Ralph S. Tyler was appointed to serve as Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner in 2007 for a four-year term ending May 31, 2011. Prior to this appointment, Tyler served as Governor Martin O’Malley’s Chief Legal Counsel and before that as Baltimore City Solicitor while Governor O’Malley was Mayor of Baltimore City.
Tyler brings to the position of Insurance Commissioner more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law. His legal practice has focused principally on civil litigation, both in trial and appellate courts. Tyler spent 14 years in the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, including five years as Chief of Litigation and five years as Deputy Attorney General. Thereafter, Tyler spent over eight years in the private practice of law as a partner in the Litigation Group of the Baltimore office of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. he was educated at the University of Illinois (B.A.), Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), and Harvard University (LL.M.).