Tyler Chance Yarbro
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, probate, and criminal law. In 2018, she became the firm’s Managing Partner.
Tyler Yarbro enjoys a broad litigation practice, assisting clients in the courtroom and in resolving all manner of employment, probate, criminal, and general litigation matters. Having tried more than twenty jury cases and represented hundreds of clients before trial courts across Tennessee, Yarbro brings a wealth of practical experience and skill in courtroom advocacy when representing clients in disputed litigation matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Yarbro worked at Nashville’s Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office representing 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. She was qualified under the Tennessee Supreme Court rules to serve as co-counsel in capital cases.
Since 2016, Yarbro has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, teaching a course in trial advocacy to law students. She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Lawyers’ Association for Women, and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She also serves on the Steering Committee for the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum.
Yarbro has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2016-2021 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America©. She is currently listed in the the fields of Litigation: Labor and Employment, Employment law: Individuals, and Employment Law: Management).
Yarbro is a three-time Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” honoree, 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 was a member of the 2012 TBA Leadership Law Class, and the Nashville Post named her one of “Nashville’s Law Leaders Rising.” Tyler has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2016-2021 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America©. She is currently listed in the fields of Litigation: Labor and Employment, Employment Law: Individuals, and Employment Law: Management. Also, each year since 2014, the Tennessee Supreme Court has named her an “Attorney for Justice,” signifying that she has devoted at least 50 hours per year to pro bono legal work.
Yarbro graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Wellesley College where she studied English and economics. 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.
Yarbro is active in the Nashville community, having served for nine years on the Community Corrections Advisory Board and volunteering in various leadership roles at her church, Christ Church Cathedral. She currently serves on the YWCA Advocacy Committee and chairs the board of the Human Trafficking Survivors Court Foundation. In 2017, Tyler was nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the Metro Council to the Greenways and Open Spaces Commission. By virtue of this position on the Commission, Yarbro also serves on the board of directors for Greenways for Nashville.
She is married to Jeff Yarbro, also an attorney. They have two children.