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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.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ruben Alonso Montoya

    We have worked on many Workers' Compensation/Personal Injury crossovers and I highly recommend Tyler. He takes great pride in protecting his client's interest and has genuine desire to help them.


    Ruben Montoya Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Okorie Okorocha

    Tyler Barnett is hands down, one of the best personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles.


    Okorie Okorocha Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 550
Marina del Rey, CA, 90292-6660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
Invited memberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ten Million Dollar Lawyers ClubN/AN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/AN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of Los AngelesN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hasbun v. MTA$1,900,000
Plaintiff v. Management Company, Repair Company and Owner$1,850,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - San DiegoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A