Tyler Volm

Tyler Volm’s practice focuses on employment litigation and advice and labor relations. He works with business owners and managers to ensure compliance with changes in the law, and defends employers against complaints when they arise. With a background in business law, he has a unique perspective on how an employer’s business needs naturally blend with employment law. An experienced litigator, Tyler represents employers in a wide range of industries in state and federal court, and is known for his creative solutions in both the courtroom and board room. In addition, he regularly assists employers with affirmative action compliance. Tyler is the President of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Board, and a volunteer attorney with the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic. He has written for the Daily Journal of Commerce and Legal & Compliance Essentials, and he frequently speaks on topics such as privacy issues, affirmative action obligations and employer testing issues. 
A Portland native, Tyler earned his B.A. at the University of Oregon, and graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School with a Business Law Certificate in 2008. Tyler is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington, supports Dress for Success Oregon by modeling in the Annual Oregon Women Lawyers Fashion Show, and is a proud member of Barran Liebman’s Hood to Coast Team. 



  • Resolved hybrid dispute involving misappropriation of trade secrets by former employee that brought wage claim for alleged unpaid commissions.
  • Implemented updated affirmative action plan for municipality.
  • Defended multiple employee complaints filed with Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, including claims for racial, sexual, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.
  • Resolved claim for wrongful termination in federal court involving labor law and federal preemption issues.
  • Assisted in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreement on behalf of medical provider consortium.
  • Investigated and resolved claims regarding employee misconduct.
  • Advised non-profit organization regarding statutory exemption to wage and hour laws for certain employees.
  • Updated employee handbooks involving union and non-union employees.
  • Drafted non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreement for employer with large amount of proprietary trade secrets.
  • Successfully transferred wage and hour action brought in Oregon to state listed in forum selection clause of training agreement.




  • Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: President (2016-present); President-Elect (2015-2016); Secretary (2014-2015); Board Member (2013-present); Member (2008-present)
  • NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association: Board of Directors (2014-present)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division: Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section - Employment Law & Litigation Committee, Co-Liaison (2014-2015)
  • Multnomah Bar Association: Professionalism Committee (2014-present); Court Liaison Committee Member (2013-present); Golf Committee Chair (2013-2014)
  • Oregon State Bar Association Business Law Section Executive Committee: Secretary (2014); Member (2013-present)
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic: Race for Justice Planning Committee, Member (2013-present)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School Recent Graduate Council: President (2011-2013); Member (2011-present)
  • Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic: Volunteer Attorney (2008-present)
  • Gus J. Solomon Inns of Court Executive Committee: Treasurer (2013); Member (2010-present)




  • Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine: Rising Star (2014-present)
  • Campaign for Equal Justice: Laf-Off Co-Champion (2009); Participant (2009-present)
  • Lewis & Clark: Small Business Legal Clinic Pro Bono Champion (2011, 2012)
  • Lewis & Clark: Outstanding 1L Mentor (2010, 2011)

Barran Liebman LLP

Barran Liebman LLP attorneys practice labor and employment law exclusively for employers. Our attorneys constantly study new developments in the laws and regulations that affect employers. 

Many of our attorneys have been practicing for almost three decades and have solidly established national reputations. Consequently, our attorneys are sought-after speakers in labor and employment issues, both locally and nationally. Our attorneys are called upon to help train judges and other attorneys on topics related to labor and employment law in seminars held throughout the year. Radio, newspaper and TV reporters frequently rely on our lawyers as sources of important information on labor and employment law issues. 

To learn more about any of our attorneys or our law firm, please get in touch with us using the contact information below:

Barran Liebman LLP

601 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97204-3159
Phone: (503) 228-0500
Fax: (503) 274-1212Website: www.barran.com Client Services Director
Traci RayPhone: (503) 276-2115
Email: tray@barran.com

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