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Tyler Michelle Frankel

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Tyler Frankel represents clients in both litigation and transactional matters with a focus on surety claims, complex construction disputes, contract disputes, and other commercial cases.

Tyler brings her years of experience in the construction industry to her practice, focusing primarily on surety and construction law. She represents sureties and construction-industry clients in various matters including surety claims, complex construction issues, contract disputes, and other commercial matters. Tyler has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through post-judgment enforcement and collection, in both state and federal courts.

Bringing a practical, creative, and proactive approach, Tyler handles all aspects and types of surety matters, including assisting sureties with securing collateral and mitigating risk, investigating and litigating payment and performance bond claims, drafting takeover and completion agreements, enforcing subrogation rights, and prosecuting indemnity claims to recover payment for losses incurred by the surety related to its bond. She also regularly represents construction companies, including general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, and owners, in various matters involving complex construction disputes, project-related issues involving payment, scope of work, and delay, and contract disputes. Additionally, Tyler assists client’s on both sides of mechanics’ lien claims, including drafting mechanics’ liens and pursuing foreclosure actions as well as defending against lien claims and actions.

In addition to her surety and construction practice, Tyler also assists clients with matters involving real estate, secured transactions, and other business and commercial matters.


J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2016, Texas Tech Law Review - Articles Editor
B.A., Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, 2013


Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Business Litigation Section, Labor & Employment Section

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas


  • Restructuring Debt as a Support Mechanism for the Failing Principal, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, Mid-Winter Meeting of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, New York, NY (January 2020)
  • To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate – That is the Question, 2021, Pearlman Association 2021 Annual Conference