Tyler is an associate with Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge, practicing in the Medical Malpractice Defense group in the firm's Grand Rapids office. Prior to joining Smith Haughey, Tyler worked as a judicial law clerk for Justice Dan Schmidt of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District. Before his clerkship, Tyler worked for an Illinois law firm where he focused his practice on defense litigation. He worked on cases in a variety of practice areas and industries, including transportation (railroad and trucking), general tort defense, commercial litigation, toxic torts, and appellate claims. He successfully obtained summary judgment on several occasions for a railroad client, helped obtained a defense verdict for the same railroad client at a trial in federal court, and successfully defended a favorable summary judgment on appeal in a premises liability case.
Tyler graduated from Bradley University with a B.S., summa cum laude, in philosophy and history, where he was also a member of the university’s baseball team. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University.
Outside of the office, Tyler enjoys spending time on the golf course, in the gym, and running with his dog, Bud. In the past, he has also coached youth and high school baseball teams during the summer season.
Judicial Law Clerk, Illinois Appellate Court, Third District
Associate Attorney, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen