an immigration lawyer and the Honorary Consul of Portugal to the State of Indiana. Ryan manages employment-based immigration matters for public and privately held companies as well as for non-profit organizations across numerous industries, including manufacturing, engineering, logistics, information services and technology, energy, transportation, health care, retail, food and agriculture, professional sports, and higher education. He has counseled U.S. and international companies on investment and employment-based immigration issues for numerous years and has extensive experience in the resolution of general immigration issues such as removal defense, familial adjustment of status, naturalization, asylum, and post-conviction relief.

As the Honorary Consul of Portugal to the State of Indiana, Ryan is responsible for promoting trade, investment, culture, and tourism between the Country of Portugal and the State of Indiana. Also, he meets regularly with state and local government officials and corporate leaders to explain Portugal's interest and to assist appropriate parties in obtaining information on consular matters, policy, and protocol. Additionally, Ryan serves to protect the interests of Portugal and its citizens living and/or visiting in the State of Indiana within the limits prescribed by international law. He reports directly to the Embassy of Portugal in Washington D.C. and performs other diplomatic functions as designated by the Government of Portugal. Ryan is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana Supreme Court
Federal – U.S. Supreme Court
Federal – Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal – Northern District of Indiana
Federal – Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2010
Butler University, B.S./B.A. (Finance and Spanish), 2004
La Universidad de Salamanca, Nivel Superior – Historia, 2002


Super Lawyers, Indiana Rising Star Award - Immigration Law (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019)
The Indiana Lawyer, Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer Award (2017)
The Indianapolis Business Journal, Forty Under 40 Award (2016)
Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series, Class XXXIX (2015)
Latino America Who’s Who Award, Top Lawyer (2014)
Butler University, NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer (2000 – 2004)

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indy Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee - Board Member (2018 – Present); Hispanic Business Council – Chairman (2018– Present); Global Indy Council - Board Member (2016 – Present)
The International Center, Board Member (2016 – Present)
Indiana Latino Institute, Board Member (2015 – Present)
American Immigration Lawyers Association – Indiana Chapter, Vice Chair and CBP Liaison (2010 – Present)
Enlace Charter School Academy/Kindezi Charter School Academy, Board Member (2014 – 2017)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Board, Board Member (2010 – 2016)
City of Indianapolis - Mayor Joe Hogsett Economic Development Transition Team, Member (2015)
City of Indianapolis – Board of Zoning Appeal, Vice-Chair (2008)
City of Indianapolis – Mayor Bart Peterson’s Commission on Latino Affairs, Board Member (2007)

Speeches & Publications

Panelist/Presenter: "Global Workforce Track – International Talent: Attracting, Hiring, and Retention of International Staff" – Indy Chamber World Trade Day, May 2019
Presenter: “The Path to Employing Foreign National Physicians at Health Centers: J-1 Visa Waiver, H-1B Visa, & Lawful Permanent Residency” – Indiana Primary Health Care Association, February 2019
Co-Presenter: Understanding Immigration Law Within Indiana’s Changing Demographics – Indiana School Boards Association - June 2018
Co-Author: “Employment-Based Immigration Chapter,” Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Handbook – 13th Edition, October 2017
Moderator: “Doing Business in Portugal,” Embassy of Portugal/Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, November 2015
Co-Presenter: “Changing Demographics: Indiana Immigrants and the Law – Work, Family, and Criminal,” Indianapolis Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Presentation, November 2015
Co-Author: “Recent Immigration “Executive Action” by Obama Administration Includes Help for Employers,” The Indianapolis Business Journal, November 2014
Co-Author: “False Claim to United States Citizenship: An Overview of Various Contexts and Possible Defenses,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, January 2013
Co-Editor: Hispanic Business Enterprises in the Greater Indianapolis Areas: Understanding Their Characteristics and Business Development Challenges,” The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, August 2008
Co-Author: “Indiana Department of Workforce Development/Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs Annual Report,” Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, March 2007
Presenter & Guest Speaker: “Hispanic/Latino Business Development and Immigration,” Univision Television and Radio, 2007 – Present
Speaker: “Economic Development and Minority Business Enterprises,” Indiana General Assembly Lobbyist on behalf of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 2007 – 2008
Author: “Demographic Overview of Hispanics/Latinos in Indiana,” Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, April 2006