Tyson Logan loves representing and fighting for people who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn. Tyson is a passionate trial lawyer. He is a people person. He is inspired by the opportunities regular people still have – with the help of hard working trial lawyers – to stand up in court and fight against the rich and powerful. Tyson has fought for and won substantial jury verdicts and settlements across the country, involving wrongful death and personal injury and especially in the areas of traumatic brain injury, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and other cases of corporate negligence and recklessness.
As a teacher on staff at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, Tyson has been fortunate to work with the best and brightest trial lawyers across the country. Tyson was recently chosen and listed as a 2017 “Super Lawyer” and he was previously selected as a SuperLawyers “Rising Star” from 2012-2015 in the Mountain States. Tyson is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40 in Wyoming. Tyson has represented numerous CO poisoning victims, oilfield, mine, and railroad workers involved in industrial accidents and disasters resulting from companies’ disregard for federal safety laws and industry standards, and in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, California, Alaska, and across the west.
Tyson presents to trial lawyer groups across the country on issues related to trial skills and strategy, communication, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Each year he returns to the Trial Lawyers College ranch outside Dubois, Wyoming for training and to teach new students with the other staff of trial lawyers from across the country. Tyson has been studying and working with brain-injured patients and medical experts to learn and create new ways of effectively communicating in difficult circumstances–he presented Communication is (Never) Easy, incorporating creative ideas on communicating and working with brain-injured patients, at a Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association seminar in November 2015. Tyson has a unique interest in meditation and mindfulness and its applications for trial lawyers. He recently spoke on these issues as a staff presenter at the 2015 360 Advocacy Voir Dire seminar in Aspen, Colorado. Tyson also presented on carbon monoxide (CO) issues and Ego in the Courtroom at the 2014 Melvin Belli Society Annual Seminar, as part of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
Most recently in 2017, Tyson and Spence attorney Noah W. Drew represented the widow of truck driver Thomas Coffey, who was killed while working at a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. facility in Wyoming. Chevron’s premises was dangerous because it did not provide reasonable fall protection for drivers who worked at heights at the facility–Chevron required that Mr. Coffey work inside its “safety cage” that was discovered to have been altered. Chevron knew of the dangerous condition but chose to leave it in use, putting workers at risk. Mr. Coffey fell while using Chevron’s dangerous equipment. Chevron blamed Mr. Coffey and his employer and never accepted any responsibility for his death. After a two-week wrongful death jury trial in federal court in Wyoming the jury’s verdict was $1.2 million.
In 2015 and 2016 Tyson successfully settled a carbon monoxide poisoning case on behalf of the family of McQuen Forbush, a young Marine who was killed in a CO poisoning incident in an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, and his girlfriend Breanna Halowell, who suffered CO poisoning and brain injury as a result of the incident. Tyson and his team reached confidential settlements with five separate defendants before the plumbing company defendant and the defendant plumber settled claims against them for an additional $1 million. The case is ongoing.
Notably, Tyson and fellow Spence partner G. Bryan Ulmer also represented a young woman who was poisoned with carbon monoxide gas from a dangerous furnace inside an apartment in Casper, Wyoming. The young woman suffered a brain injury as a result of the landlords’ reckless disregard for their tenants’ safety. The Wyoming jury returned a $28.5 million verdict, including punitive damages against the building owner and the apartment management company. Lompe v. Sunridge Partners, LLC, and Apartment Management Consultants, LLC was recently reported as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2013 by the National Law Journal.
Tyson represents and is investigating a number of other victims who have suffered death, brain injuries and other harm due to carbon monoxide poisoning and other catastrophic events in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nebraska, California, and across the country.
Habitat for Humanity
Jackson Hole Youth Soccer
Trial Lawyer’s College – staff
American Association of Justice
Wyoming Trial Lawyer’s Association
Selected as 2017 “Super Lawyer” – Mountain States
American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Wyoming
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
AVVO 10.0 rated
• Through affiliation, Tyson represents clients in many other federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Tyson was born in Portland, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree with honor in politics & government from the University of Puget Sound. Tyson earned his law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2005. Tyson clerked for The Spence Law Firm during law school and then joined the firm when he graduated. He became a Spence Firm partner in 2013. He is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Today Tyson lives in Jackson, Wyoming with his wife Elizabeth and their boys Liam and Anders. If he is not in trial or working with clients, you can find him on the soccer field coaching his boys, or playing in the mountains around Jackson Hole.
“Be yourself. Tell the truth. Do the right thing. I’ll take integrity, honesty, and hard work over money and power, anytime, and in any battle.”