Ralph S. Tyler


Ralph S. Tyler has had a varied legal career, spanning more than 45 years, in both private practice and government service.  From 2011 to 2017, he was a partner in the Litigation and Government Divisions of Venable LLP. At Venable, Mr. Tyler focused on representing clients, including large pharmaceutical companies, on federal and state regulatory issues before the relevant agencies and in court. Immediately prior to joining Venable, Mr. Tyler served as Chief Counsel of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In that capacity, Mr. Tyler had overall supervisory responsibility for the counsel’s office of approximately 90 attorneys and was responsible for the office’s advice and representation of the agency in counseling, litigation, and enforcement matters across all the product areas over which FDA has jurisdiction. Mr. Tyler has also held senior positions in Maryland state and local government, including serving as Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Chief Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Deputy Attorney General, and Baltimore City Solicitor. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Tyler was a partner in the litigation department of Hogan &Hartson, L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells) where he handled commercial and public law cases, arbitrations, as well devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bono cases. Early in his career, Mr. Tyler was a legal services lawyer and a law teacher. Mr. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Illinois, B.A., Case Western Reserve University, J.D., and Harvard University, LL.M.

* Admitted in Maryland & DC

We offer creative fee arrangements so that litigation costs are not an obstacle to your day in court. You want a real trial attorney representing you— call The Casper Firm for a free consultation.