"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.

Tyler Dillard is an associate in the Litigation Group at Andersen, Tate and Carr. Tyler does civil litigation work, including plaintiffs' personal injury cases as well as business, real estate, and employment litigation matters.

To date, Tyler has worked on cases that have helped personal injury victims recover more than $47 million in total. Tyler has worked on medical malpractice cases; tractor-trailer, car, and motorcycle wreck cases; premises liability and slip-and- fall cases, and various other injury cases.

Tyler has also helped business, real estate, and employment clients obtain millions of dollars in total judgements and settlements, and he has successfully defended other clients against large claims.

Tyler has achieved many successful settlements, and to date, he has tried 10 cases to verdict, including both jury and bench trials. Tyler has also argued summary judgement, contempt, injunction, and evidentiary motions.

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. He and his wife, Caroline who is also an attorney, live in Atlanta and attend Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church. Tyler cheers for the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, the Falcons and the Hawks. He also enjoys golf, tennis, and softball in his free time.

Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
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
Experience

PERSONAL INJURY:

Medical Malpractice-

  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented client who lost both legs and one arm as a result of medical malpractice from failure to timely diagnose and treat Sepsis and Necrotizing Fasciitis. 
  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that secured settlement for client who suffered from untimely medical treatment.
  • Confidential Settlement: Secured settlement for client who suffered injuries to his neck as a result of untimely medical treatment.
  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that secured settlement for client who suffered untimely medical treatment for Sepsis.

Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Wrecks-

  • $14 Million Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented family of student killed in tractor trailer wreck.
  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented woman who suffered arm, head, and knee injuries requiring surgeries in tractor trailer wreck.
  • $385,000 Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented client who suffered leg injury resulting in large scar as the result a car wreck. 
  • $260,000 Settlement: Part of ATC team that recovered maximum insurance available for family of minor child killed in car wreck.
  • $195,000 Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented pedestrian hit by car in parking lot.
  • Jury Verdict: Part of ATC team that represented client in jury trial for motorcycle wreck that led to ankle injuries and road rash. $155,000 verdict.
  • $122,000 Settlement: Represented client who injured shoulder in car wreck. 
  • $115,000 Settlement: Represented client who injured nose in car wreck. 
  • Jury Verdict: Part of ATC team that represented client in jury trial for ankle injury caused by drunk-driving crash. $100,000 recovery.
  • $100,000 Settlement: Represented client who injured mouth in car wreck.
  • Jury Verdict: Served as sole counsel in jury trial for client who suffered neck and back injuries as the victim of a drunk-driving wreck. Recovered more than 10 times the client’s medical expenses.
  • Jury Verdict: Part of ATC team that that represented client in jury trial for car wreck that led to neck injuries. 

Premises Liability-

  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented client who broke her hip as a result of the negligence of museum employees. 
  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented client subjected to physical abuse in day care center.
  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that, along with Florida counsel, represented client who was sexually assaulted on cruise ship by employee.

Miscellaneous-

  • $297,500 Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented client who had significant knee injury after being knocked down by an off-leash dog in a park. 
  • $35,000 Settlement: Represented client who had prescription medication dispensed incorrectly by national pharmacy.
  • $30,000 Settlement: Represented client who was falsely accused of shoplifting by major retail store.

BUSINESS LITIGATION-

  • $2.6 Million Judgment: Part of ATC team that represented client in failed loan transaction with national law firm. The case was heavily contested and received widespread media coverage. Tyler helped with pleadings, depositions, and drafting the client’s prevailing summary judgment brief.
  • Confidential Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented a factoring company in case adverse to a national surety company, local construction company, and county government regarding priority to significant unpaid accounts. Tyler represented the client at mediation and negotiated a substantial confidential recovery.
  • $265,000 Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented client in recovering for disputed business loan.
  • Trial Verdict: Served as sole counsel at bench trial for plumbing company in breach of contract case brought by former customer. Complete defense win.
  • Settlement: Represented independent contractor in case brought by franchisee and franchisor alleging breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, and unpaid accounts. Tyler represented client at mediation securing a favorable settlement that was approximately 2% of the plaintiffs’ original demand.
  • Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented broadband equipment supply company in case for theft and misappropriation against company’s former highly-compensated lead salesperson. Tyler obtained key electronic data proving salesperson’s unlawful activity and assisted in negotiating favorable civil settlement.
  • Settlement: Represented individual shareholder in multi-year dispute with other family shareholders. Tyler represented the client through all stages of litigation including at mediation that secured a successful split of the business.
  • Settlement: Represented business in dispute with IT company regarding consistent over-billing of support services. Negotiated favorable settlement allowing transfer of data to new IT company.

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION-

  • Trial Verdict: Served as sole trial counsel at two-day bench trial in case involving trespass and cutting timber. Complete plaintiff's win.
  • Trial Verdict: Served as sole trial counsel at two-day bench trial in case against landscaping and hardscaping company for failure to properly construct an upscale project in client’s backyard. Complete plaintiff's win.
  • Trial Verdict: Served as sole trial counsel at bench trial in case involving breach of commercial lease agreement. Complete plaintiff's win.
  • Trial Verdict: Served as sole trial counsel at bench trial in case involving breach of real estate contract. Complete plaintiff's win.

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION-

  • $105,000 Settlement: Part of ATC team that represented plaintiff in suit alleging FMLA and FLSA violations. Tyler argued for client in Federal District Court on multiple occasions and negotiated a settlement.
  • $35,000 Settlement: Represented restaurant employee in FLSA claim. 
  • Confidential Settlement: Represented office employee in FMLA claim.
  • Settlement: Represented six separate local grocery store companies and four individual defendants in FLSA case brought by two former employees. Negotiated favorable defense resolution.
  • Settlement: Represented defendant construction company in matter alleging FLSA violations. Negotiated favorable defense resolution.
  • Settlement: Represented defendant pizza franchisee in matter alleging FLSA violations. Negotiated favorable defense resolution.
  • Settlement: Represented defendant juice bar company in matter alleging FLSA violations. Negotiated favorable defense resolution.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • 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

“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.