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Tyler A. Dillard

Attorney

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Tyler Dillard is a litigation and trial attorney. He has two main practice areas: First, he represents injured clients and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Second, he represents business clients in complex commercial, real estate, and employment litigation.

Tyler has worked on cases that have helped injured clients recover more than $50 million in total. He has helped victims of medical malpractice; tractor-trailer, car, and motorcycle wrecks; premises liability and slip and falls; sexual abuse; dog attacks; defective products; and various other injuries caused by negligence.

Tyler has also represented business, real estate, and employment clients in significant cases involving breach of contract; shareholder disputes; misappropriation; fraud; negligence; theft; trespass to property; and employment violations.

Recent studies have shown that approximately 97% of civil cases settle prior to trial, and Tyler works diligently to maximize the value of each case’s settlement potential prior to trial. The majority of his cases do settle for maximum value. However, when the opposing party or insurance company is not reasonable, Tyler goes to trial. To date, he has tried 12 cases to verdict, including both jury and bench trials. He has also argued many other significant motions in both state and federal courts.

 Tyler is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and is a Barrister in the Lumpkin Inn of Court. Tyler graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Georgia in 2010 and Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2013. Tyler and his wife Caroline, also an attorney, live in Atlanta and attend Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church. Tyler is a Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta sports fan. He enjoys golf, tennis, traveling, and hiking in his free time.

To see Tyler’s representative cases, click on Success Stories.

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia

  • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), with Honors, 2013

University of Georgia

  • B.B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), with High Honors, 2010

Admissions

  • Georgia

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Civic Activities

Community & Professional

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Henry W. Grady High School, Mock Trial Coach

Client Testimonials

Testimonials

“The first lawyer I met with said my case was worth $3,000 - $6,000. I met with Tyler next, and he eventually recovered $100,000 for my case. Tyler did an outstanding job.”

– Ross K.

“Tyler represented our lending and factoring company in a litigation matter adverse to a national surety company, local county government, and construction company. The areas of law at issue were complex, and the stakes for our business were high. Tyler provided us with thorough research and honest guidance on the potential problems we faced as well as thoughtful arguments on how we may overcome those. Ultimately, Tyler represented us at a mediation and helped us negotiate a settlement that secured our recovery of a substantial amount of money. We appreciated Tyler’s representation.”

- Todd H. and Kevin S.

"Tyler represented my Mom after she was injured at a major retail store. Tyler worked hard to get security camera footage and key documents that showed the store's negligence. The store then paid up, and we were very happy with the amount of money my Mom received."

-Tremainer M.

“After I left my former employer, I was frivolously sued. My old company claimed that I had breached my employment agreement, violated computer protection laws, and stolen business.  All of it was untrue. Tyler represented me in defending against this. He requested that the Court dismiss all of the false claims and he sought to hold the other side accountable for their wrongful accusations. Tyler’s assertive approach proved to end the case before it ever really began. Before long, the other side agreed to completely drop their case against me. I was thankful Tyler helped me move on quickly.”

- Christina S.

“My business was sued by a large franchisor and local franchisee. They were demanding more than $200,000 in damages and claiming that I had breached contracts, infringed on intellectual property, and owed them unpaid fees. I turned to Tyler after I was not satisfied with my first lawyer. Tyler represented me aggressively by amending my previous Answer and asserting new counterclaims. He then deposed the plaintiffs’ corporate officers and uncovered major problems with their claims. Afterwards, Tyler negotiated a settlement that was approximately 2% of what the Plaintiffs were originally requesting. Tyler listened to my concerns and worked hard on my case.”

- Gina M.

“Tyler represented my husband and me at trial against a landscape and construction company that had done very faulty work in our backyard.  The defendants and their lawyer refused to admit they had done anything wrong and would not negotiate with us.  Tyler obtained a verdict against them and then collected all the money they owed us plus interests.  I recommend Tyler's work.”

- Kathy D.

“After my employer wrongfully terminated me, Tyler brought FMLA and FLSA claims on my behalf.  Over the next three years, Tyler argued on multiple occasions in Federal Court, and after obtaining a favorable ruling from the Court, we were able to recover $105,000 for my claims.  I appreciated Tyler's willingness to fight for me and my case.”

- Lori H.

"Tyler represented me after I was injured in a car wreck. Although there wasn’t much damage to my vehicle, my shoulder was hurt and required surgery. I was happy that Tyler recovered a six-figure sum for me.”

- Melinda C.

“Tyler represented me in a multi-year legal battle against other family members in a company shareholder dispute. Eventually, Tyler helped negotiate a successful split of the company and the other shareholders dropped all of their claims. I was happy with Tyler’s representation and persistence in a difficult case.”

- William B.

“Tyler represented my parents at trial after their neighbor trespassed and cut down their trees. Tyler received a verdict that included treble damages and punitive damages against the neighbor. Tyler exceeded our expectations with his professionalism and knowledge of the law.”

- Naya L.

Success Stories

Successes

Wins for Plaintiff clients:

Confidential Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$14 Million – Tractor Trailer Wreck; Wrongful Death

$2.61 Million – Breach of Business Contract

Confidential Settlement – Medical Malpractice

Confidential Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$1.4 Million – Dispute to Ownership of Business

Confidential Settlement – Tractor Trailer Wreck

$1.2 Million – Constitutional Challenges to Zoning Ordinances; Buy-out of Property

Confidential Settlement – Defective Airbag (with co-counsel)

Confidential Settlement – Dispute to Priority of Business Funds

Confidential Settlement – Daycare Abuse

$385,000 – Car Wreck; knee injury and scar

Confidential Settlement – Sexual Abuse (with co-counsel)

$325,000 – Shareholder Dispute; Buy-out of Stock

$300,000 – Commercial Truck Wreck; broken leg

$297,500 – Dog Attack; knee surgery

$265,000 – Breach of Business Contract

$260,000 – Car wreck; Wrongful Death (maximum insurance available)

Confidential Settlement – Premises Liability; hip surgery

$195,000 – Pedestrian hit by car

Confidential Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$167,500 – Car wreck; concussion  

$167,000 – Breach of Business Contract

$155,000 – Motorcycle Wreck; ankle injury

$122,000 – Car Wreck; shoulder surgery

$120,000 – Car Wreck; nose injury

$115,00 – Car Wreck; dental surgery

$105,000 – FMLA/FLSA Employment Violation

$100,000 – Trespass and Cutting Tree

$100,000 – Car Wreck; wrist surgery

$100,000 – Car Wreck; ankle surgery

$100,000 – Car Wreck; back surgery

Wins for Defense clients:

Defense Verdict for plumbing company in trial alleging faulty work

Defense Verdict for property remediation company in trial alleging breach of contract

Defense settlements for ATV manufacturer in warranty cases

Defense settlement for homeowners in HOA dispute

Defense settlement for homeowners in toxic mold case

Numerous Defense settlements in FLSA cases, including for 6 grocery stores, pizza franchisee, juice bar, construction company, and air condition company

Complex Commercial Litigation Cases

Represented broadband equipment company in case for theft and computer hacking against company’s former lead salesperson. Obtained key electronic data proving defendant’s unlawful activity. Favorable settlement and salesperson later pled guilty to criminal charges.

Represented electronic services company in case against IT provider regarding consistent over-billing and mismanagement of support services. Negotiated favorable settlement allowing transfer of hosted data to new IT company.

Represented defendant independent contractor in case against franchisee and franchisor alleging breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, conversion, and unpaid accounts. Negotiated favorable settlement that was approximately 2% of original demand.

Represented individual shareholder in multi-year dispute with other family shareholders. Negotiated settlement that resulted in successful split of business and division of geographic markets and product lines.

Represented factoring company in case adverse to national surety company, local construction company, and county government regarding priority to business funds. Negotiated favorable settlement.

Represented 10 individual employees in case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. Obtained dismissal.   

Trial and Courtroom Experience

To-date, Tyler has tried 12 cases to verdict, including both jury trials and bench trials. Tyler has tried cases involving personal injury, business, and real estate disputes. Tyler has also argued numerous motions in both State and Federal Courts.

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