Tyler G. Johannes is an associate at Falkenberg Ives and a member of the firm's commercial litigation, healthcare litigation, and professional liability practices. He focuses his practice on healthcare litigation and arbitration, counseling healthcare clients on compliance issues, and defending lawyers and accountants in professional liability matters.  He has had particularly extensive experience in briefing the key issues that arise most frequently in professional liability litigation – including in pari delicto, privity, solvency and insolvency, reliance, scienter, the propriety of expert testimony, agency and vicarious liability.


Mr. Johannes has extensive experience handling appeals and dispositive motions in state and federal courts.  He is skilled at developing factual and legal themes and presenting them in a concise, understandable way to generalist judges, both in briefing and oral argument.   He has argued multiple cases in the Seventh Circuit and has authored numerous briefs in connection with appeals, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, motions in limine and petitions for discretionary review.  

Mr. Johannes’s experience covers a broad spectrum of issues, including RICO, the False Claims Act, fiduciary duty, contract, and tort.  Notably, he has substantial experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

In addition to his appellate work, Mr. Johannes is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, trials, and settlement.

Prior to joining Falkenberg Ives, Mr. Johannes worked for several years at a large Chicago-based law firm.  He also clerked for Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Education/Bar Admissions

Mr. Johannes received a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, in 2006 from Vanderbilt University.  He received his J.D., cum laude, in 2009 from Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Mr. Johannes was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2009.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professional Activities

Mr. Johannes is a member of various professional organizations, including:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association