Tyler J.  McGuire

Effective legal counseling requires the ability to anticipate and prepare for the adversary’s next move – rather than simply reacting. That’s why I start every case by evaluating the facts and law from the opponent’s perspective. My approach ensures focused, efficient and aggressive representation tailored to the unique legal issues and business needs of each client.

Tyler McGuire focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation before state and federal courts across Texas. He handles contractual disputes, energy-related litigation, commercial real estate disputes, and catastrophic personal injury matters. His clients range from mid-size businesses to publicly traded companies. A growing portion of his practice focuses on enforcing indemnity and insurance rights for clients in the construction and energy industry under master service agreements.

He recognizes the importance of approaching business challenges efficiently and pragmatically. When appropriate, Tyler looks for creative solutions to obtain favorable settlements for his clients. But when a dispute must be resolved in the courtroom, he has guided clients through numerous successful trial verdicts and summary judgment hearings.

Tyler received a B.S. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Representative Experience
  • Successfully secured judgment after a full trial on behalf of an E&P company on claims for environmental cleanup and damages following a pipeline rupture.
  • Obtained jury award of nearly $200,000 in favor pipe fabrication contractor resulting from pipe manufacturer’s breaches of warranty. Click here for a press release.
  • Successfully obtained a full dismissal for a Houston-based civil engineering firm after the plaintiffs failed to comply with Certificate of Merit requirements under Chapter 150 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
  • Obtained summary judgment for energy client in sub-surface trespass and nuisance lawsuit.
  • Secured dismissal of foreign re-insurance broker on the basis of personal jurisdiction, in lawsuit involving business interruption coverage following explosion of Texas refinery.
  • Successfully resolved disputes involving corporate officer employment and non-compete agreements.
  • Counseled suppliers in the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) industry.
  • Represented both carriers and policyholders in first-person property insurance coverage matters. 
Organizational Involvement
  • Houston Association of Young Lawyers
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Northwestern University – Houston Alumni Association 
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2015)
  • B.S., cum laude, Northwestern University (2010)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Watching the Green Bay Packers as a diehard fan who hasn’t missed a game in 25 years
  • Coaching YMCA youth basketball