Bernard L. "Buddy" Pylitt

Biography

Bernard L. “Buddy” Pylitt re-entered the practice of law in early 2005 after serving as Judge of Hamilton County Superior Court No. 2 during 2004.

During that time, Judge Pylitt presided over a wide variety of complex civil and criminal matters, including the settlement of the Trinity Homes class action mold lawsuit, cases of first impression involving the disposition of frozen embryos and a same sex custody adoption dispute. Mr. Pylitt brings a unique perspective with over 36 years of experience as a County and Federal prosecutor, trial lawyer, Administrative Law Judge for three Indiana agencies, and Superior Court Judge.

Following graduation from Indiana University with a B.A. degree in 1970, Mr. Pylitt enrolled in the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis. His law school studies were interrupted by a two-year commitment to the United States Army where he served in the Judge Advocate General Corp at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was honorably discharged in 1973 and awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He resumed his studies and received his J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1975.

Mr. Pylitt has participated as a moderator or lecturer for various continuing legal education programs sponsered by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF). These have included: a program on the Federal Sentencing Commission’s Guidelines during the Federal Practice Symposium; a presentation “Civil Practitioner’s Reaction to a Grand Jury Subpoena Upon His Corporate Client” at the ICLEF Federal Civil Practice Update Seminar; a presentation to ICLEF’s Bankruptcy Exemption Planning Seminar on the criminal implications of asset transfers and concealments; chairing a two-day seminar on State and Federal Administrative Agencies Practice sponsored by ICLEF, and being a roundtable presenter at the ICLEF Advanced Gaming Law Seminar.

The focus of Mr. Pylitt’s practice includes mediation/alternative dispute resolution, white collar criminal defense and complex Federal and State Court civil litigation. Mr. Pylitt has extensive experience representing both individuals and corporate clients investigated for committing federal and state crimes. He is also a fully Certified Civil Mediator in the State of Indiana, mediator, unfair labor practice hearing examiner, and fact finder for the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board for the past three years until present, and Administrative Law Judge for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Mr. Pylitt was also named as Sagamore of the Wabash. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Pylitt may be reached via e-mail at bpylitt@katzkorin.com.

 

 

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