Tyler D. Helmond

Tyler Helmond’s practice focuses on appellate advocacy, criminal defense, corporate and business concerns, and collateral issues involving arrests and convictions, including expungement, forfeiture, and licensing. He is the 2020 Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Appellate Practice Section. Additionally, he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. His work has been published in The Champion, the journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he has appeared as a commentator in publications including The Indiana Lawyer and Ars Technica.

Helmond has argued cases before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court. He serves as an associate faculty member at Indiana University, and has presented on continuing legal education at the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Judicial Conference of Indiana. He is a founding board member and counsel to Live the Salute, the veterans charitable organization led by Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer Jim Cornelison.

Tyler D. Helmond

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., with distinction, Indiana University, 2006
  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington, 2009

Awards & Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2020 Chair, Indianapolis Bar Association Appellate Practice Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Indiana Super Lawyers - 2024
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars - 2022-2023
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Indiana Criminal Trial Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation - 2017 Distinguished Fellow

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, Interrogatories, The Indiana Lawyer
  • Book Review, The Guantanamo Lawyers, NACDL The Champion, May 2010
  • Information Technology for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer: An Overview, Indianapolis Bar Association, November 10, 2011
  • Criminal Law Update, Annual Meeting of the Judicial Conference of Indiana, September 14, 2016 (with James H. Voyles, Jr)
  • Criminal Law Update, Boone County Bar Association, November 4, 2016