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Tyler
Tyler D. Trew
Associate, New Orleans
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

Overview

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, and representation of oil companies in the defense of claims made by landowners regarding property contamination.

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.

Experience

  • 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

  • Co-tried two-day preliminary injunction trial regarding future of public school funding in New Orleans
  • Represented multinational e-commerce corporation in multiple alleged breach of contract disputes related to business-to-consumer sales services

  • With other firm attorneys, represented major New Orleans law firm in legal malpractice case resolving the matter confidentially on highly favorable terms

  • 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 to present)

  • Supported the firm's 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

  • Supported the firm’s representation of major oil and gas company in claims asserted under the Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Act

  • Pro Bono Representation of homeowner in breach of contract dispute related to elevation work performed on her home

Involvement

Professional

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Barr Association Professional Liability Litigation Committee – Membership Subcommittee Co-Chair

  • Federal Bar Association

  • New Orleans Bar Association

Community

  • 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

After Hours

"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 frequenting the various music venues in New Orleans, playing guitar, and attending LSU football games.”