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Tyler James Barnett

Personal injury Attorney at Marina Del Rey, CA

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tyler

Learn Tyler’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Catastrophic injury, spinal cord fusion, hip replacement, knee replacement, open reduction internal fixation, amputation, paralysis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, burns, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death

  2. Car accident

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 Carr LLP in 2007. Since that time he has won several seven-figure cases for his personal injury clients, including but not limited to: lumbar fusion from an auto accident ($8.7 million); wrongful death from a single vehicle accident ($4.9 million); traumatic brain injury from an auto accident ($3 million); cervical fusion from a 3-car collision ($2.3 million); injuries to a disabled passenger resulting from an improperly maintained wheelchair lift ($2 million); complex regional pain syndrome caused by a van operator closing the door on a passenger’s hand ($2,000,000); lumbar chance fracture to an 83 yr old from an auto accident with a rental vehicle ($1,954,); wrongful death of a pedestrian against the MTA ($1.9 million); gunshot wound due to negligent security and maintenance of an apartment building ($1.85 million); onboard fall against a shuttle bus company ($1.375 million). Additional examples can be found in the case results section of .

The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named Mr. Barnett one of the nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 for excellence in the field of personal injury. Trial Lawyers Association named Mr. Barnett as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in the state of California. Mr. Barnett has also been regularly named as one of Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.

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.

Mr. Barnett lives with his wife, also an attorney, and their two children in Westwood, California.

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4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 410
Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292

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Posted by Nicki | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful representation
I am an out of state resident that was in a horrible automobile accident while vacationing in California. Tyler was referred to me from a friend. He did an amazing job settling my case that was in litigation since before COVID affected the world and how we do things… not only was this an obstacle, but I also had preexisting neurological illness and a case that a previous lawyer gave up on, close to the statute date. What a mess! Tyler was able to find me the best expert witnesses to verify my current disability and how the accident has affected them and treated me with the utmost respect and kindness from beginning to end of my case! Thank you so much for all you have done, Tyler!
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Posted by David | April 15, 2021
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David Bowell
Tyler and his law firm were excellent throughout the law suit process, he provided great surgical care and was very thorough and professional and prepared to get the best results he could for myself his law firm.. couldn’t ask for a better legal team..
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Finally an honest, smart attorney
My wife was hit by a car while walking (and pregnant) a few months back and after perusing many advertisements for PI attorneys, I came across Tyler's profile and after reading his reviews, decided to give him a call. I was very nervous and anxious to even reach out and talk to an attorney, but Tyler did an amazing job of making me feel at ease from the first conversation. He was honest from day one and provided very valuable advice even before the topic of formally engaging him has come up. At the end of the process, he provided honest advice, which was that we were better off with the insurance settlement and suggested not to hire an attorney because we would be worse off financially. An advice that you would rarely hear from a PI attorney! He is an honest good man and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs his services. Thank you Tyler a million times!
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Posted by J | August 1, 2019
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Extraordinary Representation Won the Case
Before meeting Tyler, I spoke to or met with more than 18 attorneys about a family member's complex injury case. Many gave sales pitches, or pressed us to sign papers on the spot - even before they reviewed our medical records. By the end of our meeting with Tyler Barnett and James Carr, we were confident they were prepared, and had the resources to represent us. Tyler was straightforward, patient and kind. He explained complex legal terminology to us. He navigated our claim with precision, varying his strategies on ever-changing circumstances. And Tyler indeed prevailed on our behalf. Contact Tyler before searching for other attorneys who may not have the same span and depth of knowledge and experience. Trust that his laser-sharp focus is about winning for his clients. We're forever grateful to Tyler.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2019
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Attorney of the year
Mr. Barnett is a caring, determined,wise attorney he guided us in all aspects of our case. My husband was in a terrible work incident that ruined his career but Mr. Barnett never drop the ball. He put a game plan down and followed thru. The caring phone calls to see how my husband was doing to just letting us know how the case was going. We truly feel bless that our Lord introduce us. We are grateful for all his efforts,aswell for his staff . Especially Mrs Shawnee what a wonderful woman she is helpful and truly sincere professional woman. We Thank You all for your hard work to make sure we are taken care of. May Our Heavenly Father Bless you all.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
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Tyler Barnett and firm Review
Tyler and his law firm Yuhl Carr represented my family in a death related lawsuit. He did a fantastic job and my family received the best service one can hope for during such a tragic time. We received just compensation for our loss. My family member would have been proud and happy with the results! I felt very comfortable with Tyler when looking for an attorney. His professional manner and empathy stood out from the others. He took the time to answer my calls and emails, and returned them in a timely matter. I had a lot of questions and needed an accessible attorney. Tyler was there for me. He also thought outside the box and I think this helped us win our case. The other attorneys in the office including Jim and Colin were amazing as well. Jim is a father figure with lots of wisdom and has 40 years of experience. You can learn a lot from this guy. He was very patient when the going was tough or I had some strong concerns during negotiation. Colin took the time to guide me on a small case I had later. He couldn't take the case but was very helpful and patient with my questions. Not many attorneys would do this. I would highly recommend this law firm. You will be happy with their professionalism, help, and empathy. Check out the results from prior cases on their website too. Thank you Tyler, Colin and Jim!
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Posted by Thomas | April 4, 2014
Top notch representation!!!
Words are almost inadequate to express my gratefulness to Tyler and his team at Yuhl Carr LLP. I was in a car accident that was so severe it resulted in my car being totaled and me requiring back surgery. From the moment I met Tyler to both my successful recovery and financial reward, I felt guided. We made every decision together, which is very important to someone unfamiliar with this process. Everything from picking the Orthopedic doctor, Physical Therapist to the Neurosurgeon was a joint decision. He is kind, considerate, has a great sense of humor but is sharp as a whip! The only quality that surpasses his professionalism is his knowledge. I never had a question he didn't know the answer to and his responses usually came within minutes of an email or phone message. His attention to details is unmatched. I know for a fact that he worked on other cases while working on mine, but somehow he managed to make me feel like I was his highest priority. If you ever have the misfortune of being in an accident and need SUPERIOR REPRESENTATION, run to Tyler...don't walk, RUN!! I am back in the gym (3-4 days a week) working out with free weights and thanks to Tyler, I now have the financial peace of mind that will assist me in making a full physical recovery. Tyler is a God sent...exactly what you hope to find in a lawyer!
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Posted by Criss | March 8, 2014
A Lawyer like no other.
One Day my brother was here and the next he was gone. My mother and I dealt with his passing in different was. My mother shut down and I had to try to handle everything. Needing legal advise I turned to the web reviews and narrowed the attorneys to One, Tyler Barnett. After meeting with him and Jim Carr I was informed by Tyler he would look into a few things and keep me posted to his findings. With every twist and turn on the case he kept me up to date. He and everyone at his firm were warm and caring, going the extra mile to comfort my mother and me. We truly would not have been able to make it through this enormous loss with out all his help. I HIGHLY Recommend Tyler Barnett.
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Posted by Doods | October 2, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Great and Excellent Lawyer. Very knowlegeable - he explained every details of the case in the way I can understand it, and guide you towards the right direction. Very accomodating - you won't get intimidated as other lawyers do. You will feel the connection and trust him right away.
Posted by Christopher | April 5, 2011
Tyler Barnett is an exceptional talent!!!
Tyler Barnett is an exceptional attorney. He is a true professional that exhibits strong organizational skills and a winning personality. Tyler’s communication skills are second to none. He is consistently punctual and thorough in communicating the facts of the case and his strategic process, to my level of comprehension. He has also played a critical role in organizing my numerous doctors, experts, and insurance personnel, so that it is not a hinderance to me. As his client, I have appreciated his constant advice for me to “focus on recovery and getting healthy” and that he would take care of the legal issues. I have so much trust in confidence in Tyler, that I have referred 3 additional cases to him this year, including family, a co-worker, and a close personal friend. I conducted extensive research when hiring an attorney for my case. Tyler impressed me more than any other attorney I screened. Tyler will continue to be my “Best in Class” attorney for many years to come. He is an outstanding talent that will exceed your expectations.
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Posted by Moira | July 8, 2010
Exceptional Lawyer
Tyler is an exceptional lawyer. Never having gone through any kind of legal action before, it was certainly daunting, but from the beginning, Tyler guided me through the process in a most professional manner. Tyler’s communication skills are impeccable, he has always answered my questions or concerns, in a clear and concise way, without sugar-coating or excessive legal jargon, which I appreciated. Without Tyler’s representation, I don’t believe I would have received the compensation that I ultimately did. There is no question that he is extremely knowledgeable, and indeed an asset to his profession. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tyler to anyone who has suffered a personal injury, and requires legal representation. He is the best !
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2009
Champion of Clients!
Over the years I have used various attorneys in business and my personal life. I can honestly say Tyler Barnett beats them all hands down. I was referred to Tyler by another attorney who thinks highly of Mr. Barnett's abilities. From the moment of first contact, Tyler not only took an interest in my case, he demonstrated great concern for my personal well being. Tyler's compassion during my course of medical treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation helped me through a very difficult time. He is a very gifted attorney with a passion for law and demonstrates integrity, knowledge, and great communication skills on a daily basis. Tyler is more knowledgeable about the law than others twice his age. With his knowledge, skills as a litigator, and his tenacity you couldn't be be in better hands. I highly recommend Mr. Barnett and his firm to anyone who needs outstanding legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2009
Outstanding Lawyer
Over the years in both my professional and private life I have used various lawyers from time to time. Last year I was referred to Tyler Barnett, there are no words that can express my appreciation to this young man for everything he has done for me. I became a client of Attorney Barnett's during a very difficult time medically. Tyler has been there for me every step of the way. His law practice is by far the most professional I have experienced. Tyler is responsive when I have questions, knowledgeable in dealing with the issues, and has stayed in constant contact with me about the case and to make sure I was receiving proper medical care. In addition to his passion for the law and compassion for his client's, Tyler's above all put integrity and client communications first. He may be a young attorney but he is professionally gifted and I will always be grateful for the assistance he and his firm have provided. Respectfully, John McFarlane, President, COO, and Broker Officer Coachella Sonoma Corporation & HMC Real Estate.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2009
Tyler Barnett is amazing.
Words cannot express my unwavering gratitude for Tyler Barnett. Tyler Barnett fought hard and spent endless days and nights in order to win my personal injury case. I am eternally appreciative for his perpetual tenacity and concern for my case and my overall well being. I would recommend him to anyone that has had the misfortune of a personal personal injury that they didn't incur. Tyler Barnett has an unwavering auspicous personality as well.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2009
Anna Lisa Raya on Tyler Barnett
Although I have never met my lawyer, Tyler Barnett, in person, I have full faith that he is taking care of my case. He checks in frequently via email and phone, and keeps me updated on anything relevant to my case. We're still in the wait-and-see phase of my personal injury case–waiting to see how my injury heals before seeking damages–and I like that approach. It requires patience, but it's important to me, so I'm willing to wait to make sure that my case is handled the best way possible. I was a juror in a civil suit resulting from a car accident, and the lawyers in that case were not appealing. Tyler Barnett is the complete opposite in terms of demeanor and outlook. I have a lot of confidence in his abilities.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2009
Highly Recommended Personal Injury Attorney
Thanks to Tyler Barnett, I not only received significant compensation for my injury, but he also taught me about the law and guided me through each step of my case. Working with him changed my misconception about stereotypes towards lawyers and sparked my interest in becoming a lawyer myself.
Posted by Sue Martin | February 24, 2009
Review for Tyler Barnett
Tyler is a great lawyer & friend. He is very knowledgeable & does his job well. I would recommend him very highly.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2009
Super Lawyer
Went above and beyond his legal responsibilities with complete satisfaction of his legal advice and knowledge of the law.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2009
Tyler is a wonderful attorney. From the very beginning, he made me feel at ease with my case. He exudes a confidence that inspires trust, and his strength of character is immediately evident. I would definitely recommend Tyler to anyone needing legal counsel.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2009
Good help with Personal Injury case
Tyler was able to explain my case to me very well. I got good advice on what my particular options were and an honest assessment of what I should expect going forward. When the world is falling around you its best to ask the smartest, hardest working person you can find what to do, and then do it.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Yuhl Carr LLP
  • 2007 - Present


  • USC Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hasbun v. MTA
  • $1,900,000
  • Plaintiff v. Management Company, Repair Company and Owner
  • $1,850,000
  • Monika H. Solomon v. The Vons Companies, Inc. and Hussmann Corporation
  • $2,000,000
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  • Ten Million Dollar Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Invited member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
Endorse Tyler
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyler Barnett is hands down, one of the best personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Barnett is a truly exceptional lawyer who has recovered many millions of dollars for his clients. His results are regularly published in various jury verdict reporters and newspapers. Whether you are seriously injured or just not even sure you have a case, Mr. Barnett is uniquely knowledgeable in the field of personal injury law and is always there for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyler is a hard working, smart, ethical, and aggressive attorney who leaves no stones unturned for his client. He provides not just great personal service to his clients, but he fights for them to get top dollar results, all the while putting the client's interests first."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is hard wroking, competent and honest. He goes the extra mile for every client. A true star in the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyler is smart, dedicated and committed to getting great results for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tyler is truly a "rising star" of the plaintiffs bar. His clients are truly fortunate to benefit from his agressive and comprehensive representation, and most of all from the outstanding results for which he is responsible."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Barnett on a complicated personal injury matter. His grasp of the law was fantastic and his ability to cut to the chase and successfully litigate a multi million dollar settlement was astounding. I hope I can work with him again."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tyler is an excellent attorney who achieves great results on behalf of his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tyler is the best of the best. Articulate, motivated, intelligent and understanding. He would be my choice to represent my family."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally tried personal injury cases with Tyler, and I can say without hesitation, that he is one of the most most aggressive and most talented up and coming personal injury lawyers out there right now. He is diligent, hard working, and genuinely cares about his clients. Tyler will get you ever last cent you are entitled to."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work! Tyler's "no BS" attitude has taken him to new heights this year as a trial attorney. His vigorous representation of his clients has earned him several seven figure settlements/verdicts in the past few months alone. His wit can only be matched by his heart; he knows he is fighting for the people and for what is right."
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