Tyler T. O’Halloran

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Tyler is a creative and relentless advocate who simultaneously hates to lose and loves efficiency. He is always seeking to short-circuit a protracted battle. And he’s always seeking to win it.

Overview

Losing has never been an option for Tyler O’Halloran. His competitive drive has propelled him throughout his life, and it’s what makes him the lawyer his clients rely on when everything is on the line.

Tyler is a seasoned construction litigation lawyer with a diverse practice, representing design professionals, project owners, and contractors in highly complex, multiparty disputes. What ties all these very different clients together is Tyler’s love of (and exceptional skill at) the adversarial and intricate process of dispute resolution and/or litigation.

Whether the situation involves an informal disagreement, a multi-week arbitration, or a full jury trial and appeal, Tyler is a creative and relentless advocate who, in his own words, simultaneously hates to lose, and loves efficiency. He is always seeking to short-circuit a protracted battle. And he’s always seeking to win it.

Although it has a competitive element, modern-day dispute resolution is almost never zero-sum. There’s frequently no clear winner or loser, and one can devote enormous amounts of time, money, and effort to a contentious proceeding with no guarantee of the outcome. With that ever-present risk, exceptional organization and long-term planning are fundamental to good legal representation. This is particularly true of more complex disputes that require a construction litigation team to handle them effectively. When there are many moving pieces, Tyler typically serves as the leader whose role is to keep the wheels turning, to keep the team communicating and working effectively, and to move towards the strategic goal as efficiently as possible. When a client presents a complex problem, Tyler’s job is to break it down into its component parts and subparts, address each, and arrive at a resolution one part at a time.

In this context, his particular strength as a construction litigation lawyer is his mastery of technology, particularly with respect to eDiscovery. In document-intensive cases, Tyler focuses on the management of information as a competitive advantage and, ultimately, a resolution strategy. If there’s a way to shortcut a case through technology, Tyler will use it to his client’s advantage, both keeping costs down and developing more comprehensive strategies that incorporate the full scope of discoverable information. Where many lawyers tend to run away from technology, Tyler pursues and embraces it.

For these reasons, Tyler is an especially effective, innovative negotiator who leverages the advantages of technology, as well as his extensive experience to resolve disputes efficiently, on terms that ultimately benefit his clients. Should a trial or arbitration hearing be unavoidable, he’s an unrelenting force of a trial attorney who, from initial motion practice to verdict to appeal, represents his clients zealously and, typically, successfully.

In his spare time, Tyler is a UT sports fan, a busy father, and a connoisseur of live music of all kinds.

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Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (2012)
  • B.A., Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin (2007)
    • University of Texas Swimming and Diving, Team Captain (2006-2007)

Licenses & Certifications

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
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