Tyler Chance Yarbro brings her extensive experience in courtroom advocacy to advise and assist clients with their litigation needs. She is involved in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment, personal injury, and criminal law.
Yarbro graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Wellesley College where she studied English and economics. During college, she also attended The University of Paris for a semester.
Prior to practicing law, Yarbro worked in politics. She served as a field director for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign in a number of states, beginning with the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary and ending with a lesser-known vote recount in the Oregon general election.
Yarbro earned her law degree at the University of Virginia. While there, she was recognized for her legal writing and was named a Dillard Fellow to assist and tutor in the first year legal research and writing program.
Following law school, Yarbro worked at Nashville’s Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office representing thousands of indigent clients facing every level of offense. Whether the charge was as minor as disorderly conduct or as serious as first degree murder, Yarbro sought to provide informed, conscientious, and passionate advocacy for her clients. As a public defender, Yarbro appeared in court nearly every day and helmed numerous jury trials. She was also qualified under the Tennessee Supreme Court rules to serve as co-counsel on capital cases.
Yarbro is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Lawyers Association for Women, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a recent member of the Harry Phillips chapter of the American Inn of Court. She was a member of the 2012 TBA Leadership Law Class, and the Nashville Post named her one of “Nashville’s Law Leaders Rising.” In 2013, she was named by the Nashville Business Journal‘s “Best of the Bar” list, and in 2014 she was named to the Mid-South “Rising Star” List–a designation given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of employment law – management.
Yarbro also sits on the advisory board for the Davidson County Trial Courts’ Community Corrections program. In 2013, she served on the personnel committee of the Community Corrections Advisory Board, which selected the new Program Manager for Davidson County Community Corrections
Yarbro maintains an avid interest in politics, regularly volunteering on behalf of local candidates. She is also very involved in the life of Christ Church Cathedral. She recently completed a three-year term on the parish vestry where she served as Junior Warden, member of the Cathedral Chapter, and delegate to the Annual Diocesan Convention. She continues her work there chairing the Committee on Parish Infrastructure and Administration.
She is married to Jeff Yarbro, also an attorney. They have two children.