Martinsburg, WV
101 S. Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Winchester, VA
480 West Jubal Early Drive
Suite 130
Winchester, VA 22601
T: (304) 264-4209
F: (304) 267-3822
  • Former Law Clerk to United States Magistrate David J. Joel

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2010)

  • Associate Editor, The West Virginia Law Review
  • President, WVU Environmental Law Society

B.A., Political Science, West Virginia University (2006)

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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J. Tyler Mayhew


Tyler Mayhew focuses his practice on labor and employment law, commercial litigation and appellate litigation.  Tyler advises employers on human resources and compliance matters, and employment policies.  He also defends employers against claims asserted in court, before administrative tribunals and in arbitration.  He has experience defending employers against employee misclassification claims, wage & hour disputes, deliberate intent and wrongful termination. 

Tyler also represents businesses in complex commercial disputes, and in appellate matters before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

Tyler earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2010, where he was president of the WVU Environmental Law Society and a member of The West Virginia Law Review.  Prior to joining Bowles Rice, Tyler clerked for the Hon. David J. Joel, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. 

Tyler is a member of both the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Virginia.

Representative Experience:

  • Prevented putative wage & hour class action against client by compelling individual arbitration of named plaintiff’s claims.

  • In a matter of first impression under West Virginia law, compelled arbitration of wrongful death claims against client based on agreement signed by the decedent.

  • Obtained dismissal of fraud claim against client, and obtained award of sanctions against plaintiffs for the entire cost of defense.

  • Obtained asset freeze and injunction against perpetrator of cyber fraud scheme targeting client.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Bowles Rice Recruiting Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Eastern Panhandle Bar Association