Robert Tyler, Attorney, Olympia Washington

Mr. Tyler was born while his father was in the Army. Although born in Indiana, he has lived in Michigan, Thailand, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, and Washington. In Missouri, Mr. Tyler studied Physics and later Law at the University of Missouri.

Upon graduation from law school in 1988, Mr. Tyler clerked for the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. After the clerkship ended, he became a public defender and began trying lawsuits. After a hectic 18 months, Mr. Tyler opened his own practice. In 1998 Mr. Tyler moved to Texas where he accepted a position and made partner at Strasburger and Price, a Texas based Regional firm with over 200 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. In Texas Mr. Tyler litigated cases in the areas of business and commercial law, real estate, construction, intellectual property, probate, Securities, labor and employment, and oil and gas. Mr. Tyler is also a qualified arbitrator and mediator and licensed to practice before the Patent Office.

Mr. Tyler currently lives in Olympia and is Of Counsel at the Swanson Law Firm.


University of Missouri Law School, J.D. 1988 (Law Review)
University of Missouri, B.S. physics 1984

Courts of Admittance

  • Federal
    • Texas Eastern District Court
    • Texas Northern District Court
    • Texas Southern District Court
    • Texas Western District Court/Bankruptcy Court
    • Missouri Western District
    • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • States
    • Texas
    • Missouri
    • Washington

Areas of Practice

Mediation and Arbitration

Our Firm is often selected by opposing counsel to serve as a mediator or arbitrator in all manner of disputes throughout southwest Washington.

Civil Litigation

Mr. Tyler represents individuals and entities in all aspects of litigation.

Real Estate Law

Mr. Tyler handles many aspects of real estate law and litigation with experience in boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, commercial and residential landlord/tenant claims, easement disputes, actions to quiet title, covenant disputes, contract disputes, and other real estate matters.

Business Law and Planning

Mr. Tyler advises his business clients on a wide range of legal issues including drafting and reviewing contracts and commercial leases, structuring business transactions, and representing clients in day to day business matters. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the legal issues pertaining to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities.

Personal Injury Law

Mr. Tyler has an extensive history of offering honest, effective and experienced representation in personal injury claims. He has an exceptional reputation for handling negotiations with insurers, and where necessary proceeding with one of our lawyers with claims to mediation, arbitration, or litigation. If you have been injured, call the Swanson Law Firm today to schedule your free consultations.

Insurance Defense

Mr. Tyler has represented the insureds of several leading insurance carriers in the Texas community, and has earned a well deserved reputation in effective negotiation and trial advocacy.

Contact Information

914 7th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone:360.236.8755Fax: 360.754.9719