Alec D. Tyra


Sacramento, CA
D 916.462.9202


J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, Cum Laude

-Certificate in Trial Advocacy

-Certificate in Law, Science and Technology

-Certificate in Law and Sustainability

B.S., Chemistry – Emphasis in Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Highest Honors


Alec Tyra is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Sacramento office.

Mr. Tyra attended Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he graduated cum laude and was an O’Connor Honors Fellow. He was an Articles Editor for Jurimetrics, the ABA’s official journal for the section on law, science, and technology. While at ASU, Alec earned Certificates of specialization in three areas ­– Trial Advocacy; Law, Science, and Technology; and Law and Sustainability. Alec has published on topics ranging from persistent environmental pollutants, natural resource management, and data privacy in genetic research.  Prior to law school, he earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate, he graduated with Highest Honors and earned the Scholarship for Outstanding Performance in the Major for 2016.

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Publications & Engagements
  • PFAS Regulation: Insuring Against Future Environmental Liability, 31 Envt’l L. News (2022)
  • To Damn or Not Damn A DamStakeholder Collaboration as a tool for Dam Management,  46 Wm & Mary Env’t. L. & Pol’y Rev. 71 (2021)
  • The NIH and Capacity Building: A Recognition of Tribal Data Sovereignty, 3 Cal. Indian L. Ass’n. Legal J. 18 (2021)
  • Persistent Environmental Pollutants and Water Utilities: The Argument for CERCLA exemptions in Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) cleanup, 2021 Animal & Nat. Resource L. Rev. 187 (2021)
  • When the Well Runs Dry: Groundwater Policy and Sustainability Post Agua Caliente, 38 UCLA J. Envtl. L. & Pol. 309 (2020)
Awards and Recognition

  • 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
  • Pro Bono Service Award with Highest Distinction – 2021