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Philip A. Byler is a distinguished attorney with over 40 years of legal experience, renowned for his unwavering dedication to justice and commitment to his clients. He specializes in various legal disciplines, including Title IX law, First Amendment cases, defamation, and church property matters.

Philip A. Byler for 13 straight years (2012-2024) has been selected for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters New York Metro Super Lawyers. 


    • Super Lawyer Recognition: Mr. Byler has been consistently recognized as a Thomson Reuters New York Metro Super Lawyer from 2012 to 2023, highlighting his exceptional legal expertise.

    • Educational Background: In 1976, he earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, setting the stage for a distinguished legal career.

    • Clerkship Experience: Mr. Byler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge John W. Peck of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1976 to 1978, gaining invaluable insights into the judicial system.

    • Law Firm Experience: He began his legal career as an associate in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked on significant cases involving antitrust, securities, First Amendment, and civil rights litigations.

    • Wide-ranging Litigation Expertise: Over the years, he has built a remarkable track record in litigation, handling a diverse range of cases, including international trade, accounting fraud, First Amendment, RICO, ERISA, breach of contract, and commercial litigations.

    • Independent Practice: In 1990, Mr. Byler established his own practice, which he currently leads as the Member of The Offices of Philip A. Byler. His practice predominantly focuses on federal court and state appellate court cases, specializing in appeals and trials.

    • Practice Areas: Mr. Byler's current practice areas encompass Title IX law, First Amendment, defamation, and church property matters.

    • Philip A. Byler successfully argued and won the landmark constitutional case of Immuno A.G. v. Dr. Jan Moor-Jankowski in the New York Court of Appeals.

    • He achieved a significant victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the Title IX discrimination suit case of Doe v. Columbia, which was said to have nationwide significance.

    • In another major Title IX case, Doe v. Purdue, Mr. Byler obtained the reinstatement of a Title IX discrimination suit for a male student in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

    • He successfully argued for the reversal of the denial of the use of a pseudonym by a student challenging a university sexual misconduct finding and sanction in Doe v. MIT.

    • Mr. Byler has been involved in numerous high-stakes cases, including property jury trials and federal securities bench trials.

  • Philip A. Byler is an active member of various professional and community organizations, including the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the Republican National Lawyers Association.

  • Mr. Byler is actively engaged in political and community affairs, serving as a Republican Party Committeeman, Delegate, and contributing to various organizations and community events.

    For over a quarter of a century, I have been a Director of the Huntington Tri-Village Little League/Senior League Baseball Association, and in that time, I managed youth baseball teams from age 10 to age 18, including a Little League Williamsport Tournament team.  For over a decade, I have been a Commissioner of the Long Island Stan Musial Baseball League, and I also was a player-manager of a Stan Musial baseball team for 17 years.  For 18 years, I have ben an Elder of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Huntington.   

  • Beyond his legal career, Mr. Byler takes immense pride in being "Dad" to his two heroic sons, John and James, who have served their country with distinction and continue to excel in their careers.

    Since May 1981, I have been married to the same woman Janet, who is the mother of my two combat infantry officer sons, one a Purdue grad (Class of 2005) who is now a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and who is married with three children and one a Purdue grad (Class of 2008) who is a Wounded Warrior U.S. Marine Captain (medically retired) who with his M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business is a trader and who is married with one child.  

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