Tyler S. Smith
A successful trial lawyer understands the “big picture” in each case. Tyler Smith does just that: after analyzing the facts and applying the law, he helps clients see the “big picture” or long-term strategy of the case. This allows him to work with clients to resolve cases in the most efficient way possible. Tyler focuses his practice on the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury and employment litigation.
While at Drake Law School, Tyler was Editor-in-Chief of the Drake Law Review, and a member of the Moot Court Negotiation Team. He received the Student Bar Association Outstanding Student Leader Award (2016), and the Iowa State Bar Association Graduating Senior Award (2016).
A Mid-Life Crisis in the Interpretation of the Iowa Civil Rights of 1965: How Should State Courts Interpret Original State Antidiscrimination Statutes After Federal Counterpart Statutes Are Amended?,
64 Drake L. Rev. 1117 (2016).
On a Personal Note
When Tyler’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife, Grace. He also enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends, especially at Okoboji during the summer. Tyler volunteers with his church on the Financial Accountability Committee and as a Student Ministries volunteer.
Student Bar Association Outstanding Student Leader Award recipient (2016)
Iowa State Bar Association Graduating Senior Award recipient (2016)
Simpson College (Cum Laude, 2013)
Drake University (J.D. with High Honors, 2016)
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Peddicord Wharton’s family-like atmosphere allows us to come up with the best legal advice in any situation by bouncing ideas off a team of lawyers, rather than working on an individual basis.