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Tyler L. Jones


Tyler devotes himself to every client, understanding their specific goals and aligning his approach to achieve them. A son of Indiana, he understands the loyalty, grit, and common sense Hoosiers expect when they entrust their most important questions, information, and assets to him as an attorney. He finds inspiration in developing creative solutions to complex issues and reaching accord where it seems out of reach.

“I understand the loyalty, grit, and common sense Hoosiers expect when they entrust their most important questions, information, and assets to me,” Tyler says.

Skilled in many practice areas, Tyler frequently focuses on railroad litigation, labor and employment disputes, education, civil defense, and appellate practice. Having worked at every level of the state judiciary—the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, and Marion County Superior Court—he brings a broad perspective with unique insights regarding what it takes for claims to succeed at each level of the litigation process. His considerable experience in private practice includes work for firms in Indianapolis, Noblesville, and Fishers.

Tyler is a member of the Board of Directors for Imagination Station learning center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), in Lafayette, and a volunteer for Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentoring network. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing pick-up sports, especially basketball.

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)