Tyler M. Jolley

Associate
Cincinnati
250 East Fifth Street
Suite 310
Cincinnati, OH 45202
P 513.361.8284
F 513.361.0335
P 513.361.8284 | F 513.361.0335

Overview

Mr. Jolley maintains an active litigation practice in Ohio and Kentucky, focusing on a broad range of issues for clients in the transportation and retail industries. Mr. Jolley litigates a variety of disputes including those involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation.

As a member of Roetzel's Emergency Response Team, Mr. Jolley is experienced in providing immediate and proactive responses to trucking accidents and other catastrophic losses. He routinely handles claims from the initial rapid response call through litigation and, ultimately, resolution at mediation, summary judgment, or trial.

Before joining Roetzel, Mr. Jolley worked at a defense firm in Louisville, Kentucky, where he represented individuals, businesses, and insurers in Kentucky state and federal courts.

Experience
  • Defense verdict for motor carrier and driver in a disputed liability accident in Greene County, Ohio
  • Obtained summary judgment for motor carrier in Kentucky state court in a case with claims for wrongful death, bodily injury, and loss of consortium
  • Defended motor carrier and its driver in a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a pileup involving 90+ vehicles
  • Defended motor carrier and its driver in a case involving wrongful death and multiple personal injury claims in connection with an accident involving 30+ vehicles
  • Relying on the Graves Amendment, obtained dismissal of claims against owner/lessor of commercial motor vehicle
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of retail establishments in cases involving slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, and other premises liability claims in Ohio and Kentucky
  • Provided guidance to motor carrier on the implications of its employee leave policy and assisted in revising the policy to avoid potential issues arising under state and federal laws
  • Defended claims against property restoration company arising under Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Construction Service Law
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of professional liability insurer in coverage action in Hamilton County, Ohio
Services

Industries

Education

  1. Ohio University, B.S.
    • magna cum laude
  2. University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Kentucky
  2. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Kentucky Trucking Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    DOT Aims to Revise Truckers' Hours-of-Service Regulations (Aug 23, 2018)
    FMCSA Issues New Guidance Regarding the Use of Personal Conveyance (Jun 28, 2018)
    Recent United States Supreme Court Decision Further Constricts Use of General Personal Jurisdiction to "Forum Shop" Against Transportation Companies (Jun 9, 2017)
  2. Articles
    "Psychodrama: The Plaintiff's Technique that Defense Attorneys Aren't Discussing" - Defense Research Institute (Jan 9, 2019)
    Direct Negligence Claims for Failing to Use Advanced Safety Technologies - DRI In Transit Newsletter, Volume 21, Issue 1 (2018)
  3. Presentations
    "Trucking Accidents: Rapid Response and Evidence Preservation" - Kentucky Trucking Association, Risk and Safety Management Council, London Chapter (2018)
    "Trucking Accidents: Rapid Response and Evidence Preservation" - Kentucky Trucking Association, Risk and Safety Management Council, Fort Wright Chapter (2018)
    "Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation" - Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) (2016)
    "Logo Liability: Still a Viable Theory of Liability in Ohio?" - Columbus Bar Association (2015)

Overview

Mr. Jolley maintains an active litigation practice in Ohio and Kentucky, focusing on a broad range of issues for clients in the transportation and retail industries. Mr. Jolley litigates a variety of disputes including those involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation.

As a member of Roetzel's Emergency Response Team, Mr. Jolley is experienced in providing immediate and proactive responses to trucking accidents and other catastrophic losses. He routinely handles claims from the initial rapid response call through litigation and, ultimately, resolution at mediation, summary judgment, or trial.

Before joining Roetzel, Mr. Jolley worked at a defense firm in Louisville, Kentucky, where he represented individuals, businesses, and insurers in Kentucky state and federal courts.

Experience
  • Defense verdict for motor carrier and driver in a disputed liability accident in Greene County, Ohio
  • Obtained summary judgment for motor carrier in Kentucky state court in a case with claims for wrongful death, bodily injury, and loss of consortium
  • Defended motor carrier and its driver in a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a pileup involving 90+ vehicles
  • Defended motor carrier and its driver in a case involving wrongful death and multiple personal injury claims in connection with an accident involving 30+ vehicles
  • Relying on the Graves Amendment, obtained dismissal of claims against owner/lessor of commercial motor vehicle
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of retail establishments in cases involving slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, and other premises liability claims in Ohio and Kentucky
  • Provided guidance to motor carrier on the implications of its employee leave policy and assisted in revising the policy to avoid potential issues arising under state and federal laws
  • Defended claims against property restoration company arising under Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Construction Service Law
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of professional liability insurer in coverage action in Hamilton County, Ohio

Education

  1. Ohio University, B.S.
    • magna cum laude
  2. University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Kentucky
  2. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Kentucky Trucking Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    DOT Aims to Revise Truckers' Hours-of-Service Regulations (Aug 23, 2018)
    FMCSA Issues New Guidance Regarding the Use of Personal Conveyance (Jun 28, 2018)
    Recent United States Supreme Court Decision Further Constricts Use of General Personal Jurisdiction to "Forum Shop" Against Transportation Companies (Jun 9, 2017)
  2. Articles
    "Psychodrama: The Plaintiff's Technique that Defense Attorneys Aren't Discussing" - Defense Research Institute (Jan 9, 2019)
    Direct Negligence Claims for Failing to Use Advanced Safety Technologies - DRI In Transit Newsletter, Volume 21, Issue 1 (2018)
  3. Presentations
    "Trucking Accidents: Rapid Response and Evidence Preservation" - Kentucky Trucking Association, Risk and Safety Management Council, London Chapter (2018)
    "Trucking Accidents: Rapid Response and Evidence Preservation" - Kentucky Trucking Association, Risk and Safety Management Council, Fort Wright Chapter (2018)
    "Evidentiary Issues in Trucking Litigation" - Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) (2016)
    "Logo Liability: Still a Viable Theory of Liability in Ohio?" - Columbus Bar Association (2015)