Tyler C. Schaeffer concentrates his practice in business litigation. He works closely with small, medium, and large businesses in many areas of business disputes, including contracts, business tort, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, and consumer protection. In addition to Tyler’s trial court experience, he also has extensive experience in appellate court having served as a judicial law clerk in both the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. Tyler has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® and recognized on “The Best Lawyers in America” list by Best Lawyers for commercial litigation..

Tyler’s approach is to be an available, collaborative partner who guides businesses through the complexities of business disputes and litigation. His focus is to resolve business problems in an effective and efficient way that meets clients’ goals.

A St. Louis native, Tyler received both his J.D., as well as his B.S. in Finance and Banking, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri – Columbia. As a law student, he remained on the Dean’s List all semesters and was a published member of the Missouri Law Review. While in law school, Tyler served as judicial law clerk to Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith at the Missouri Supreme Court. After law school, he served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Patricia L. Cohen at the Missouri Court of Appeals – Eastern District.


University of Missouri School of Law–Columbia, J.D., 2008;

  • Deans List all semesters
  • Missouri Law Review – Published Member
  • Recipient of merit based Jackson A. Wright Scholarship and Curators Scholarship

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. Finance & Banking, 2005; magna cum laude

Community Involvement
  • Unlimited Play
    • President, Board of Directors (2022-present)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • Chaminade College Preparatory School, Alumni Board (2019-2022)
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers – “The Best Lawyers in America” – Commercial Litigation (2020-present)
  • Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars (2017-present)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly – “Up & Coming Lawyer” (2021)
Publications & Presentations
  • “COVID-19 Causes Breaches to Construction Contracts: Which Party Bears the Risk?” Associated General Contractors, November 2021
  • “Appealing from a Final Judgment: A Practitioner’s Guide,” St. Louis Bar Journal, October 1, 2019
  • “Robocalls: Complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991” – presented to Midwest Acceptance Corporation (May 2017)
  • “Punitive Damages & Due Process: Trying to Keep Up with the United States Supreme Court After Philip Morris USA v. Williams,” 73 Mo. L. Rev. 627 (2008)