Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139
Tyler is a litigator whose practice includes a wide variety of both commercial and energy litigation, including the prosecution and defense of contractual disputes, construction contract litigation, professional liability litigation, Education Law, e-discovery, tax disputes, and representation of oil companies in the defense of claims made by landowners regarding property contamination. Most recently Tyler represented a client in a $34 million construction dispute related to the third largest offshore jacket to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, and he managed the e-discovery database which included over 500,000 documents and 1.5 TB of data.
Tyler serves on the firm's technology committee and ESG committee. Tyler regularly shares advice and information on e-discovery and ethical obligations related to e-discovery. As e-discovery becomes more prevalent, clients can rely on Tyler to advise on the risks and benefits in connection with its use.
Tyler’s courtroom experience flourishes from his clerkship opportunities. While attending law school, he was a judicial extern to the Honorable Ralph Tyson, late Chief Judge of the United States Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Catherine D. Kimball, former Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Prosecution and defense of breach of contract, antitrust, unfair trade practices, fraud, quasi contract, and business tort claims
- Defending one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies against claims of deceptive/unfair trade practices, racketeering, and related claims in multiple opioid cases.
- Defended Blue Cross Blue Shield Association against an antitrust class action suit challenging its nation-wide licensing system.
- Represented Fortune 500 company that operates online worldwide payment system in multiple disputes involving alleged breach of contract, unfair trade practices act, and tort claims.
- Represented multinational e-commerce corporation in multiple alleged breach of contract disputes related to business-to-consumer sales services.
- Member of legal team that secured a $5.5 million judgment in favor of client and a dismissal with prejudice of the defendants’ counterclaims seeking $12 million in damages for alleged breach of contract pertaining to a guar gum processing plant in Houston. The defendants agreed to entry of a consent judgment on the eve of the scheduled two-week jury trial.
- Represented national cable and satellite news television network in alleged breach of licensing agreement dispute.
- Supported the firm’s representation in defense of major oil company in multiple commercial disputes involving alleged breach of contract, breach of lease, unjust enrichment, and alleged property damage (2013-2018)
- Representation of peer-to-peer carsharing company that allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles via an online and mobile interface in over 56 countries in connection with breach of contract and tort claims.
- Representation of both owners/developers and contractors in the prosecution and defense of numerous disputes involving construction contracts including representing owner in $34 million construction dispute related to the third largest offshore jacket to operate in the Gulf of Mexico. In connection therewith, managed e-discovery database with over 500,000 documents and 1.5 TB of data.
- Representation of both owners/developers and contractors regarding compliance with and litigation related to the Louisiana Private Works Act.
- Representation of national homebuilder in connection with numerous subdivision developments.
- Representation of contractors and owners in connection with insurance disputes following natural disasters such as Hurricanes Laura and Ida along with other catastrophic events.
- Pro Bono Representation of homeowner in breach of contract dispute related to elevation work performed on her home.
Tax, Professional Liability, and Education
- Representation of numerous businesses and nonprofits in connection with state and local tax disputes.
- With other firm attorneys, represented major New Orleans law firm in legal malpractice case resolving the matter confidentially on highly favorable terms.
- Co-tried two-day preliminary injunction trial regarding future of public school funding in New Orleans.
- Representation of a major oil and gas company in oil field legacy cases involving Louisiana Act 312, as well as claims for alleged breaches of mineral leases, surface lease, and the Louisiana Mineral Code.
- Representation of major oil and gas company in claims asserted under the Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Act.
- Representation of oil and gas companies in connection with development and royalty demands, expropriation actions, legacy claims, land ownership disputes, and other complex energy and environmental-related problems.
Make Music NOLA - Member of the Board of Directors
Homeless Experience Legal Protection (“H.E.L.P.”) Program – Volunteer Attorney
The Pro Bono Project - Volunteer Attorney
“Ethical Obligations in Technology Assisted Review,” Liskow & Lewis' The Energy Law Blog, February 23, 2021
“Ethical Obligations in Technology Assisted Review,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Practice Points, December 7, 2020
“Ethical Obligations in Electronic Discovery,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Practice Points, June 5, 2018
“Are Changes Coming Soon to Rule 11 Sanctions?,” American Bar Association Section of Professional Liability Litigation News, July 12, 2017
“Disengagement Letter Essential to Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Case,” American Bar Association Section of Professional Liability Litigation News, December 13, 2016
“Representing the Fractured and Imploding Entity,” ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, October 5, 2016
“Legislation Proposed to Reform Professional-Malpractice Claims,” American Bar Association Section of Professional Liability Litigation News, February 27, 2014
“Recent Developments in Maritime Jurisdiction,” 61 La. Bar Journal 3 (October/November 2013)
"Before law school I managed a band. I enjoy music and serve on the Board of Directors for Make Music NOLA, a nonprofit music education program that serves underprivileged youth in New Orleans. I spend my free time with my wife and two daughters and enjoy frequenting the various music venues in New Orleans, attending LSU football games, collecting bourbon, and traveling.”