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John Tyler

Founding Partner

I am a founding and managing partner of The Tyler Peery Law Firm. I practice throughout all of the counties of Texas and have personally tried cases in South Texas, the Texas Hill Country, and the Panhandle. My basic desire is to help people who have been hurt or wronged as a result of someone’s negligence or wrongful act.

My partner, Dennis C. Peery, and I started this firm in 1990. At that time, it was just the two of us. Since then, we have grown from two attorneys to six attorneys. Our practice is devoted almost exclusively to a plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Many of our current clients are repeat clientele and we receive many referrals from other attorneys in and around San Antonio who place their confidence in us to help them and their clients when faced with personal injury matters.

My family roots go back to the very beginning days of Texas history and the Alamo. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 and graduated from St. Mary’s Law School in 1986. I passed the State Bar exam the first time I took it and became licensed in November 1986. In the first couple of years of my practice, I worked with an insurance defense oriented firm and soon realized that I did not feel comfortable representing insurance companies and providing a defense to them in personal injury cases. With a leap of courage and a hopeful outlook for the future, I left that firm and started The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery in late 1989 and early 1990, which was the best decision that I ever made in my professional practice. I have found it both rewarding and honorable to represent those who are in need.

I am licensed to practice law in all state courts of Texas since 1986 and have been a member of the State Bar since that date. I am licensed to practice law in Federal Court for the Western District of Texas. I have been a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, The San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) for many years. I am rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® and am Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

My practice involves all aspects of personal injury claims and wrongful death litigation but my main focus usually involves 18 wheeler cases, automobile cases, and premises liability. I have sued and recovered from some of the largest corporations in America.

Our firm has the financial ability and manpower to take on these large companies and place our clients on equal footing with anyone. It is very important to fully investigate the potential injury of each client. At times, this involves the retention of experts and specialists who can see our clients and evaluate injuries. We have the experience and financial ability to see that our clients are fully evaluated prior to any settlement of a claim.

I have personally tried or settled cases in Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Gonzalez County, Wilson County, Atascosa County, Medina County, Frio County, La Salle County, Webb County, Maverick County, Uvalde County, Potter County, Gillespie County, Kerr County, Williamson County, Burnet County, Travis County, Harris County, Tarrant County, Dallas County, Nueces County, Hidalgo County, and Val Verde County, as well as many other counties in and around Texas.

If you have been injured, I would like to the opportunity to help you. I will work hard and diligently on your case and will keep you informed of the status of your case.


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D., 1986
  • Texas A & M University
    • B.S., 1983

Past Employment Positions

  • Hedges & Walsh, San Antonio, Texas, Associate Attorney, 1986 - 1990

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2011-2018
  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2018
  • Top 100 Verdicts in Texas,, 2017

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1989
Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • "I would recommend Mr. Peery to all my family and friends."

    - Palmira P.

  • "Tyler & Peery are very good & a professional law office!!!"

    - Maxine M.

  • "Mr. Bettis truly cares about you not only as a client but as a person."

    - Andrew D.

  • "John Tyler is amazing!"

    - Danielle Lateef

  • "In the end everything came out better than I anticipated."

    - Edward Casanova

  • "His staff made sure to always keep me informed."

    - E. Phillips

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