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M. Leanne Tyler

Tyler & Associates, PC
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M. Leanne Tyler
Tyler & Associates, PC

Attorney Tyler is a graduate of the University of Iowa Law School and University of Iowa Masters in Business Program. She has over 25 years experience as an attorney in litigation private practice. More importantly, as a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Leanne has worked extensively in developing specialized trial skills. Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College trains very limited number of attorneys on a highly selective basis. Leanne Tyler, like other lawyers selected, learned special trial skills by Gerry Spence and a staff of experienced lawyers nationwide. Further, Attorney Tyler has formerly been a prosecutor and U.S. Department of Defense attorney.

Attorney Tyler is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice and the Scott County Bar Association. Attorney Tyler practices in state courts of Iowa, as well as the following federal courts: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Tyler also works with local counsel in the state of Illinois, and other states, and federal court, on an individual, or pro hac vice basis.

Areas Of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation 30%
  • Family Law - Divorce, Child Custody and Support 30%
  • Personal Injury 20%
  • Criminal Law 10%
  • Employment Law 10%
  • Employment Law - Employee

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • M.B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • College N.W. Missouri State, Maryville, Missouri
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English Communications

Representative Cases

  • Brianna Stephenson v. U.S. Dav. Community School District, 110 F. 2d 1303, 1997, 8th Cir. Appeals
  • In Re Marriage of Wendell, 581 N.W. 2d 698, 1998, Iowa Supreme Court
  • Callender v. Skiles, 623 N.W. 2d 852, 2001, Iowa Supreme Court


  • Voir Dire, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association National Convention, 1999 to 1999
  • Depositions - Telling the Story, Scott County Bar Association, 2007 to 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Cardinal Key
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers' College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Department of Defense, Attorney, 1982 to 1985
  • Scott County Attorney Office, Attorney, 1981
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 1997 to 1997
  • Scott County Bar Association, 1997 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Supporter Help Legal Assistance - Scott County Attorney


  • Phi Mu

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