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In the winter of 2017, Tyler relocated from Heyl Royster’s Peoria office to its Champaign office. There, he concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis in medical malpractice, professional liability, and professional regulation/licensure. Tyler regularly defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, and clinics in professional liability claims involving significant injury or death. Tyler has also represented clients in trucking, business and commercial, and estate litigation as well as estate planning matters, including powers of attorney, probate administration, wills, and trusts.
Tyler initially joined Heyl Royster's Peoria office as an associate in the fall of 2012 and was an active member in the Peoria County Bar Association serving on numerous committees, including the Young Lawyer’s Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee. He was also actively involved in the community where he served as a Board Member on the Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (“IPMR”) Foundation, Chairman of IPMR’s Legend at the Ballpark Committee, and was an assistant coach for the Metamora High School Varsity Baseball Team. Prior to joining Heyl Royster, he spent nearly two years in general practice with another Peoria law firm.
During law school, Tyler was a member of Valparaiso University's Law Review and worked as an extern for Federal Judge Rudolph T. Randa in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hammond, Indiana, and the City of South Bend. He also served as a teaching assistant for Valparaiso University's Legal Writing Department and a research assistant.Prior to law school, Tyler received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of St. Francis, located in Joliet, Illinois. While attending St. Francis, he played college baseball under legendary coach Gordie Gillespie.