Ty joined Van Valer Law Firm in October 2017, after 19 years at a downtown Indianapolis law firm. Ty’s practice involves working closely with insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured corporations in defending a variety of litigation matters in worker’s compensation, products liability and premises cases as well as the area of property and worker’s compensation subrogation.
Ty graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and graduated from Indiana University – Indianapolis School of Law in 1998. Ty is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana as well as the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of Indiana and was admitted into the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2012.
From 2015 to 2017 Ty was selected for the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and was selected as a Rising Star in 2011 and 2012 and a Super Lawyer from 2013 to present. Ty has served as the Chairman of the workers compensation defense section for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana in 2007 and frequently lectures on issues involving worker’s compensation defense and subrogation to clients and other attorneys throughout the state of Indiana and nationally.
Ty is a member of Hillcrest Country Club and currently was elected to serve as the Club’s President in December 2017. It his spare time Ty is an avid golfer as well as an Indiana University Basketball and Indianapolis Colts fan. Ty is also working on his black belt in Taekwondo with his youngest daughter.