Tyler Graves is a trial lawyer at Smyth Whitley, LLC. His practice focuses on civil litigation, but he also has a broad scope of legal knowledge to handle any matter for his clients. Tyler is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned his bachelor's degree from the Darla Moore School of Business, majoring in Risk Management and Insurance, and then his law degree from the School of Law. During his undergraduate years, Tyler was an intern for an insurance consulting firm in Columbia, SC, where he was offered a job following graduation. He gained valuable experience working in the insurance field before deciding to go to law school.
While in law school, Tyler was on the Dean's list and earned the CALI award in Fourth Circuit Practice. He served as a summer law clerk for two prominent defense firms in South Carolina and for the general counsel's office of a worldwide company. He also completed two judicial internships during law school, one for the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd, Circuit Court Judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the other for the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, Chief United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. After law school, Tyler served as a judicial law clerk under Chief Judge Terry L. Wooten. During his clerkship, he developed experience in a wide range of legal matters, including civil and criminal trials, general civil litigation, and criminal probation cases, which experience has proved invaluable in his current practice. Tyler is admitted to practice before South Carolina's state and federal courts.
Tyler grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, and he currently lives on Daniel Island with his wife, Sarah.