Tyler Olney focuses his practice in General Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Defense. He has experience in cases involving first and third party no fault defense, insurance defense, commercial and real estate litigation. While representing clients in a wide range of matters, Tyler has appeared and argued in both state and federal courtrooms all over the country.
Before becoming a lawyer, Tyler enjoyed a successful academic career. He earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University, where he graduated with High Honors.
Tyler achieved numerous accomplishments in his time at law school, including being named a Merit Scholar, a finalist in the school-wide Advocacy Competition, and a member of the Dean's List every semester. He served as a judicial clerk at the Kent County 17th Judicial Circuit Court- Family Division and as a legal extern at the Michigan Migrant Legal Aid Project. He was also a member of the Michigan State Law Review, the Appellate Moot Court Board, the Student Ambassador Program, and served as a Torts Teaching Assistant.
Honors & Recognitions
Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Workers' Compensation, 2022
Memberships & Affiliations
- State Bar of Michigan
Recent Blog Posts
Michigan Workers' Comp Defense Blog
- Appeals Court Decides Economic-Reality Test Case Involving Labor Broker
- Workers’ Comp Benefits Owed to Widow After Husband Fatally Injured While Driving to Educational Program
- Appeals Court Decides Social/Recreational Activity Case
- New Law Expands First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund
- Michigan Legislature Considers New COVID-19 Presumption Bill
- Can Work-Induced Stress Give Rise to a Workers' Compensation Claim?
- New State Recreational Marijuana Law Hints at the Hazy Future of Workplace Drug Testing
- COVID-19: Is It An Occupational Disease or Personal Injury – And Does It Really Even Matter?
- Court of Appeals Rules: Employee Fraud was Never a Condition for Recoupment Action
- COVID-19 Related Paid Leave Tax Credits Extended Into 2021
- Updates to Workers' Compensation Issues Raised by Coronavirus and New Emergency Rules for "First Responders", Foster Swift Workers' Compensation Update E-blast, April 2, 2020
- Michigan's Emergency Rules Give Personal Injury Presumption to "First Response Employees" with COVID-19, Foster Swift Workers' Compensation Update E-blast, March 30, 2020
- Employee or Independent Contractor? The Appellate Commission Applies its Own Facts to Overturn Magistrate’s Decision, Foster Swift Workers' Compensation Update, February 21, 2020
- Employee Fraud Not a Condition for an Employer's/Insurer's Recoupment of Overpayment, Foster Swift Workers' Compensation Update, January 3, 2020
News & Events
- Workers' Comp Update, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Annual Meeting & Conference, June 18, 2020
- 2019 Comprehensive Guide to Employment Law, National Business Institute (NBI, November 13, 2019
- FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation: Managing Leave of Absence Issues, National Business Institute (Employment Law: 2019 Comprehensive Guide), November 13, 2019
- Can social media posts be used as evidence in defense of a workers’ compensation claim?, Stop Before You Crash: Workers' Compensation and Employment Law, March 22, 2017
- 21 Attorneys Selected to 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars”, Michigan Super Lawyers, August 12, 2022
- New Rising Stars Listings in Super Lawyers 2022, Michigan Super Lawyers, August 12, 2022
- Foster Swift Elects Four Shareholders, January 10, 2022
- Workers' Compensation Issues in the Media, Business Insurance and Work Comp Central, October 9, 2020
- Workers’ Comp Defense Blog Provides Michigan Case and Legislative Updates, April 13, 2020
- Foster Swift Welcomes Four New Attorneys, December 7, 2015
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Grand Valley State University, B.A., English and Spanish, with High Honors
Bar and Court Admissions