Tyler has always considered himself homegrown. On his family farm just outside of Peoria he grew up developing a work ethic that prepared him to be a tenacious attorney. He also watched his father, Kenny Eathington, work tirelessly to build a successful legal practice in Peoria for more than 20 years. “I saw the respect my father garnered throughout the community and the way he was able to genuinely help people and change peoples’ lives with his efforts.” A career in law seemed natural.
Born and raised a lifelong Illini fan, Tyler started his education at the University of Illinois where he pursued a degree in Political Science and spent a summer in Washington D.C. working on Capitol Hill. That experience furthered his deep respect and admiration for the law as he clearly understood its role in the history of the United States.
A loyal Cub fan, Tyler was excited to pursue his law degree in Chicago. He attended Chicago-Kent College of Law, where if you couldn’t find him in the library, you would find him in the Wrigley Field Bleachers. Tyler made the dean’s list, and attributes his success in law school to “preparation, hard work, and always putting your best product forward.”
Tyler returned to his hometown in Central Illinois and joined the Quinn Johnston team in 2017. He supports cases involving transactional law and looks forward to contributing to a variety of Quinn Johnston practice teams. “Quinn Johnston offers a family feel with remarkable experience and diversity in capabilities throughout the team.”
Tyler volunteers to support the community he calls home. He has been a Relay for Life team leader on several occasions and is actively involved with Junior Achievement. “I look forward to helping people – clients and community – throughout my legal career.”
- American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, Team Leader
- Junior Achievement
- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2017
- Honors: Dean’s List
- B.A., Political Science and Government, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 2013
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Peoria County Bar Association
- Named Peoria County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year by the Tenth Judicial Circuit for outstanding pro bono work, 2021
- Named to Illinois’ Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2020-2021. Only two percent of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been licensed to practice for 10 years or less earn this distinction.