Katie focuses her practice on Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, and Estate Planning. She represents clients across the state of Indiana, both in state court and federal court. In her insurance defense practice, Katie has experience representing insureds in third party claims involving tort liability such as bodily injury and premises liability. In other cases, she represents insurance companies in first party claims brought by insureds. Katie also assists clients in developing a comprehensive estate plan, working closely with clients and their families. This includes drafting wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, and living wills.
Prior to joining The Tyra Law Firm in 2018, Katie worked in franchise law, interned with the Indiana Solicitor General, and advocated for college students through Indiana University Student Legal Services, where she assisted students with a range of legal needs such as housing protections, employment and business contracts, and minor criminal matters. Katie earned her bachelor’s degree at Cedarville University before returning to Indiana to attend Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in school, Katie served as a leader in many student groups, including the Federalist Society, Christian Legal Society, and Advocates for life. During her second year she served as a student mentor to first-year law students, and during her third year she was an Articles Editor for the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality.
Katie is a Blackstone Fellow and a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. She is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She regularly volunteers her time pro bono with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.