Tyler first came to Huntington, WV while in law school and decided to make the area his home. From 2010 until 2014, he represented individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of legal matters in state and federal courts across West Virginia and Ohio. His practice experience encompasses personal injury, medical malpractice litigation, products liability litigation, legal malpractice claims, insurance defense, railroad defense, and various other related matters.
In 2014, Tyler took a break from practicing law to serve on active duty as an officer in the United States Army. His assignments were primarily in infantry and special operations units, most recently with 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. After leaving active duty in May 2018, Tyler transitioned to serving as a judge advocate with the West Virginia Army National Guard while simultaneously opening Haslam Law Firm LLC. He now focuses his practice on personal injury, civil litigation, OVI/DUI defense, and felony criminal defense.
Tyler and his wife Marla live in Proctorville with their three children and dog. In his spare time, he is active with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6878 and continues to occasionally fall out of high-performance airplanes in an awkward manner.
Graduate, 207th JAOBC, The Judge Advocate General's School and Legal Center, 2019
Juris Doctor, with Distinction, Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Emory & Henry College, 2007
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Ohio Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
National College for DUI Defense
Leveling the Playing Field: Using Rational Basis with a Bite as a Means of Overcoming the NCAA's Violation of Equal Protection, 37 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 283 (2011)
Case Note, State ex rel. Skaggs v. Brunner, 120 Ohio St.3d 506, 2008 Ohio 6333, 900 N.E.2d 982 (2008), 35 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 1214 (2009)
Case Note, Medellin v. Texas, 128 S.Ct. 1346 (2008), 35 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 853 (2009)
"Identifying the 'Rambo' Litigator," National Business Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 23, 2019.
"Text Message and App Evidence in Personal Injury," National Business Institute, National Teleconference, January 30, 2019.
HONORS & AWARDS
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Super Lawyers - Ohio Rising Stars 2020
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® 2018, 2019, 2020
Inducted into The Order of Barristers, 2010
Legal Counsel for New Hope United Methodist Church, Proctorville, OH
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6878