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Attorneys

Tyler C. Hibler

  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Commercial and Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Professional Liability

913-234-6140
t.hibler@swrllp.com

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Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas, 2008
  • B.A., Baker University, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2008
  • Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association—Bar Leadership Academy
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Practice & Activities

  • Tyler concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of personal injury, employment litigation, business litigation, product liability litigation, and general insurance defense litigation. He has successfully tried multiple jury trials, obtaining complete defense verdicts in consumer protection and premises liability lawsuits.
  • Licensed in Kansas and Missouri, Tyler routinely appears in state and federal court. He has defended individuals and corporations against allegations of wrongful death, severe personal injury, improper business practices, and employment discrimination.
  • Tyler represents employers in EEOC and Human Rights Commission investigations, and also advises corporate clients on issues of statutory compliance, personnel matters, employee procedures, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.
  • In addition to his trial practice, Tyler has argued before the Kansas Supreme Court.

Representative Cases & Results

  • Michael Monroe v. City of Lawrence and Tarik Khatib, --- F.Supp.3d --- (2015), 2015 WL 5006081. Sean Sturdivan and Tyler Hibler obtained summary judgment for their clients, the City of Lawrence and Police Chief Tarik Khatib, in the United States District Court, District of Kansas, in a case where Plaintiff Michael Monroe claimed $2 million in damages related to his termination from employment as a Lawrence Police Sergeant, alleging race discrimination and violation of his liberty interest due process rights. This case stemmed from the University of Kansas athletic ticket scandal that involved members of the KU athletic department who were accused of illegally delivering thousands of basketball and football tickets to brokers and others for profit. Shortly after the ticket scandal was reported in the newspaper, the Lawrence Police Department received anonymous letters alleging police officers may have dismissed traffic tickets in exchange for athletic tickets. The LPD conducted an internal investigation and ultimately decided to fire Plaintiff Monroe. A lengthy grievance process and hearing was undertaken, but the City Manager ultimately upheld Chief Khatib’s decision to terminate Monroe’s employment. Monroe, who is black, filed a Complaint in federal court in Kansas alleging race discrimination and violation of his due process rights. At the conclusion of a lengthy discovery process, the parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. After significant briefing and the relatively rare occurrence of a nearly 4-hour oral argument before Judge Eric Melgren, Defendants were successful in obtaining judgment in their favor.
  • In Re: JJ’s Explosion Litigation. Tyler is currently assisting in the defense of a local horizontal direction drilling contractor in connection with a large explosion and fire that occurred on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri which made national headlines. These cases involve claims of wrongful death, severe personal injury, extensive property damage, and business interruption.
  • Tracy and Kristopher Ullery v. Windsor Place At-Home Care, L.L.C., et al. Tyler obtained partial summary judgment against claims of pre-impact emotional distress in a wrongful death lawsuit arising from an automobile accident in Douglas County, Kansas.
  • Vanessa D. Boykin v. Lakhani Commercial Corporation, Sunshine Fuels, LLC, Sunshine Energy, LLC, Shell Oil Company, Akbar Rana and Ashtiaq Kahn. Tyler authored a successful summary judgment motion in Jackson County, Missouri on behalf of Shell Oil Company in a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit arising from a shooting that occurred at a Shell branded gas station. The claims asserted against Shell Oil Company included respondeat superior liability, negligent hiring, negligent retention, negligent training and negligent supervision. Summary judgment was granted in Shell’s favor as to each claim.
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