Kayla is an associate in Taft’s Litigation practice group and focuses on a wide variety of commercial and general litigation matters. In addition to Kayla’s litigation practice, she also focuses a majority of her practice on all aspects of municipal representation. She routinely counsels municipal clients on the various legal issues that arise in the day-to-day governance of municipalities, including employment issues, public purchasing, public-private agreements, redevelopment issues, compliance with statutory procedures, and contract review, among others. Kayla represents municipalities in local courts on various ordinance matters, assists municipalities with the drafting of their local ordinances and resolutions, and attends regular meetings of the legislative and executive bodies of local government where she serves as parliamentarian and advisor. Kayla also has extensive experience in eminent domain matters, including the representation of both condemning authorities and landowners.
Prior to joining Taft as an associate, Kayla was a summer associate with the firm. She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Indiana University. While in law school, Kayla served as a judicial extern for Justice David of the Indiana Supreme Court and for the now Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. She was also the co-chair of the Women’s Caucus and the philanthropy chair for Phi Delta Phi.
Honoree, Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (2024)
Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award
Honoree, National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in Indiana (2022)
All Service Areas
- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2019)
- Indiana University (2016)
- State - Indiana
- Indianapolis Bar Association
Member, Women and the Law Division Executive Committee
Participant, Bar Leader Series, Class XVIII