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Tyler Barnett

Yuhl | Carr, LLP
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Tyler Barnett
Yuhl | Carr, LLP
Marina Del Rey,

Tyler J. Barnett's journey in the legal profession is marked by a longstanding commitment to excellence and a passion for advocating on behalf of injured individuals. Mr. Barnett graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego in 1999, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Law. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Mr. Barnett gained invaluable experience by externing for two distinct Los Angeles Superior Court judges. In 2002, he achieved his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law School, where he was awarded High Honors in Pre-Trial Advocacy and assumed the role of Editor for the prestigious Hale Moot Court Honors Program.

Mr. Barnett embarked on his legal journey as an associate attorney at the renowned Law Offices of Michael J. Piuze. During his tenure, the firm secured historic verdicts, including two of the largest ever awarded to an individual plaintiff—an astounding $28 billion and $3 billion. Mr. Barnett played a pivotal role as a principal associate, specializing in catastrophic injury and automotive crashworthiness cases, securing substantial verdicts in rollover-induced roof crush ($23 million), tire failure and rollover of a 15-passenger van ($12 million), passenger restraint failure ($8 million), and SUV instability and rollover ($6 million) matters.

In 2005, Mr. Barnett launched his own law firm, dedicated to championing the rights of injured victims. His expertise and relentless commitment to justice led him to join Yuhl Carr LLP in 2007. Over the years, he has achieved remarkable success, securing multiple seven-figure awards for his personal injury clients. Some notable cases include: 

  1. Truck driver involved in head on collision suffering major injuries ($11.35 million)
  2. Traumatic brain injury resulting from a motorcycle accident ($10.5 million)
  3. Lumbar fusion stemming from a rear-end auto accident ($8.7 million)
  4. Construction accident causing eye and head injury ($7 million)
  5. Semi-truck went over bridge rail that gave way ($6.75 million)
  6. Wrongful death following a single-vehicle accident ($4.9 million)
  7. Multiple orthopedic injuries sustained by a lane-sharing motorcyclist ($3.265 million)
  8. Traumatic brain injury resulting from an auto accident ($3 million)
  9. Injury to a worker crushed by a rod iron gate ($2.175 million)
  10. Dangerous condition of public property leading to a pedestrian being struck by a motorist ($2.025 million)
  11. Slip and fall at a grocery store due to a leaky refrigerator ($2 million)
  12. Injuries to a disabled passenger resulting from an improperly maintained wheelchair lift ($2 million)
  13. Complex regional pain syndrome caused by a van operator closing the door on a passenger's hand ($2 million)
  14. Uninsured motorcyclist hits pothole within gore point on freeway ($1.975 million)
  15. Lumbar chance fracture to an 83-year-old from an auto accident with a rental vehicle ($1,954,972.89)
  16. Wrongful death of a jaywalking pedestrian against the MTA ($1.9 million)
  17. Gunshot wound due to negligent security and maintenance of an apartment building ($1.85 million)
  18. Onboard fall against a shuttle bus company ($1.375 million)
  19. Medical malpractice and wrongful death of 2 year-old patient ($1.25 million)
  20. Burn injuries to 29 year old female caused by private chef ($1 million)


Recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of personal injury law, Mr. Barnett has received accolades from prestigious organizations, including being named in 2023 as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He was also honored consistently as one of the Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and as a Southern California Super Lawyer – Rising Star.

Mr. Barnett is a distinguished member of professional associations such as the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association. State Bar of California, Ten Million Dollar Lawyers Club, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Outside of his legal pursuits, Mr. Barnett enjoys a fulfilling family life in Los Angeles, California, alongside his wife, who is also an attorney, and their two children.




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