Originating in the humble surroundings of Grass Valley, California, Tyler graduated from Nevada Union High School and descended into the valley for his higher education. He attended Sierra College and UC Davis to earn a bachelor’s degree in English. He then earned a scholarship to McGeorge School of Law for his Juris Doctorate degree and graduated in 2003. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 2003.
Working throughout his education, Tyler has a unique insight into the nature of work injury events and return-to-work situations. His diverse work history includes building repair, residential maintenance, retail sales, clerking and the food service industry.
Upon passing the bar in 2003, Tyler worked in the field of securities litigation and analyzed portfolios affected by the tech bubble crash of 2000-2002. He then joined forces with Twohy, Darneille & Frye in 2005 as an associate attorney. He has been a shareholder of the firm since 2011. He has represented numerous public agencies, self-insured employers and insurance carriers. He has also represented employers directly on claims of discrimination under Labor Code Section 132(a) and against allegations of “serious and willful” misconduct under Labor Code 4553.
Statement by Tyler Roberts:
I like the practice of law because I am a natural born problem solver. I believe when each case enters a litigation phase, it presents as a set of problems to be overcome. Complicated cases usually contain multiple, overlapping problems. The approaches to these cases are never linear. As professionals, we must consider creative approaches and think outside the box. Forecasting potential exposures and consideration of psychological motivations are critical to developing defenses and positions. There are multiple options and angles to consider when developing a litigation strategy. Complex cases are also dynamic; they constantly evolve over time. The litigation strategy must be reconsidered and revised at regular intervals as the case evolves. I continually update my clients with new recommendations and adapt my outlook and projections for potential exposure as the case develops.
Of course, the best practice is to anticipate and head off potential problems before they become litigated cases. To that end, I am happy to help my clients navigate cases early in the pre-litigation phase. I like practicing in the field of workers’ compensation because of the interesting facts of the cases, the variety of the cases, the complicated nature of disability and what a determination of disability means to an employer, an injured worker and to the work force at large.