In personal injury cases, it’s not just about being smart or experienced—it’s about who can secure the deal, negotiate the settlement, or persuade the jury to do what’s right. And what’s “right” is getting fair compensation for injured accident victims, to help them heal from devastating injuries and protect their future.
Tyler’s Unique Approach and Diverse Background
Tyler’s approach is as unique as his background. Deep down, most lawyers are introverts who spent their youth studying alone. This makes you educated, but not empathetic. Tyler’s strength lies in his ability to relate to people from all walks of life. Throughout his life, he’s walked in many different types of shoes, and so mixes comfortably with all types of people―rich and poor, blue and white collar, book smart and street smart―and respects them all.
From living in major cities to small rural towns, to surfing in South America and being robbed at gunpoint on a Peruvian mountaintop, Tyler’s diverse and eclectic background enables him to quickly build rapport and relationships. This includes relationships with judges and juries, who can feel his care, sincerity, and integrity, and want to help him do the right thing.
Leveraging Fear and Trust in Negotiations
To achieve a sizable settlement, an insurance company’s claims adjuster must like and trust you enough to want to work with you, while also quietly fearing what you can do to them if you take them to court. Fear can be a powerful motivator; it’s the lever that forces the big-dollar settlements.
Tyler’s Philosophy: Hard Work and Fair Play
In representing his clients, Tyler believes in working hard and playing fair. But “fair” does not mean “a pushover.” He fights tirelessly for his injured clients. He learned from the best—spending his early career watching and helping Ralph Spooner try cases in large and small courthouses across Oregon. Along the way he developed his own individual courtroom style, a friendly, caring, but take-no-prisoners approach. If you are in the way of Tyler’s getting justice for his client, you may find it to be a very unpleasant experience.
The Competitive Edge of Spooner Staggs Lawyers
All Spooner Staggs lawyers are fighters, and for Tyler, the challenge of a tough battle against a fierce opponent ignites his competitive instincts. Few lawyers across Oregon have more hardcore hands-on trial experience than Tyler. And standing in front of a dozen diverse jurors who are anxious to learn the facts and do the right thing, he works diligently to earn their trust and advocate for the victims.