Tyler J. Barnett graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego in 1999 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts and major in Political Science / Public Law. In 2002, Mr. Barnett obtained his Juris Doctor from University of Southern California Law School with High Honors in Pre-Trial Advocacy and as an Editor of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. He was admitted to the California State Bar that same year.
Mr. Barnett began his legal career as an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Michael J. Piuze, which won the two largest verdicts in history for an individual plaintiff in the amounts of $28 billion and $3 billion. Mr. Barnett was a principal associate on catastrophic injury and automotive crashworthiness cases involving rollover induced roof crush ($23 million verdict), tire failure and rollover of 15 passenger van ($12 million settlement), passenger restraint failure ($8 million settlement) and instability and rollover of SUV ($6 million settlement).
In 2005, he opened his own law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims and joined Yuhl Stoner Carr LLP in 2007. Since that time he has won several seven-figure cases for his personal injury clients, including wrongful death against the MTA ($1.9 million), negligent security and maintenance of an apartment building ($1.85 million), onboard fall against a shuttle bus company ($1.375 million) and a major confidential settlement for an injury resulting from an improperly maintained wheelchair lift ($2 million).
Mr. Barnett is a member of the Ten Million Dollar Lawyers Club and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Barnett was named as one of Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars.
Mr. Barnett lives with his wife, also an attorney, and their two children in Westwood, California.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2007|
|Invited member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ten Million Dollar Lawyers Club||N/A||N/A|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Hasbun v. MTA||$1,900,000|
|Plaintiff v. Management Company, Repair Company and Owner||$1,850,000|
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|University of California - San Diego||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|University of Southern California Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|