Tyler Grim

Tyler Grim


Tyler Grim practices in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, business torts, and personal injury defense. Tyler has represented businesses, creditors, shareholders, and other entities in complex business disputes and adversary matters in both state court and federal bankruptcy court.

Prior to joining Thorpe Shwer, Tyler was an associate at a nationally recognized business litigation and bankruptcy boutique firm for three years. He also previously served as a director at a financial advisory firm and has extensive experience providing bankruptcy, restructuring, transactional and litigation support services to local, regional, and national clients in distressed situations.

While in law school, Tyler served two judicial externships, in 2008 for Magistrate Judge David Duncan, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, and in 2009 for Hon. Daniel A. Barker of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Representative Engagements

Obtained a successful ruling for local restauranteurs in state court fair market value evidentiary hearing in connection with a deficiency action involving secured debt in excess of $3.5 million.

Obtained allowance in full of secured creditors’ claim in excess of $3.7 million following three day evidentiary hearing in bankruptcy adversary proceeding.

Represented large medical billing company in appellate proceeding involving non-compete, trade secrets, and unfair competition claims.

Represented various clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Represented bankruptcy litigation trustee in various adversary proceedings and evidentiary hearings involving preference and fraudulent transfer claims.

Articles and Presentations

  • Recharacterization of Debt to Equity in Bankruptcy Proceedings: A Split in the Circuits, Co-Author, ABI Committee Newsletter: “Bankruptcy Litigation” (January 2016)
  • Presenter, “Litigating Non-Dischargeability Action,” Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn or Court (March 2017)
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Law: 2016,” Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (April 2017)
  • Presenter, “Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media,” Arizona State Bar Convention, Bankruptcy Group (June 2017)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona (Business and Bankruptcy Sections)
  • Chair, Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • Associate, Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

Education and Honors

  • J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2010
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar, 2007-2010
  • Associate Editor, Arizona State University Law Journal
  • B.A., High Distinction, University of Michigan, 2004