Tyler Shillito is known for his good-natured personality and people enjoy working with him because of it. Tyler has successfully tried and won a number of construction defect, business and real estate related cases and has argued on multiple occasions issues associated with real estate law in the Washington State Court of Appeals.
In addition, Tyler is very active in the local bar association, most recently having served as President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers division (2009). Tyler was also recently honored as a 2009 top 40 Under Forty business leader by the South Sound Business Examiner.
Tyler’s practice is devoted to litigating disputes concerning real estate, construction work, contracts, businesses, trusts and probates, to which his talent and personality give him a strong basis.
Tyler is an active athlete. When not working, he enjoys backpacking, softball and basketball.
Represented elderly and retired couple who lost the lion’s share of their life savings in a real estate transaction. Claims based upon fraud and equity skimming. Obtained favorable settlement on the eve of trial.
Recovered over $180,000.00 for two homeowners against the builder of their homes for the builder’s breach of the implied warranty of habitability due to crawlspace flooding in each home after successful trial.
Tried and won a seller disclosure case on behalf of a buyer of commercial real property.
Obtained judgments and orders enforcing employer’s non-competition agreement against former employees.
Represented a variety of heirs in will contests and estate disputes under the Washington State Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA).
Represented former general counsel for condominum developer who was improperly sued for construction defect claims. Obtained full dismissal of all claims against the client and recovered attorney fees and costs.
Represented a number of personal representatives and administrators handling the administration of a variety of estates, including alleging and defending against claims for breach of fiduciary duty.
Represented real estate brokers on claims for negligence related to real estate transaction. Obtained full dismissal of claims at arbitration.
Represented buyer of a travel business on claims against seller; obtained a $1.2 million judgment after a multi-week trial. Journey through Ireland v. O’Scannlain, et al., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 11-2-15712-7.
Represented the buyer of a convenience store against the seller on claims for breach of contract for illegally constructed septic system and misrepresentations related to the business. Obtained judgment for entire claim on septic system and lost property value due to septic systems misrepresentation. Cho’s Family, Inc., v. Parks, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 13-2-06212-2.
On behalf of an estate and its heirs, sued holder of life estate to terminate life estate holder’s interest. Obtained order terminating life estate at trial.
Argued a variety of cases in the Washington State Court of Appeals – Division II regarding real property.