Tyler represents clients in state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, and in arbitration proceedings, mediations, and administrative hearings before the EEOC and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Tyler advises businesses on employment-related matters and has litigated disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, unfair competition, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, negligent hiring and retention, and wage and hour violations. Tyler prepares employment contracts, severance agreements, and non-competition and confidentiality agreements. He also advises healthcare providers on state and federal law matters, such as HIPAA, substance abuse regulations, and subpoena compliance.
Tyler's Practice Areas
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2014
- University of Michigan, B.A., 2011
- Illinois State Bar
- North Carolina State Bar
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar
Awards and more
- Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite: 2021
- North Carolina Rising Stars: 2019 – 2022
- Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2019
Tyler is a devoted team player who always goes above and beyond. There’s no one you’d rather have in your corner. When you work with Tyler, he works tirelessly to understand your goals, and develops a comprehensive plan to help you achieve the results that are best for you. Tyler always brings a hard-working, practical approach, and is committed to delivering the best value possible for every client.
“Tyler was super professional and did a tremendous job. He listened to me and was always available. I had an incredible outcome because of his diligence and tenacity. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing employment law assistance.”
“Gardner Skelton was extremely thorough. They left no stone unturned and communicated complex legal issues in a way that we could understand. I give them my highest recommendation.”
Brad McFarlane, Vice President at Promanas
Making a Difference
While you may not want to go head-to-head with Tyler in the courtroom, his caring nature for others shines through with his dedication to organizations that mean a lot to him. Since he was in elementary school, Tyler has volunteered with Special Olympics. Tyler's brother, Blake, has Down syndrome. Blake is one of the fastest disabled swimmers in the state of Illinois, and he was a medalist at the Special Olympic World Winter Games in Anchorage, Alaska. Tyler has witnessed firsthand the opportunities that Special Olympics provides to people who have disabilities. Tyler is also a former board member of Playing for Others, a non-profit leadership training program that combines personal development, service, and the arts.
More about Tyler
You'll rarely find Tyler in the office without his loyal Golden Retriever, Blue. Blue has his own snack drawer and is known to steal a milk bone or two from Tyler’s fellow teammates! Tyler is an avid Chicago sports and Michigan Wolverines fan. He is a former member of the Michigan Marching Band and the Michigan Hockey Band. Tyler and his wife enjoy traveling. He loves capturing pictures of their scenic destinations. Tyler's on a quest to find the best burger in Charlotte. So, let him know if you have a burger place you love.