About Karen A. Wyle

Karen A. Wyle is an appellate attorney with more than 35 years’ experience. Wyle graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1980. She worked with several law firms and the California Court of Appeal before establishing her solo practice in 1993.

Wyle practices primarily in the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court, but is also a member of the bars for the U.S. Seventh Circuit and Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, and an inactive member of the California bar. Located near Bloomington in Monroe County, Indiana, she handles appeals throughout Indiana. Wyle has also appeared pro hac vice in states including Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Wyle’s Way — An Approach to Appeals

Wyle keeps her caseload manageable, to ensure that she is able to devote adequate attention to every case and client. When feasible, she consults with trial counsel, drawing on their knowledge of the facts and procedural history of the case — but brings a fresh outlook and many years of appellate experience.

Wyle can handle appeals originating anywhere in Indiana, be it Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, or any other location. With telephone conferences, email, U.S. mail and video chats, she can provide all the functions and services involved in an appeal far beyond her Monroe County location.

Wyle makes a point of responding promptly to all phone calls and emails from her clients. She understands how frustrating it can be to have one’s vital interests at stake in a confusing and drawn-out process, and therefore educates her clients about appellate procedure.

Wyle handles both civil and criminal appeals, although the bulk of her practice consists of civil appeals. These appeals may involve contracts, torts, family law, real estate disputes, municipal liability — whatever disputes may result in a final trial court judgment.

Wyle keeps abreast of the ever-changing details of appellate procedure. She is also well versed in the complex case law concerning what court orders may be appealed at what stages of a litigation — a necessity if one is to avoid accidentally forfeiting any procedural opportunities.

Area of Special Concentration: Grandparent Visitation

Since writing an amicus brief in the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville, Wyle has been well acquainted with the constitutional, statutory, and public policy issues raised by grandparent visitation disputes, and has represented the Coalition for the Restoration of Parental Rights (CRPR) as an amicus curiae in numerous state Supreme Courts, as well as handling several Indiana appeals for parents contesting grandparent visitation.