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Columbus, OH 43215

201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202

600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114


J.D., summa cum laude, Capital University Law School, 2012

  • Executive Content & Business Editor, Capital University Law Review, Volume 40
  • Staff Member, Capital University Law Review, Volume 39
  • Pro Bono Legal Honors

B.S., Economics, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, 2009


Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Business Litigation) (2019–2020)

Capital University Law School Young Alumnus of the Year (2020)

Tyler Tarney litigates and manages risk in complex commercial, trade secret/non-compete, mass tort, and employment disputes with a focus in bet-the-company exposure, class and collective actions, immediate injunctive relief, and other high stakes.

He has argued and won multiple Sixth Circuit appeals, been appointed national Liaison Counsel for a group of defendants in the Opioid Multi-District Litigation, obtained or defeated immediate injunctive relief in federal courts in various states, coordinated national and state mass tort strategy, set influential trade secret precedent, handled cases with national media attention, and negotiated C-level executive employment and compensation agreements.

He also teaches Electronic Discovery as an adjunct law professor. In law school, he graduated third while clerking at a defense firm, on the Law Review Executive Board, and externing for Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton.

Multi-District Litigation, Mass Torts, Product Liability

  • Appointed by federal court as 1/6 national Liaison Counsel representing defendant groups in opioid MDL with 1,400+ cases
  • Coordinated national defense strategy and early extraction of three defendant group in 40 Ohio opioid cases, as well as state defense strategy and early extraction of chemical supplier in 32 Ohio and Iowa cases alleging diacetyl and flavoring chemical exposure
  • Defended numerous mass tort, class action, multi-plaintiff, and single-plaintiff catastrophic actions across the country involving opioid, asbestos, diacetyl, talc, hazardous chemical, pharmaceutical, herbicide, environmental, medical device, appliance, hair care, and home appliance products

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained numerous orders from various federal district courts granting motions to dismiss and for summary judgment in wide variety of disputes, as well as multiple Sixth Circuit decisions affirming dismissal of RICO and fraud claims
  • Secured various judgments through directed or defense verdicts at trial, demands for indemnification, and sanction awards for frivolous conduct
  • Defended wide variety of commercial disputes in class-wide, consolidated, and individual matters in state, federal, arbitration, and regulatory forums involving immediate injunctive relief, fraud, conspiracy, consumer protection laws (including FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA), tortious interference, unfair competition, fiduciary duty, indemnity, warranty, insurance coverage, slander of title, eviction, property damage, negligent supervision, premises liability, collection, and related contract and business tort claims

Trade Secret/Non-Compete

  • Obtained federal TROs, preliminary injunctions, and/or permanent injunctions in New York, Illinois, and Michigan for global staffing company enforcing restrictive covenants against competitors and former employees
  • Defeated requested federal preliminary injunction against braided composites manufacturer
  • Secured various orders for national companies compelling early/pre-discovery trade secret identification, anti-competitive competitor communications under crime-fraud privilege exception, and issuing discovery rulings in high-stakes trade secret, tortious interference, defamation, and related disputes

Employment & Wage-and-Hour Litigation

  • Prevailed in various state and federal forums dismissing discrimination, retaliation, employee benefit, and other employment claims including multiple Sixth Circuit appeals affirming dismissal
  • Defended and negotiated favorable resolutions of numerous wage-and-hour class and collective actions, including federal decision denying plaintiff from pursuing class action
  • Advised national companies and C-level executives with restrictive covenant, executive compensation, handbook, data security, workplace safety, risk management, trade secret, and hiring/termination issues
  • Defended hundreds of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, disability, FMLA, contract, wrongful termination, misclassification, whistleblower, neglient supervision, severance, privacy, intentional tort, emotional distress, and related claims in state, federal, and regulatory forums including the EEOC, Civil Rights Commission, DOL, BWC, and SPRS

Professional Liability and D&O Litigation

  • Prevailed in federal courts in various states dismissing wide range of matters against professionals and their firms, agents, and brokers and multiple times before the Sixth Circuit affirming dismissal
  • Defended boutique IP law firm in high-stakes action alleging negligent representation of prosthetics manufacturer in numerous underlying bet-the-company patent suits across the country for 10+ years
  • Successful defense of lawyers, engineers, architects, financial service professionals, physicians, accountants, psychologists, counselors, real estate brokers, insurance agents and brokers, directors and officers, dentists, law enforcement, title agents, other professionals, and their firms before state and federal courts, grand juries, and regulatory forums including the DOC, Ethics Commission, and Medical and Dental Boards in matters alleging negligence, fraud, malpractice, contract, RICO violations, constitutional violations, emotional distress, personal injury, as well as with third-party subpoenas


U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois ⁠–⁠ Trial Bar
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York 
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York 


Federal Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys