About Tyler

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After his time at SUU, Tyler attended the University of Iowa College of Law to take advantage of their top-rated corporate law journal, estate planning courses, and vast clinical opportunities. He spent his first summer in Cedar City performing research for Judge G. Michael Westfall and his second summer enrolled in an independent study program, for which he wrote a 60-page report on the Snake Valley, Utah water proposals. Tyler’s law school experience also included a study abroad program in Arcachon, France, serving as a contributing member of the Journal of Corporation Law editorial board, and clinical experience in estate planning, foreclosures, and family law.

Tyler received his Juris Doctor with High Service Honors in December of 2014 and moved back to Cedar City to raise his family and open an estate planning and business law practice. Tyler currently participates in the Cedar City music community through the Red Rock Singers and the Christmas Messiah Chorale. He also teaches courses in Estate Planning & Probate Law, Law Office Management, and Legal Ethics & Professionalism at Southern Utah University.


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA
Juris Doctor with High Service Honors, 2015

Journal of Corporation Law, Editorial Board Contributing Member
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Service Coordinator
Study Abroad in Arcachon, France
Pro Bono Society

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
B.A., Economics with High Honors, 2012

Minor, Music Performance
Opus Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Opera
Legal Studies Student Association, President

Speaking Engagements:

Melling Law Radio Show, monthly 30-minute segment on KSUB 590 AM
State Bank of Southern Utah Branch Manager Training, Utah’s New Power of Attorney Act, 04/2016
Cedar City BNI Iron Connection Chapter, Estate Planning for Blended Families, 01/2016
Utah State Bar Association New Lawyer Training, Starting a Law Practice in Utah, 10/2015
Iron County Caregiver Support Group, Estate Planning Basics, 09/2015
Iron County Elder Care Network, Estate Planning Basics, 08/2015

Bar Admissions:

Utah Supreme Court

Professional Memberships:

Probate and Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar Association
Business Law Section, Utah State Bar Association
Southern Utah Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division, Utah State Bar Association
Elder Law Section, Utah State Bar Association


Slovak, Czech


The Utah Uniform Probate Code: A Quick-Reference Guide for Practitioners and Students, eBook, 112 pages, 06/2015