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Tyler J. Ernst

Tyler J. Ernst

Sioux City, Iowa

Tyler Ernst received his undergraduate degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He was selected as one of four Opperman scholars to be admitted to the Drake University School of Law. He graduated from the Drake University School of Law with highest honors. During law school he was a member of the TYLA mock trial team and the Drake Law Review. As a member of the Drake Law Review, he authored an article that was selected for publication, entitled “Who Should Bear the Burden? ERISA Preemption and Its Impact on Compensation Received by Individuals Injured as a Result of Medical Malpractice in Iowa.” He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Tyler grew up in Coon Rapids, Iowa. He and his wife, Molly, met while participating in mock trial and choir while attending Central College. He enjoys judging high school and college mock trial competitions, as well as watching college football.


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Honors: Graduated with highest honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: TYLA Mock Trial
    • Law Review: Drake Law Review
  • Central College, Pella, Iowa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
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Klass Law Firm, L.L.P.
4280 Sergeant Rd., Suite 290
Sioux City, IA 51106

Toll Free: 800-613-7989 ext. 213

Phone: 712-252-1866 ext. 213
Fax: 712-252-5822

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