Meet the Team: Lena Pond

Author: Lena Pond

Background Information
Lena Pond is an associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Arizona office. Lena represents defendants in state and federal court in a wide range of cases including insurance defense, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, professional liability, and general civil litigation. She has successfully litigated summary judgment motions, evidentiary motions, discovery disputes, and settlement conferences, obtaining favorable results for her clients.

Where did you grow up?
Tacoma, Washington

Where did you go to college/law school?
I went to undergraduate at University of Washington and law school at Arizona State University.

What are your hobbies?
Rock climbing, running, yoga, reading, eating (I’m a bit of a foodie), seeing concerts, and seeing movies

What is your favorite part about practicing law?
I am always learning, both about the seemingly never-ending nuances of the law, and about a wide variety of other interesting topics – from the medical field to construction to business. I never get bored when there’s always something new to learn!

What would you be if you were not a lawyer?
Either an accountant or a high school math teacher

Do you have a nickname? What is it?
Not really! Lena is pretty short as it is.

Favorite line from a movie?
“You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.” – Forest Gump

Favorite word?
“Defenestration”

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
The Salem Witch Trials

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Macaroni and Cheese

If you could have a drink with anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be?
Edward Snowden

Least favorite food?
I equally despise olives and mushrooms

Hidden talents?
I am really good at Sudoku

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?
I am an only child

First thing you would do if you won the lottery?
That’s easy – pay off my student loans!

Contact Lena at (602) 386-5654 or lpond@tysonmendes.com.

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