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Tyler C. Schaeffer 

Tyler C. Schaeffer concentrates his practice in business litigation. He works closely with small, medium, and large businesses in many areas of business disputes, including contracts, business tort, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, and consumer protection.

Tyler C. Schaeffer concentrates his practice in business litigation. He works closely with small, medium, and large businesses in many areas of business disputes, including contracts, business tort, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, and consumer protection. In addition to Tyler’s trial court experience, he also has extensive experience in appellate court having served as a judicial law clerk in both the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. Tyler was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in 2017 and 2018.

Tyler’s approach is to be an available, collaborative partner who guides businesses through the complexities of business disputes and litigation. His focus is to resolve business problems in an effective and efficient way that meets clients’ goals.

A St. Louis native, Tyler received both his J.D., as well as his B.S. in Finance and Banking, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri – Columbia. As a law student, he remained on the Dean’s List all semesters and was a published member of the Missouri Law Review. While in law school, Tyler served as judicial law clerk to Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith at the Missouri Supreme Court. After law school, he served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Patricia L. Cohen at the Missouri Court of Appeals – Eastern District.

Education

University of Missouri School of Law–Columbia, J.D., 2008;

  • Deans List all semesters
  • Missouri Law Review – Published Member
  • Recipient of merit based Jackson A. Wright Scholarship and Curators Scholarship

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. Finance & Banking, 2005; magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for Central District of Illinois

Awards, Merits & Honors

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2017, 2018)

Publications & Presentations

  • Robocalls: Complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 – presented to Midwest Acceptance Corporation (May 2017)
  • Punitive Damages & Due Process: Trying to Keep Up with the United States Supreme Court After Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 627 (2008)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Board Member, Unlimited Play