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Overview

Tyler concentrates his practice on insurance, commercial litigation and product liability defense.

Tyler advises both insurance companies and their insureds. He has advised insurance companies on coverage issues and claims handling. In counseling businesses on policy coverage and exposures, Tyler develops insurance strategies that minimize risk and possible litigation. He ensures that clients have the information they need to make smart decisions that achieve their business objectives.

A significant portion of Tyler’s practice involves defending manufacturers against product liability claims. He has represented manufacturers in state and federal court, and in arbitrations. Tyler also counsels manufacturers in various industries on minimizing their product liability risk. He has experience prosecuting and defending professional malpractice claims and business disputes, including workers’ compensation, general negligence and breach of contract claims.


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Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2014-2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • National Moot Court Team
    • UMKC Law School Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition, highest overall score
    • UMKC Law Review, Articles & Symposia Editor
    • The Urban Lawyer Law Journal
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
    • cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DRI
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Advised on a wide range of insurance products, including commercial general liability, commercial property and business income, directors and officers liability, professional malpractice, life insurance, stop-loss, automobile and transactional (e.g., representations and warranties).
  • Counseled business clients on all aspects of insurance law, including coverage, claims handling standards and insurance disputes.
  • Successfully prosecuted professional malpractice claims related to issuance of securities.
  • Successfully defended national manufacturer in product liability lawsuits, obtaining dismissals and summary judgments.
Community Leadership
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Young Lawyers Section, Board Member
  • Mizzou Alumni Association, Board Member, Chair of Tiger Tailgate