Positions available:

San Diego – Associate

Los Angeles – Associate

San Francisco – Associate

San Diego – Employment Associate

Los Angeles – Employment Associate

Los Angeles – Litigation Paralegal

San Diego – Litigation Paralegal

San Diego – Legal Assistant

San Diego – Client Relations Assistant

San Diego – Media Content Coordinator

Los Angeles – File Clerk/Administrative Assistant

Do you care about justice for all?
Do you think greed is not good?
Do you believe equality applies to all citizens, including corporate citizens?
Do right and wrong matter to you?
Do you cringe when a jury awards millions of dollars to a plaintiff who exaggerates and inflates claims?
Are you ready to right these wrongs?

If so, please consider joining the defense firm the plaintiffs’ bar loves to hate.
Join Tyson & Mendes, the defense firm that fought and won the multi-billion dollar Howell v. Hamilton Meats decision and continues to fight every day in courtrooms throughout California and the West!
We need SEVEN attorneys in San Diego to fight this battle now!

Tyson & Mendes is a growing AV rated, litigation firm committed to providing its clients with superior service and exceptional results. Our attorneys are trial lawyers who take on the biggest cases in the West, against the most successful plaintiff’s lawyers in the country – and win. The firm also tried and successfully argued the landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats case before the California Supreme Court on the “billed vs. paid” medical expense issue, saving defendants and the insurance industry $10+ billion a year.

Tyson & Mendes always needs attorneys, despite enjoying nearly zero turnover. With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Riverside, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; and Seattle, WA, we handle litigation throughout all of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington.

San Diego – Associate

Job Description:
TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED DEFENSE ATTORNEY to join our team of litigators. This position is located in the SAN DIEGO office but requires travel to several jurisdictions within California. A successful candidate would already have excelled in defending civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running. This position is not suitable for first or second year attorneys.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Be able to develop a theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
  • Be unwilling to accept mediocrity or the average or the standard or the norm in anything
  • Reasonable billable hours, with an emphasis on quality and success
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
  • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs, and trials
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients
  • Cultivate relationships with the Firm’s existing and future clients
  • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

Position Requirements:

  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in CA
  • Must have 3 plus years of solid litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and trial preparation
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred
  • Experience with time management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resume and writing samples to: kpimley@tysonmendes.com

 

Los Angeles – Associate

Job Description:
TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED DEFENSE ATTORNEY to join our team of litigators. This position is located in the LOS ANGELES office but requires travel to several jurisdictions within California. A successful candidate would already have excelled in defending civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running. This position is not suitable for first or second year attorneys.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Be able to develop a theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
  • Be unwilling to accept mediocrity or the average or the standard or the norm in anything
  • Reasonable billable hours, with an emphasis on quality and success
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
  • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs, and trials
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients
  • Cultivate relationships with the Firm’s existing and future clients
  • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

Position Requirements:

  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in CA
  • Must have 3 plus years of solid litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and trial preparation
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred
  • Experience with time management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resume and a writing sample to: kpimley@tysonmendes.com

 

San Francisco – Associate

TYSON & MENDES is looking for a 3 to 4 year EXPERIENCED DEFENSE ATTORNEY to join our team of litigators. This position is located in our SAN FRANCISCO office based in Marin County but requires travel to several jurisdictions within California.  A successful candidate would already have excelled in defending civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running.  This position is not suitable for first or second year attorneys.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Be able to develop a theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
  • Be unwilling to accept mediocrity or the average or the standard or the norm in anything
  • Reasonable billable hours, with an emphasis on quality and success
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
  • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs, and trials
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients
  • Cultivate relationships with the Firm’s existing and future clients
  • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

Position Requirements:

  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in CA
  • Must have 3 to 4 years of solid litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and trial preparation
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred
  • Experience with time management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resumes and writing samples to:  KPimley@tysonmendes.com

San Diego – Employment Associate

Job Description:

We are looking for an EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT DEFENSE ATTORNEY to join our team of litigators. This position is located in San Diego but requires travel to several jurisdictions within California.  A successful candidate would already have excelled in defending civil litigation matters.  We are looking for someone with experience in employment law.  This is a priority.   The ideal candidate is ready to hit the ground running, and has handled depositions and motion work.  This position is not suitable for first or second year attorneys.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Be able to develop a theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
  • Be unwilling to accept mediocrity or the average or the standard or the norm in anything
  • Reasonable billable hours, with an emphasis on quality and success
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
  • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs, and trials
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients
  • Cultivate relationships with the Firm’s existing and future clients
  • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

Position Requirements:

  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in CA
  • Must have 5 plus years of solid litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and trial preparation
  • Experience working as defense counsel is preferred
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred, but not mandatory
  • Experience with time management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resume and one substantive writing sample to:  KPimley@tysonmendes.com

Los Angeles – Employment Associate

We are looking for an EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT DEFENSE ATTORNEY to join our team of litigators. This position is located in LOS ANGELES but requires travel to several jurisdictions within California.  A successful candidate would already have excelled in defending civil litigation matters.  We are looking for someone with experience in employment law.  This is a priority.   The ideal candidate is ready to hit the ground running, and has handled depositions and motion work.  This position is not suitable for first or second year attorneys.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Be able to develop a theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
  • Be unwilling to accept mediocrity or the average or the standard or the norm in anything
  • Reasonable billable hours, with an emphasis on quality and success
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
  • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs, and trials
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients
  • Cultivate relationships with the Firm’s existing and future clients
  • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

Position Requirements:

  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in CA
  • Must have 5 plus years of solid litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and trial preparation
  • Experience working as defense counsel is preferred
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred, but not mandatory
  • Experience with time management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resume and one substantive writing sample to:  KPimley@tysonmendes.com

Los Angeles – Litigation Paralegal

Job Description:

TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL to join our team of litigators. This position is located in our Los Angeles office.  A successful candidate would already have worked in a fast-paced defense firm focused on civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ability to assist attorneys with propounding and responding to discovery (interrogatories, requests for admissions, and request for production, subpoenas, and preparing deposition binders) and motions (preparation of any supporting documents and exhibits, and preparing hearing binders)
  • Ability to manage trial preparation including: coordination of witnesses and travel, trial exhibits, charts, trial notebook, subpoenas, and page lines
  • Independently obtain, review and organize medical records/medical billings, calculate damages including medical expenses, lost wages and property damage
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients and attorneys about case status and preparation

Position Requirements:

  • Paralegal certification
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a litigation paralegal
  • Solid understanding of CA civil litigation (state and federal deadlines and rules)
  • High proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Articulate, organized and a team player with excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send cover letter and resume to:  KPimley@tysonmendes.com

San Diego – Litigation Paralegal

Job Description:

TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL to join our team of litigators. This position is located in our SAN DIEGO office.  A successful candidate would already have worked in a fast-paced defense firm focused on civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ability to assist attorneys with propounding and responding to discovery (interrogatories, requests for admissions, and request for production, subpoenas, and preparing deposition binders) and motions (preparation of any supporting documents and exhibits, and preparing hearing binders)
  • Ability to manage trial preparation including: coordination of witnesses and travel, trial exhibits, charts, trial notebook, subpoenas, and page lines
  • Independently obtain, review and organize medical records/medical billings, calculate damages including medical expenses, lost wages and property damage
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients and attorneys about case status and preparation

Position Requirements:

  • Paralegal certification
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a litigation paralegal
  • Solid understanding of CA civil litigation (state and federal deadlines and rules)
  • High proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Articulate, organized and a team player with excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send cover letter and resume to:  KPimley@tysonmendes.com

San Diego – Legal Assistant

Job Description:

TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED LEGAL ASSISTANT to join our team of litigators. This position is located in our San Diego office.  A successful candidate would already have worked in a fast-paced defense firm focused on civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys with daily administrative tasks.
  • Docket all deadlines.
  • Format all pleadings and correspondence.
  • Schedule depositions, hearings, conference calls.
  • Assist with trial preparation.
  • Process daily incoming/outgoing mail.
  • File documents in State and Federal Courts.
  • Assist with document management and file organization.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a litigation legal assistant, insurance defense firm preferred.
  • Solid understanding of CA civil litigation (state and federal deadlines and rules).
  • Experience with One Legal and ECF filings.
  • High proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Articulate, organized and a team player with excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

Send resume and a cover letter to: KPimley@tysonmendes.com

 

San Diego – Client Relations Assistant

Job Description:

Reporting to Partner of Client Relations, this candidate will support the Firm’s growing Client Relations Department.  Based out of our San Diego office, this position offers a unique opportunity for leadership exposure in a company of over 150 employees.  The Client Relations Department meets weekly to strategize with the managing partners and is responsible for all marketing and business development efforts nationwide.

The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, self-motivated, organized, committed to excellence, and constantly seeking opportunities to grow. Successful candidates will respond to task requests from firm and team members in a timely and accurate manner, and will follow up to ensure completion.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead new-hire onboarding process, including collecting bio information, ordering business cards, scheduling photo sessions, and coordinating orientation meetings.
  • Grow and maintain contact database in Constant Contact and Salesforce.
  • Maintain firm resume and create customized resume packets upon Partner request.
  • Research prospective clients, professional organizations, and other topics as assigned.
  • Track attorney marketing efforts.
  • Assist in planning and implementing Firm’s business development projects and events including conferences, sports events, and client dinners.
  • Manage promotional materials and inventory for event sponsorships.
  • Interface with court websites and reporters.
  • Collaborate with other Client Relations team members and support as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, in no particular discipline
  • Prior experience using a CRM system (Salesforce and/or Constant Contact preferred)
  • Proficiency in MS Suite (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Expected to gain competence in industry terminology and concepts that support their job description
  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Can do attitude – will do what it takes to get the job done
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resumes and a cover letter to:  KPimley@tysonmendes.com

San Diego – Media Content Coordinator

Job Description

Reporting to Partner of Client Relations, the Media Content Coordinator will support the implementation of the Firm’s Client Relations Department. A successful candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented, committed to excellence, and have outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills. The Media Content Coordinator will respond to task requests from firm and team members in a timely and accurate manner, and will follow up to ensure completion. This position is based out of our San Diego office.

Position Responsibilities

  • Graphic design including: event invitations, visual presentations, email blasts, newsletters, website, banners, brochures, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Website content management through WordPress
  • Event photography and headshots as needed
  • Podcast production
  • Video production
  • Visual presentation preparation in PowerPoint and Prezi
  • Assist in planning and implementing Firm’s business development projects and events including in-house seminars, conferences, sports events, and client dinners
  • Collaborating with other Client Relations team members
  • Other Client Relations projects as needed

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, in no particular discipline
  • Expected to gain competence in industry terminology and concepts that support their job description
  • Experience working with brand/style guidelines
  • Proficiency in MS Suite (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook),
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere), Prezi, Constant Contact, and WordPress
  • Ability to produce podcasts and promotional videos
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Can do attitude – will do what it takes to get the job done
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Outstanding listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Send resume and a cover letter to: KPimley@tysonmendes.com

Los Angeles – File Clerk/Administrative Assistant

Job Description:

TYSON & MENDES is looking for a FILE CLERK/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to join our team of litigators. This position is located in the LOS ANGELES office.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with document management and file organization.
  • Responsible for preparation of new client files.
  • Assist attorneys and staff with daily administrative tasks.
  • Handle a multi-line telephone system.
  • Greet clients and guests.
  • Assist with daily incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Scanning and copying documents.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years office experience.
  • Previous law firm experience preferred.
  • High proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Must be a self-starter who is well organized and can handle multiple tasks with the ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as a computer, photocopier, postage machine, and scanner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment while paying close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

Send resume and a cover letter to: KPimley@tysonmendes.com

 

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