Tyler J. Moss

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Tyler J. Moss is Senior Counsel in the Salt Lake City office of Gordon & Rees. Mr. Moss has significant experience in general and complex civil litigation, including franchise litigation, business tort litigation, real estate and construction disputes, breaches of contract, trademark (Lanham Act) violations, corporate and partner disputes, professional negligence, personal injuries, and employment matters. His practice includes professional liability defense for a broad range of clients, including insurance brokers and agents.

    Mr. Moss represents clients in state, federal, and appellate courts as well as before alternative dispute resolution (ADR) settings such as mediation and arbitration. Mr. Moss is licensed to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, and Utah. Throughout his career, Mr. Moss has represented clients in Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Utah.

    Admissions

    Utah
    Kansas 
    Missouri 

    Memberships

    Utah State Bar, Government Relations Committee (Franchise Section) (2017-2019)
    Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors, Licensed REALTOR® (2017-2019)
    Davis Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Affairs Committee (2017-2018)
    Utah Republican Party, State Central Committee (2017)

  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Mr. Moss’ major legal representations include:

    • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a bench trial in favor of a major fitness center in the United States facing a claim in excess of $13 million (Chamberlain v. Gold’s Gym International, Inc., Case No. 090919785 (Utah 2018));

    • As second chair of a 5-day jury trial, achieved a favorable result for an international solar panel company on a variety of ownership-related claims (Ransom v. Jakins, Case No. 130400873 (Utah 2017));

    • Summary judgment granted on all claims in an improper derivative action in favor of a local Utah owner of hotel suites and apartments (Nee v. Nee, Case No. 140901891 (Utah 2016));

    • Won appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals reversing an arbitration award in violation of public policy (White v. Dos Land Holdings, L.L.C., No. 1 CA-CV 14-0755, 2016 WL 966812 (Ariz. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2016));

    • Successfully appealed to the Utah Court of Appeals reversing a dismissal based on forum non-conveniens provision in an international franchise agreement (Bad A. Coff. Co. of Hawaii v. Royal Aloha Int’l, LLC, 2015 UT App 303, 365 P.3d 161); and

    • Won appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court upholding client’s argument that a purported contract was invalid and unenforceable (Rosen v. Hartstein, Case. No. 12-108479 (Kan. 2014)).

  • Publications & Presentations

    Publications

    • Siefert v. Alexander: The Seventh Circuit Erroneously Found the Endorsement Clause Constitutional in an Effort to Confront the Ethical Dilemmas of Judicial Elections, 45 Creighton L. Rev. 893 (2012)

    • A Look at Water Conditions in the Second-Driest State, Utah Foundation (2008)

    • Immigration in Utah; Background and Trends, Utah Foundation (2008)

  • Education

    Education

    J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2013

    • Creighton Law Review, Editorial Staff (2012-2013), Published Author (2012)
    • Order of the Barristers, for excellency in writing and oral advocacy
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Winner (Criminal Law)
    • Recipient of the Honorable Lyle E. Strom Scholar in Trial Advocacy
    • Litigation Concentration Certificate

    B.A., Political Science; Minor in Campaign Management, University of Utah, 2010

    • Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern, Utah House of Representatives (2008)
  • Languages
    • Portuguese