Tyler G. Johannes is an associate at Falkenberg Ives and a member of the firm's commercial litigation, healthcare litigation, and professional liability practices.

Mr. Johannes understands that many cases are won and lost based on the persuasiveness of written briefing.  He believes a case should be carefully analyzed at the start to identify the strongest themes, and he is skilled at developing those themes through discovery and presenting them in a concise, understandable way.  He has argued multiple cases in the Seventh Circuit and has authored numerous briefs in connection with appeals, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, motions in limine and petitions for discretionary review.

Mr. Johannes has served Fortune 500 companies, smaller businesses and individuals for the past decade.  His experience includes complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, professional liability matters, products liability disputes, and cases brought under statutes such as RICO and the False Claims Act.  His appellate background makes him naturally suited to analyze difficult legal and factual issues for his clients outside the context of litigation, which helps clients to identify claims or assess risk.

Mr. Johannes is experienced in all phases of litigation.  In addition to his brief-writing and appellate work, he has managed discovery, worked with experts, and taken depositions.  He has also served on multiple trial teams that represented generic drug manufacturers in patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Prior to joining Falkenberg Ives, Mr. Johannes practiced for nearly a decade at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he was a member of the Appellate and Critical Motions practice. He also clerked for Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Education/Bar Admissions

Mr. Johannes received a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, in 2006 from Vanderbilt University.  He received his J.D., cum laude, in 2009 from Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Mr. Johannes was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2009.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professional Activities

Mr. Johannes is a member of various professional organizations, including:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association