Tyler Atkinson

Tyler Atkinson

McManis Faulkner

Recognized since 2024

San Jose, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Tyler represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, public entity litigation, and high-stakes disputes. His clients range from individuals and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Tyler also frequently represents defendants and victims in criminal cases. His combined civil and criminal practices have helped him gain considerable experience in courtrooms throughout the Bay Area. His representation of criminal defendants facing potential civil claims, and civil clients with potential criminal exposure, has given Tyler valuable perspective on the interplay of civil law and criminal justice.

Tyler also frequently assists in negotiations and crisis management, counseling corporate and executive clients in sensitive matters that require careful handling. He has experience in a variety of media, publicity, internet, privacy, and free speech matters.

Contact & Links
  • 50 West San Fernando Street, 10th Floor
    San Jose, CA 95113
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., cum laude, Dean's List
  • University of California - Santa Cruz, B.A., honors, Phi Beta Kappa
  • National University of Singapore
Bar Admissions
  • California, The State Bar of California, 2008
  • Notre Dame Law School - Honor Council
  • Journal of Legislation - Executive Editor
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) - Past Chair of the County Bar Civil Practice Committee
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) - Past Member, Finance Committee
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) - Civil Practice Committee
  • Legal Counseling Office at Stanford University - Managing Attorney
  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose - Professor of Remedies
  • Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) - Content Attorney
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Santa Cruz County - Member Board of Directors
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

McManis Faulkner
Headquarters: San Jose, California

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2023

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2022

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (limited to top one-half of one (1) percent of trial lawyers)

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