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Tyler P. Bishop

Attorney
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Education
  • Mercer University
    2013, summa cum laude
  • Mercer University School of Law
    J.D., 2016, Summa cum laude; George W. Woodruff Scholar; Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor, Mercer Law Review; Winner 2014 Hugh Lawson III Moot Court Competition; 2015-2016 Hugh Lawson III Competition Editor; Brainard Currie Honor Society
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2016
About Tyler
Q&A
  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?

    Trial practice and appellate representation.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
    I enjoy the challenge of mastering a field of law while assisting in a matter. 
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

Select Matters

  • Patronage capital class actions: Successfully assisted in briefing, supplementing the appellate record with new, favorable authority, and preparing lead counsel for oral argument in two patronage capital class action lawsuits filed against three named distribution electric membership corporations (“EMCs”). In both cases, plaintiffs challenged the EMCs’ patronage capital distribution practices using many legal theories, including alleged violations of the EMC enabling act, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, money had and received, conspiracy, conversion, and breach of the implied obligation of good faith. In general, plaintiffs sought to increase electricity rates and remake how EMCs operate in Georgia. The trial court dismissed the claims because nothing in the EMC enabling act or the bylaws requires EMCs to distribute patronage capital to current or former members prior to dissolution unless the Board of Directors decides to do so. The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissals. (2017, Walker v. Oglethorpe Power Corp., A17A0384 Ga. Ct. App.; Shapiro v. Oglethorpe Power Corp., A17A0385 Ga. Ct. App.)

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        Credentials

        Education
        • Mercer University, 2013, summa cum laude
        • Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 2016, Summa cum laude; George W. Woodruff Scholar; Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor, Mercer Law Review; Winner 2014 Hugh Lawson III Moot Court Competition; 2015-2016 Hugh Lawson III Competition Editor; Brainard Currie Honor Society
        Bar Admissions
        • Georgia, 2016
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch