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The Tyra Law Firm, P.C.
9100 Purdue Road, Suite 119
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 317-636-1304
Fax: 317-636-1343
E-Mail: kevin.tyra@tyralaw.net
www.tyralaw.net
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Client Information
Personnel
Established: 2007

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Construction Defect Liability and Litigation
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About Us
The Tyra Law Firm, P.C. is a law firm serving clients throughout Indiana from its office in Indianapolis, with an emphasis on serving the insurance defense and coverage needs of carriers.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Amica Mutual Insurance CompanyBrotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
IFG CompaniesMetLife Auto & Home
State Farm Insurance CompaniesWestern Reserve Group
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
Australian GoldAvis Budget Car Rental, LLC
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Personnel Information
Firm Member
Kevin C. Tyra
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:kevin.tyra@tyralaw.net
Years of Experience:35
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1981
  • Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Chair, Insurance Coverage Section, 2008-2009; Board of Directors, 2010-present)
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (Indiana Board of Directors, 2010-present)
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Co-Author: "Mediation Confidentiality: Myth and Misnomer?" 3 Ind. Civ. Lit. Review, Spring 2006
  • Author: "What Would Jesus Do? A Gospel-Based Approach To Defending The Catholic Church Against Allegations of Abuse," 5 Ind. Civ. Lit. Review, Summer 2008
Certifications:
  • Registered Civil and Family Mediator
Reported Cases:
Kelly v. Bennett, 732 N.E. 2d 859 (Ind. App. 2000); In the Matter of the Paternity of T.P., 920 N.E. 2d 726 (Ind. App. 2010); BMIC v. Michiana Contracting, Inc., 971 N.E. 2d 127 (Ind. App 2012); Hammerstone v. Indiana Ins. Co., 986 N.E. 2d 841, (Ind. App. 2013); Barnard v. Menard, Inc., 25 N.E. 3d 750 (Ind. App. 2015)
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.A. (cum laude), 1978
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1981
Fraternity Information:
Phi Beta Kappa
Military:
LT., JAGC, USNR, active duty, 1981-1987
Born:1956
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Associate
Elizabeth S. Schmitt (Formerly Steele)
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:elizabeth.schmitt@tyralaw.net
Years of Experience:5
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "The Dangers of Using Fraud Detection Methods: Why the Reid Technique and Statement Analysis May be Problematic," In-House Defense Quarterly, Fall 2015
Reported Cases:
Barnard v. Menard, Inc., 25 N.E. 3d 750 (Ind. App. 2015)
Education:
  • DePauw University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2008
  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D., 2011
Born:1987
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Of Counsel
Christie A. King
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:christie.king@tyralaw.net
Years of Experience:18
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "Fetal Tissue Research: State Regulation of the Donation of Aborted Fetuses Without the Consent of the Mother," 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 277 (1997)
Reported Cases:
General Cas. Ins. Co. v. Bright, 885 N.E.2d 56 (Ind. Ct. App., 2008); Bodem v. Bancroft, 825 N.E.2d 380 (Ind. Ct. App., 2005); Smith v. Archer, 812 N.E.2d 218 (Ind. Ct. App., 2004); Chafin v. Grayson, 761 N.E. 2d 474 (Ind. Ct. App., 2002)
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1990
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1998
Law Review:
The John Marshall Law School Law Review
Born:1968
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