Tyler graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin with Departmental Honors. At Wake Forest, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the M.D. Phillips Prize in Classical Languages. He received his law degree in 2006 from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law as an Articles Editor. He further holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation with a Certificate in Estate Planning from Villanova University's Graduate Tax Program, through which he also completed advanced course work in ERISA and employee benefits law.
Before starting his own practice, Tyler worked for six years, first as an associate attorney and then partner, at a civil litigation firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He later practiced with a leading financial services law firm after serving as Senior Trial Counsel with a national, non-profit public interest organization. Additionally, he has worked at a prominent business law firm in Raleigh, where he primarily provided litigation support to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee.
Tyler is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose membership is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Moreover, he has been named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers for multiple years and was formally selected a North Carolina SuperLawyer in 2021. He was named to the North Carolina Pro Bono Honorary Society in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and named to the South Carolina Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2019 and 2020.
A past president of the Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Tyler previously served on both the Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section and the NCBA's Appellate Rules Committee.
After law school, Tyler was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald, who was then a United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee and who now sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also taught at the University of Memphis School of Law and served two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Walter C. Kurtz, a trial court judge in Nashville and later Senior Judge for the State of Tennessee.
A native of Greensboro, Tyler is admitted to practice law in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Michigan as well as numerous federal courts.
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