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Tyler J. Derr

Tyler J. Derr

Senior Counsel


Tyler Derr represents construction companies in complex commercial litigation. He counsels builders and developers in matters involving construction defect claims, liens, and contract disputes in residential and commercial properties, including single-family homes, condominiums, and hotels.

Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark A. Pizzo and the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2018–2021)
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Construction Law Committee
    • Editor, Constructive Talk Newsletter (2019–2020)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Future of Construction Insurance and Bonding," American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law 2023 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC (April 12-14, 2023)


  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Pennsylvania State Courts
  • Hon. Mark A. Pizzo, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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