People

Tyler concentrates his practice in civil litigation and risk management.  His areas of focus include construction, personal injury, commercial litigation, labor & employment, transportation law and appellate practice, among others. Tyler has worked throughout federal and state jurisdictions in the Midwest with an array of people, professionals, and organizations—including Fortune 500 companies, universities, federal & state agencies, nonprofits, and individuals—to advance his clients’ goals in a manner that is mindful of their specific resources and consistent with their values.

Tyler has been named as a Rising Star in 2023 and 2024 by Super Lawyers. He regularly contributes to scholarship on a wide variety of legal and political topics, having been published in a diverse array of professional journals and periodicals.

Tyler enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching and playing sports, and working with organizations that focus on helping youth. He is a Member of the Board of Directors for Imagination Station, a nonprofit children’s science center in Lafayette, as well as a Member of the Indianapolis Zoo Council.

Areas of Service
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Personal Injury
Commercial Litigation
Labor & Employment
Appellate Practice

Education
Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
Indiana University, B.A. (History; Political Science), With Highest Distinction

Admissions
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Indiana Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court

Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Civic & Community Involvement
Imagination Station, Lafayette, IN
Indianapolis Zoo Council

PUBLICATIONS

Taming the Paper Tiger: The Ferocious Façade of Summary Judgement in Indiana, 19 Ind. Civ. Lit. R. 35 (2022)

Two for Flinching: The Duplicative Litigation of Railroad Whistleblower Claims, 47 TRANSP. L. J. 1 (2020)

Keeping the Entire Pie and the Dog Fed: Why the Modern Instrumentality Test Fails to Reflect the Realities of the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship, 36 FRANCHISE L.J. 341 (2016)

Paradise Lost: Contracting Away Immunity under the Indiana Tort Claims Act, 50 IND. L. REV. 369 (2016)

Crisis in Darfur: Mass Murder and the Political Inconvenience of Genocide in the Modern World, 1 WILLIAMS COLL. L.J. 36 (2012)

PRESENTATIONS

NARTC 68th Annual Meeting: Common Practice Pitfalls to Avoid (July 26, 2022)

NARTC 66th Annual Meeting: Understanding the FRSA’s Kick-Out Provision (July 20, 2020)

Tipp. Bar Assoc.; Labor/Employment Law CLE: OSHA Whistleblower Investigations (Oct. 29, 2019)

PERIODICALS

Pardon me? Can you deny a presidential pardon or commutation?, IND. LAWYER (Mar. 17, 2021)

The curious case(s) of Carter Lake: Small town, big decisions, IND LAWYER (Sep. 16, 2020)

Stresses of the bar exam sometimes can go beyond the test itself, IND. LAWYER (Jan. 9, 2018)