Kevin C. Tyra


Kevin C. Tyra graduated from Purdue University with honors in 1978 and Vanderbilt Law School in 1981. After serving in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1981 to 1987, Kevin has practiced civil litigation in Indianapolis since 1987. He has extensive experience in general liability insurance defense, worker’s compensation defense, medical malpractice defense, product liability defense, insurance coverage, insurance fraud investigation, employment law, and commercial litigation.

Kevin played four years on the Purdue lacrosse team and was President of the Purdue Lacrosse Club. He also played with the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Club while in law school, and for several years thereafter played with the Indianapolis Municipal Lacrosse Club, before hanging up his cleats.

Kevin is active in the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, for which he was the 2007-2009 Insurance Section Chair and served on the DTCI Board of Directors from 2010 – 2017.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators from 2010 to the present.

Kevin’s recent speaking engagements have included “Ethical Issues in Trial” (ICLEF, 2007); “Good Faith Claim Handling” (Indiana Insurance Institute, 2007); “Insurance Case Law Update” (DTCI, 2007, 2010); “Hail Damage Claim Investigation” (Indiana Insurance Institute, 2008), and “Insurance Fraud Investigation: Insurance Coverage on Steroids” (DTCI, 2008); “Insurance Fraud Caselaw Update” (NSPII 2012); “Special Investigations Management” (NSPII 2014); “Overview of Insurance Law” (DTCI 2015); “Policy Interpretation and Coverage Gaps” (ICLEF 2015); “Mediation Ethics” (DTCI 2015, ICLEF 2016), “Insurance Primer” (DTCI 2014, 2016); and Low Impact Rear End Collision:  A Case Study” (DTCI 2016). He is the author of the Administrative ADR chapter of the Indiana ADR Manual (Lawyers Co-op, 1995), co-author of “Mediation Confidentiality: Myth and Misnomer?” (Indiana Civil Litigation Review, 2006), and author of “What Would Jesus Do?: A Gospel-based Approach to Defending the Catholic Church Against Allegations of Abuse” (Indiana Civil Litigation Review, 2008).

Kevin is a registered civil and family mediator since 1995, and also serves as an arbitrator.

Kevin is the founder and director of the Ozanam Free Legal Clinic, a pro bono legal clinic of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Catholic lay charity) at its Indianapolis food pantry.

Kevin has been married for over 35 years. He and his wife, Jan, have one son who is a civil engineer and one daughter who is an arts administrator.