Positions available:

San Diego – Associate

San Diego – Employment Associate

Los Angeles – Associate

Los Angeles – Employment Associate

Los Angeles – Legal Assistant

Seattle – Associate

San Diego – Legal Billing Specialist

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

San Diego – Employment Associate

Job Description:
TYSON & MENDES is 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 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

Los Angeles – Employment Associate

TYSON & MENDES is 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 – Experienced Litigation Legal Assistant

TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED LEGAL ASSISTANT 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:

  • 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

Seattle – Associate

TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED DEFENSE ATTORNEY to join our team of litigators. This position is located in the SEATTLE office but requires travel to several jurisdictions within Washington. 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.

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 experience
  • 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 WA
  • 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

 

 

San Diego – Legal Billing Specialist

Job Description:

TYSON & MENDES is looking for a Legal Billing Specialist to join our Accounting Department located in our San Diego office.  A successful candidate has relative experience working in a law office or professional services firm.  The Legal Billing Specialist is responsible for editing, compiling, and submitting attorney billing.  Expectations for this candidate are inclusive of, but not limited to, proficiency with Microsoft Office, knowledge of client-based electronic billing platforms, and experience with ProLaw Enterprise (or a comparable legal billing software).  Successful candidates must be comfortable communicating with staff, attorneys, clients and vendors in both written and verbal methods.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Review and edit pre-bills in response to attorney requests; execute preparatory tasks necessary to submit bills electronically, split bills between clients, apply retainer funds, etc.
  • Compile and bill attorney/paralegal hours to firm clients periodically
  • Submit electronic bills through billing websites; resolve any submission issues
  • Maintain the ability to produce a high volume of bills per cycle
  • Ability to review/confirm accuracy of billing and supporting documentation as necessary
  • Demonstrate a willingness to research, troubleshoot and respond to billing issue inquiries
  • Effectively utilize billing guidelines provided by clients; ensure accuracy and adhere to client expectations inclusive of rates, billing frequency, cost management, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with Accounting Manager to ensure billing expectations are met
  • Work collaboratively with other Billing Specialists to establish short and long-term projects/initiatives related to billing.
  • Handle billing exceptions and ensures timely submission of bills and appeals while working closely with professional staff.
  • Understand technical aspects of billing software and troubleshoot any issues with billing software.

 

Position Requirements:

  • 3+ years billing experience at a professional services firm, legal billing experience required
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office products (emphasis on Excel and Outlook)
  • Experience with legal billing software; preferably ProLaw Enterprise
  • Ability to multitask, organize work flow, and use time efficiently
  • Ability to prioritize, anticipate work needs, and show strong attention to detail
  • Experienced with electronic billing, submissions, budgeting, and appeals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain calm disposition in high stress environment
  • Willingness to learn; flexibility to adapt to all situations

 

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

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