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Neil William Tyra

Estate planning Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
    Maryland - MD 19 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2005
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Neil

Learn Neil’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Including Wills, Trusts, Power of Appointment, Advanced Health Care Directives

    20 years

  2. Family
    Including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation and access, prenuptial agreements, and separation agreements.

    20 years

Helping our neighbors plan for their family’s future and avoid painful issues.

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The Tyra Law Firm, LLC
199 East Montgomery Avenue
Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Posted by LC | July 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Excellent
"Neil was very attentive to our needs and requests for creating our Will and other documents for end of life preparation. He explained and answered all of our questions, was always available and professional. He made this process very easy for us!"
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and Honest
I'm so grateful for the assistance Neil provided during a very stressful time in my life! His honesty and integrity are so valuable. He gave me sound, actionable advice and worked to help me reach a resolution that was best for both me and my child. He made himself available during times convenient to my schedule and provides multiple methods of communication to ensure timely responses.
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Posted by Vince | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Neil continues to do a top notch job for me.
The experience was great! All work was done both professionally and in a personable manner. We got a whole package of wills, POA, Trust, etc for a very reasonable rate.
Posted by Sarah | December 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system!
My experience with The Tyra Law Firm, LLC was much easier than I thought it would be. I used their services on three separate occasions. The first time was while I was going through my divorce, the second time I asked for help with a personal injury case and received a wonderful referral to a lawyer who would specialize on my case, and the third time I turned to The Tyra Law Firm, LLC it was to have Mr. Tyra help me set up a "Special Needs Trust." I have turned to Mr. Tyra time and time and again because I feel as though he will tell me honestly what each legal matter will entail and even refer me to other lawyers if he feels the situation warrants it. Additionally, I feel as though I can ask questions when I've had them and that Mr. Tyra is an approachable lawyer, whereas some of the other lawyers I've meet do not appreciate the complexities that different legal cases may dig up, and are not as patient with their clients while explaining various legal situations. The law is complicated no matter what type of legal situation you may find yourself in, and Mr. Tyra is a lawyer that you know will explain the various legal situations you may face and look out for his clients.
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Posted by Rebecca | January 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful with estate planning - made it as easy as it gets!
I went to Neil for help with estate planning documents on the recommendation of a friend. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and answered all my questions...even the ones I didn't know to ask. We went through several drafts to make sure that my documents were all exactly how I wanted them, and overall the process was as painless as possible, which was what I was looking for. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Lance | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Top-notch attorney
Neil helped me tremendously with both my nightmare of a divorce as well as my child custody agreement. Which both turned out better than expected. He came highly recommended from another attorney which did not practice law in DC. He very patient in explaining how the laws in DC work as to what I should and should not expect, he kept me up to date throughout the entire process. Upon the completion of my divorce, I've since used his services to set up my Estate Planning. I will definitely use him again in the future as it is hard to find someone you can trust and who actually has your best interest in mind.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2014
Highly Intelligent And Effective
I hired Neil after I was hurt in a bike accident. I was very pleased with the manner in which he handled the case. He came up with an excellent strategy, kept me apprised throughout the process, and was extremely diligent throughout. I would definitely recommend Neil to anyone looking to hire a top-notch lawyer.
Posted by Shawn | August 31, 2014
Happy Client!!!
Neil handled my case will the care and sensitivity as if it were his own. He was responsive to each of my outreach attempts and followed up on all matters in a very timely manner. For a lawyer of his caliber, his rates are very reasonable. In the end, my case was resolved in a manner that satisfied all parties involved. I now enjoy more time with my daughter thanks to The Tyra Law Firm.
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Posted by maria | August 26, 2014
Neil is, above all else, looking out for your best interests
I hired Neil for the first time about 2 years ago to help me through a divorce. He patiently explained to me the process, made sure that I was looking out for the best interests of me and my kids, etc. He made the entire process so much easier to handle and I walked away from it confident that without Neil I wouldn't be in as secure a situation. When the time came again, and I needed Neil's advice for my child support case, I was blown away by how helpful, responsive, and honest he was. It honestly felt like he dropped everything to answer my e-mails/calls. he even called me one time while he was on vacation for something that was no more than legal advice! Anecdote aside, Neil is wonderful. I trust him implicitly. I know he's always looking out for me.
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Posted by Mark | August 20, 2014
Personal Injury Matter - Negotiated Beautifully and Efficiently
Mr. Tyra handled a personal injury claim of mine in which he kept me completely informed about my options, giving me an honest appraisal of the situation at all times. He it tech-saavy and efficient with his communications. Mr. Tyra also gave me the respect I deserved without a hint of condescension in our dealings, despite my inexperience within the legal system. He is one of those attorneys that is not out there to make a quick buck, but puts his heart into whatever type of case he picks up - big or small.
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Posted by Lauran Bowen | November 8, 2012
Compliments of a job well done
I was recommended to Neil Tyra by another attorney when I was having visitation issues with the mother of my child. It had become a very intense situation and I was at my wits end. Neil took my case and reassured me that if I listened to him and followed his direction everything would work out. Needless to say everything did work out well. Neil always keept informed and up to date, he stayed professional throughout the ordeal even when he began to see and understand the consternation that I was going through when he was communicating with my child's mother. He even convinced the other lawyed that I was not the bad guy in this situation and that what I was asking for was not unreasonable. In the end everything worked out well and Neil was wonderful. Hopefully I will not need his services again for this situation, but if I do I will not hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by Carl | October 4, 2012
he is a people's people
Neil is a very good "down to earth" everyday lawyer, he is working patiently with my best interest in mind, the best part is his charges are to the minimal, I will use him to take care me every time.
Posted by Gabriel | September 22, 2012
great lawyer but most importantly great human being
Mr Tyra represented me in a very difficult and nasty case other lawyers only cared about money but he was different he was concern more in the best interest of my child and now thanks to him I'm able to enjoy more time with my son. He is an excellent lawyer and a great human being and he proved it with experience and actions not only words.
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Posted by Bernadette | September 21, 2012
Honest, Patient and Helpful in guiding me through the process of divorce
Neil helped me through the process of filing for divorce. He was kind, patient and professional in terms of laying out what needed to be done as well as explaining the law in to words that I could understand. He was very honest about what would happen during each step and what to expect in the long run. I have worked with many lawyers and more often than not will be painted a rosy picture at first. And then things change. I didn't encounter this with Neil. He didn't tell me what I "wanted" to hear, but what I "needed" to hear. And for that I am very grateful. Bernadette
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Posted by Linda | September 20, 2012
Recommend this lawyer
I am sure there are many things to believe that some things are more important than others when considering a lawyer's qualifications, and our rating system reflects those judgments But I do know that I have worked with many different lawyers and in weighing the legal expertise in my opinion is ruled by ethics that reflects not on worldly change but on how they act and what lawyer can do in action not in words A person can say things but its only measured on what they do I have submitted my case to so many lawyers and not one lawyer cared to assist with my child support case You know they say and the President of the United States said, to put a Child First well in todays society it is to put the purchase sale of a car first and then figure a way to feed, cloth and care for your child needs when your in laws or Ex would treat a car better then a child. So to rate this lawyer, he put a child first and helped my child support case and cared along with extending his support and his actions instead of just all words as other lawyers do. Sincerely, Linda
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Posted by Scott | September 20, 2012
Mr. Tyra helped me in an unfortunate situation where there was no real win for me as a client. He looked out for my interest and made sure I was legally protected during the whole process. He was kind, honest and very fair. I will use him again in the future as it is hard to find someone you can trust and to find someone who actually looks out for your interest first and foremost.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Tyra Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Simeone & Miller
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Project Manager
  • Computer Sciences Corporation (Csc)
  • 1988 - 1994
  • Systems Engineer
  • ORI, Inc.
  • 1980 - 1988
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  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Legal Podcasts
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo & Small Firm Summit
  • Beyond Bits, Bytes, and Blogs | The Next Step to an
Attorney’s Guide to Digital Marketing
  • 2019
  • MSBA Legal Summit & Annual Meeting
  • Attorney’s Guide to Digital Marketing
  • 2019
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Surviving & Thriving in a Solo or SmallFirm Environment
  • 2009
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • An Apple for the Lawyer
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil Tyra is my go-to attorney for Maryland estate planning matters. I have consulted with him on many of my cases that have estate planning and inheritance issues. I have referred many clients, friends and family members to Attorney Tyra because he is knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Neil. Neil is a super smart and very engaging attorney. I met Neil at a legal conference and it was clear that his knowledge of the content covered at that conference could have easily qualified him to be one of the presenters. Neil is the type of estate planning and family law attorney you'd like representing you if you want someone who's experienced, knowledgeable, and just plain enjoyable to be around."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Other
"Neil is intent on keeping current with legal and business trends. I found him to be focused and enthusiastic about his work. I look forward to working with him in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil is so dedicated to his clients and the practice of law. I had the good fortune of listening to him speak at a legal conference and I was impressed by his passion and determination to make sure his clients are well taken care of. I highly recommend Neil."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil is full of energy and knowledge. He is always on the vanguard, finding new ways to make life easier for his clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Neil."
Estate planning Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil Tyra was one of the first Avvo Attorneys. Neil Tyra not only knows the law, but he is always looking forward, staying on top of any changes in the law as they happen. Neil Tyra is also an attorney who is personable and kind. I recommend Neil Tyra."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil is a rare breed. Knowledgeable and experienced but he actually listens to his clients. Getting the best result for the client is what drives everything for him. They are people not cases. And he does it with a great sense of humor."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Neil as a qualified attorney capable of providing outstanding service to clients with elder law and estate planning needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Mr. Tyra about three years ago, when we had separate clients involved in the same personal injury matter. In the course of the lawsuit, I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Tyra's unflagging efforts assisting a somewhat difficult client. Eventually, through his perseverance he obtained a great result on that case. Mr. Tyra is also quite up to date on current technology issues as they affect the practice of law. For those reasons, and others, I recommend Mr. Tyra without qualification."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil is knowledgeable attorney and passionate advocate. He takes his client commitments seriously whether the case is resolved via negotiation or litigation. I would recommend Neil to any friend or family member without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse Attorney Tyra. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Identity theft Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Neil for several years. He is smart, dedicated to his clients, and practices with the highest ethics. He brings broad experience to his work and is willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Tyra is a wonderful caring lawyer. He is always professional and respectful to opposing counsel while continuing to zealously represent the client. He knows that in family law the attorneys have to get past the emotion so reason can prevail."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Neil is a great attorney. Not only is he compassionate and understanding with his clients, but he is also very knowledgeable."
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