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Overview

A fierce advocate for labor and employment clients, Tyler aims to protect clients – inside and outside the courtroom.

Tyler has a decade of experience defending clients against administrative complaints and investigations issued by government enforcement agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Labor. He also routinely conducts workplace investigations on behalf of clients. He successfully represents corporate clients, particularly in Healthcare and Education, in the litigation of various labor and employment claims including those based on:

  • Title VII
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

While Tyler is well prepared to aggressively represent clients in court with cost-effective, results-driven litigation, his primary goal is to protect clients. He understands this is sometimes optimally achieved through compliance advice, employment counseling and training. When there is a claim, Tyler works to promote effective pre-suit resolution. He firmly believes that many of the best legal victories are won outside the courtroom through proactive measures and appropriate preparation.


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Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2018
  • America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for Kansas, 2018
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Kansas, 2018
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Academy Graduate

Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
    • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • B.A., Baker University
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented a Kansas City area construction company in series of multi-million dollar lawsuits associated with large explosion and fire on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The consolidated litigation was composed of more than 20 separate lawsuits involving claims of wrongful death, catastrophic injury, extensive property damage and business interruption losses.
  • Obtained summary judgment for city and its police chief when a former police sergeant claimed $2 million in damages related to his termination from employment, alleging race discrimination and violations of his due process rights.
  • Obtained complete defense verdict in jury trial concerning alleged Kansas Consumer Protection Act violations, conversion and breach of implied warranties.
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Outside the Office

With three young children, Tyler spends most of his free time enjoying his family. He especially loves to be outdoors, whether fishing, golfing or attending a sporting event with family or friends.