W. Tyler Perry

Legal Director

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W. Tyler Perry is a Legal Director at Certum Group, where he sources and evaluates litigation finance and insurance opportunities from the country’s leading lawyers and claimholders.


Tyler is an honors graduate of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he served as a notes editor on the Northwestern Law Review, and New York University, where he served as president of his class.


A former law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Tyler combines global defense firm experience from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and plaintiff-side experience from Reid Collins & Tsai to identify and capitalize on high value litigations.

In 2024, Tyler was selected by Lawdragon as a Global 100 Leader in Litigation Finance. In 2023, Tyler was selected by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” and his work on high-dollar plaintiff cases has been covered by the legal press.

Tyler spent significant portions of his childhood in China and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

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Recent Articles by W. Tyler Perry

How to Choose a Funder

How to Choose a Funder

One of my favorite concepts from the first year of law school is the idea that property is a “bundle of sticks”—i.e., “a collection of individual rights which, in certain combinations, constitute property.”  United States v. Craft, 535 U.S. 274, 278 (2002). ...

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Why Litigation Finance?

Why Litigation Finance?

Pretty much every litigator I know wants, or wants to learn more about, litigation finance.  Everyone has a general sense that it helps clients get better access to the courts.  Junior partners want it to build a plaintiff-side docket.  Senior partners...

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