As early as he was a teenager, Tyler knew he wanted to be of service to others. This lead him to an interest and passion for the law.
Tyler's path to becoming an attorney was not easy or quick. He never finished high school, but after a few years of working some of the few jobs he could get without a high school education, he became motivated to earn his G.E.D., which he did in 1999. After that, he went on to earn six college degrees, including his law degree, all while working full-time.
In addition to his over 20 years of experience in the field of labor relations, Tyler also taught as an adjunct instructor in labor studies at both the University of Illinois and Indiana University.
Tyler and his wife have been married for almost 18 years and have three boys.