Michael Tyler focuses his practice on commercial litigation, franchise litigation, products liability and land use litigation. He has extensive experience representing significant corporate clients in a wide variety of cases in federal and state courts both at the trial and appellate level.
Mr. Tyler has represented companies in a broad range of business litigation matters, including contractual disputes and business torts. He has represented both national and regional franchisors in prosecuting and defending claims involving franchisees. He has also successfully represented numerous companies in land use matters involving substantial condemnation and zoning claims. Additionally, he has defended national and international companies in products liability cases.
Mr. Tyler was named to Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" list and "Who's Who in Atlanta" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is the recipient of the Gate City Bar Association's Outstanding Lawyer Award and was inducted into the Gate City Bar Hall of Fame. Mr. Tyler is a recipient of the 13th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service presented by the State Bar of Georgia and Chief Judge’s Commission on Professionalism. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding. Mr. Tyler was recognized in 2016 and the three years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
State Bar of Georgia, Franchise and Distribution Law Section
State Bar of Georgia, Franchise Section, Member-at-Large
Southeast Franchise Forum
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Former Board Chairman
Atlanta Zoning Review Board, Former Vice-Chairman
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, Former Board Member
The Piedmont Park Conservancy, Board Vice-Chairman
Providence Manor Development Corp., Board President
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board Member and Former Vice-Chairman
The National Black Arts Festival, Former Board Vice-Chairman
The Children's School, Former Board Vice-Chairman
The Atlanta Urban League, Former Board Member
State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Board, Former Member
The Gate City Bar Association, Former Vice-President
Covenant House Georgia, Board Member