little rock
501-375-9131
Fayetteville
479-695-1330

BIO

Ty focuses his practice on issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and other administrative agencies throughout the country. He provides full service occupational safety and health representation, including challenging citations, performing protective OSHA compliance audits and representing clients during agency inspections and investigations.

Ty graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law, serving as a Note and Comment Editor for the Arkansas Law Review. Prior to law school, Ty served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he was a certified explosive transporter for his unit. He is a native of Mobile, Alabama.

EXPERIENCE

Defending and advising businesses in safety and health matters including:

  • OSHA General Duty Clause
  • OSHA and ANSI crane standards
  • OSHA fall prevention and protection
  • OSHA machine guarding standards
  • Employer walkaround rights under OSHA and MSHA
  • OSHA color coding standards and eyewash requirements
  • Employer Due Process rights
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
  • OSHA and ANSI powered industrial truck standards
  • OSHA criminal violations
  • Injury reporting and recordkeeping requirements under OSHA and MSHA
  • OSHA and MSHA Hazcom standards including Safety Data Sheet compliance
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) standards
  • MSHA labeling standards
  • OSHA inspections, investigations, and administrative search warrants
  • OSHA beryllium, respirator, toxic gases, and confined space standards
  • State-specific OSHA standards, including Washington, Utah and California state plans
  • Document retention policies

Assisting in the following:

  • Complete dismissal of an OSHA citation entered against an employer
  • A Mine Commission decision being overturned
  • Multiple OSHA citations being reduced to other-than-serious
  • Dismissal of an action brought under the IDEA
  • Dismissal of an action brought against an employer for the alleged torts of an independent contractor
  • Advising a business in the implementation of a video surveillance policy spanning four states
  • Creation of a document retention policy for a business
  • Also served as a summer law clerk for U.S. District Judge, William H. Steel, Southern District of Alabama

Additionally, he has completed 40 hours of OSHA General Industry Outreach Training. Ty also provides services in complex civil litigation matters involving the workplace.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Cum Laude
  • Note and Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • Cambridge University, England – Downing College of Law
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Bachelors in Arts and Letters (Awarded as Top Advertising Student)

Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
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