Ty focuses his practice on issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and other federal and state administrative agencies throughout the country. He provides full service occupational safety and health representation to clients nationwide, including advising facilities on the steps to take after a workplace incident to limit OSHA activity, performing privileged protective OSHA compliance audits, representing clients during agency inspections and investigations, and challenging agency citations.

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.


Defending and advising businesses in safety and health matters including:

  • OSHA General Duty Clause
  • OSHA and ANSI crane and rigging standards
  • OSHA fall prevention and protection
  • OSHA machine guarding standards
  • Employer walkaround rights under OSHA and MSHA
  • OSHA and NFPA combustible dust standards
  • OSHA hazardous chemical, industrial hygiene and eyewash standards
  • Employer Due Process rights
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
  • OSHA and NFPA fire prevention and protection standards
  • OSHA lockout/tagout/tryout standards
  • OSHA welding, cutting and compressed gas standards
  • OSHA and consensus electrical standards
  • OSHA and ANSI powered industrial truck standards
  • Preventing OSHA criminal, willful and repeat violations
  • Injury reporting and recordkeeping requirements under OSHA and MSHA
  • OSHA and MSHA Hazcom standards including Safety Data Sheet compliance
  • OSHA and other agency rail and locomotive standards
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) standards
  • MSHA pressure vessel and 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
  • Tort claims involving workplace incidents
  • Document retention policies
  • Workplace infectious disease prevention and control

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
  • Company safety programs, involving all OSHA standards
  • 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 company-wide document retention policy
  • 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, Marine Corps HazCom and explosion prevention training, NFPA combustible dust training, and consensus PIT training.  Ty also provides services in complex civil litigation matters involving the workplace.


  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association


  • 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)


  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
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