Over 25 Years of Experience Serving The Quad Cities

Leanne Tyler

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation 30%
  • Family Law - Divorce, Child Custody and Support 30%
  • Personal Injury 20%
  • Criminal Law 10%
  • Employment Law 10%
  • Employment Law - Employee


Attorney Tyler is a graduate of the University of Iowa Law School and University of Iowa Masters in Business Program. She has over 25 years experience as an attorney in litigation private practice. More importantly, as a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Leanne has worked extensively in developing specialized trial skills. Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College trains very limited number of attorneys on a highly selective basis. Leanne Tyler, like other lawyers selected, learned special trial skills by Gerry Spence and a staff of experienced lawyers nationwide. Further, Attorney Tyler has formerly been a prosecutor and U.S. Department of Defense attorney.

Attorney Tyler is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice and the Scott County Bar Association. Attorney Tyler practices in state courts of Iowa, as well as the following federal courts: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Tyler also works with local counsel in the state of Illinois, and other states, and federal court, on an individual, or pro hac vice basis.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • M.B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • College N.W. Missouri State, Maryville, Missouri
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English Communications

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983

Representative Cases

  • Brianna Stephenson v. U.S. Dav. Community School District, 110 F. 2d 1303, 1997, 8th Cir. Appeals
  • In Re Marriage of Wendell, 581 N.W. 2d 698, 1998, Iowa Supreme Court
  • Callender v. Skiles, 623 N.W. 2d 852, 2001, Iowa Supreme Court


  • Mark Lanier's Trial Academy
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers' College
  • Cardinal Key

Classes & Seminars

  • Presented at Numerous Conventions and Seminars, Iowa Association for Justice
  • Presented at Numerous Conventions and Seminars, The National Trial Lawyers

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Supporter Help Legal Assistance - Scott County Attorney

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Mu

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Association for Justice, 1995 to Present
  • Scott County Bar Association, 1988 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1987 to Present
  • Mark Lanier's Trial Academy, 2021-2023
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 1997
  • Department of Defense, Attorney, 1982 to 1985
  • Scott County Attorney Office, Attorney, 1981

Current Employment Positions

  • Solo Practitioner