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Tyler L. Jones


Every client has unique objectives, resources, and values. Over several years of private practice, Tyler has worked with an array of people, professionals, and organizations—including Fortune 500 companies, universities, nonprofits, and individuals—to advance their goals in a manner that is mindful of their resources and consistent with their values. Tyler prides himself on being attentive and accessible to his clients, as well as helping them find creative solutions to challenging issues.

Tyler enjoys a diverse practice, regularly representing clients involved in railroad litigation, civil defense, personal injury, labor and employment disputes, administrative and regulatory adjudications, education litigation, and appellate practice. He has participated in numerous trials, oral arguments, and mediations, and practiced or appeared in state and federal jurisdictions throughout the Midwest. Equipped with this breadth of practice, Tyler leverages each experience to help his clients achieve the best result possible.

Tyler is a member of the Board of Directors for Imagination Station, a nonprofit children’s science center in Lafayette, and volunteers with other organizations focused on helping youth. In addition to traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching and playing sports, he regularly authors articles and papers about legal interests in journals and periodicals.

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

  • Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review Volume 50

 Indiana University, B.A., with highest distinction

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Tippecanoe County Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Pardon me? Can you deny a presidential pardon or commutation?, Ind. Lawyer (Mar. 17, 2021)
  • Two for Flinching: The Duplicative Litigation of Railroad Whistleblower Claims, 47 Transp. L.J. 1 (2020)
  • The curious case(s) of Carter Lake: Small town, big decisions, Ind. Lawyer (Sept. 16, 2020)
  • Presentation: NARTC 66th Annual Meeting: Understanding the FRSA’s Kick-Out Provision (July 20, 2020)
  • Presentation: Tippecanoe County Bar Association; Labor/Employment Law CLE: OSHA Whistleblower Investigations (Oct. 29, 2019)
  • Stresses of the bar exam sometimes can go beyond the test itself, Ind. Lawyer (Jan. 9, 2018)
  • 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)