Summary

Tristan focuses his practice on a wide variety of commercial and general litigation matters. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, Tristan was a summer associate with the firm and a legal intern for Indiana University’s Student Legal Services, IU Maurer School of Law Community Legal Clinic, and the Office of General Counsel, Department of Child Services in Indiana.

Tristan earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2018 where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality, Volume 6, and was a quarterfinalist in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, receiving Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy Honors. He was also president of the Labor and Employment Law Society and served as a Career Services Office Fellow. Tristan received a B.A., magna cum laude, in social work from Asbury University in 2009 and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2012.

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Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington (2018)

    cum laude

  • University of Kentucky (2012)
  • Asbury University (2009)

    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan

Speeches and Publications

  • "An Unbalanced Approach to the Duty to Warn," The Voice, July 31, 2019, Volume 18, Issue 30
  • “Questionable Strategy – Guns and the Uniform Trade Practices Act," The Voice, April 17, 2019, Volume 18, Issue 15
  • “Is "Zero Tolerance" the Solution? Using Non-Punitive Policies in the Workplace to Reduce Domestic Violence,” Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality, Volume 6, Issue 2

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Member

  • American Bar Association

    Member

  • United Way of Central Indiana's Leadership United

    Participant, Class of 2020

Community Involvement

  • FORTE Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Young Professionals Group

    Member

  • The Villages

    Member, Young Professionals Advisory Board