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Davis, Parry & Tyler Attorneys

Robert Davis Robert S. Davis
(215) 732-3755 Ext. 203
Fax:  (215) 732-0124
rsdavis@dpt-law.com
Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense; Transportation
Law School: University of Virginia, LL.B., 1967
Membership: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations; The Defense Research Institute; Pennsylvania Defense Institute; Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel.

 

 

Robert Davis Lloyd George Parry
(215) 732-3755 Ext. 209
Fax:  (215) 732-0124
lgparry@dpt-law.com
Areas of Practice: Commercial Law; Civil; Medical Malpractice; Civil Rights; Products Liability Defense; Criminal Defense
Law School: Georgetown University, J.D., 1969
Membership: Philadelphia Bar Association; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

 

 

Robert Davis Thomas E. Tyler
(215) 732-3755 Ext. 207
Fax:  (215) 732-0124
tetyler@dpt-law.com
Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense; Commercial
Law School: New York Law School, J.D., 1986
Membership: The Defense Research Institute; Pennsylvania Defense Institute; The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance; Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Admitted:  Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1986); U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1988); U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (2011).

Tom Tyler has established a proven & winning record in dealing with insurance and construction law, as well as other issues associated with work site litigation, including interpretation of contractual defense and indemnification provisions, and comparable risk transfer issues.  Tom's last six jury trials have resulted in complete defense verdicts.  Five cases were in notoriously plaintiff-friendly Philadelphia County, of which all had at least six-figure exposure, and generally very sympathetic plaintiffs, involving construction accidents, premises liability, or motor vehicle accidents, and included even cases where liability for the accident was conceded, and the defense proceeded on damages causation.  Defense verdicts were obtained in all five trials.

Additionally, in April 2016 Tom litigated a UIM and Bad Faith claim in the Federal Middle District of Pennsylvania, brought by a well-known and established plaintiff’s attorney in Harrisburg representing himself, in which the insurance carrier was the sole defendant.  Damages of $750,000 to $1,000,000 were claimed, as well as Bad Faith.  The case also resulted in a complete defense verdict.  

In 2013, Tom was asked to prepare an amicus brief (found at 2013 WL 7176295) for the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania’s largest trade association of commercial insurers, with over 200 members) for the Supreme Court appeal of Patton v Worthington Associates, which addressed the precipitous and ill-advised reversal of Pennsylvania's century long Statutory Employer Doctrine.  In reversing the lower courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reaffirmed the Doctrine, relying on Tom’s amicus brief to conclude “[t]he courts cannot abide the sort of distortions which occurred here as a counterbalance to previous decisions with which some may disagree. Were we to do so, we would not quell the sorts of apprehensions about the competency of the justice system expressed by several of Worthington’s amici.”  Patton v. Worthington Associates, Inc., 625 Pa. 1, 13, 89 A.3d 643, 650, 2014 WL 1236499 at 6 (2014).

Tom serves as an Elder in his church, and as President of the Board of the Abington Township Public Library. He and his wife and their three children reside in Jenkintown. 

 


 

 

James W. Layne James W. Layne
(215) 732-3755 Ext. 218
Fax:  (215) 732-0124
jlayne@dpt-law.com
Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Consumer Protection
Law School: Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Membership: Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Defense Institute