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Tyson & Mendes Expands to Seattle, Washington

Tyson & Mendes is proud to announce the opening of our newest office in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle office will be led by experienced trial attorneys Levi Bendele and James Mendel and will defend all types of litigation ranging from high stakes “bet the company” jury trials, construction law, employment matters, and everything in between.

Partner Levi Bendele has developed significant Washington automobile, construction injury and defect, premises liability, coverage litigation, and insurance bad faith experience since first handling auto claims for a major national automobile insurance company in the late 1990s. By taking a practical approach with succinct attention to detail, Mr. Bendele has successfully represented clients in litigation (4-6 jury trial a year to verdict plus a busy arbitration calendar) and on appeal. He is a current board member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association (WDTL).

Partner James Mendel began his career handling personal injury claims for five years in New York before moving to Washington, where he has been litigating cases for the last 17 years (5-7 jury trials a year to verdict plus a heavy arbitration calendar). During his time as a partner at Bendele & Mendel, Mr. Mendel developed significant expertise in litigating first-party (PIP, UIM) and third-party (liability) cases involving automobile personal injury, premises liability, homeowner liability, construction injury, business liability, and general liability.

Mr. Bendele and Mr. Mendel are joined in the Seattle office by associates Kyle Jones, Colin Hutcheson-Flaming, and Angelina Petrosyan.

“We are excited to work with a team of highly accomplished trial attorneys in Washington,” said Tyson & Mendes’ Managing Partner Bob Tyson. “James and Levi have a proven track record of winning trials involving numerous practice areas. They exemplify the Tyson & Mendes mission to deliver unparalleled service and unbeatable results. We are confident there is no better fit than their team.”

Washington is the latest state to be serviced by Tyson & Mendes and joins offices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. The Seattle team will provide services throughout all of Washington. Tyson & Mendes employs over 50 attorneys across five states.

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Tyson & Mendes Washington Office Press Release

Tyson & Mendes Expands Los Angeles Office – Names New Parter

Tyson & Mendes is proud to announce the expansion of our Los Angeles, CA office with the addition of Partner Kevin Place. Mr. Place will lead the Los Angeles office in defending all types of litigation ranging from high stakes “bet the company” jury trials, construction law, employment matters, insurance litigation, and everything in between.

Kevin is a trial attorney who joins us from Archer & Norris, where he was a partner in their Los Angeles office since 2005. He has over 20 years of trial experience. After passing the bar in 1994, Kevin worked as a trial attorney with Nationwide Insurance Company’s Trial Division for six-years. Over the last two decades, Kevin has also served as a managing attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company’s staff counsel office. Over the course of his career, Kevin has taken over 20 cases to jury trial.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Kevin worked with the Orange County Probation Department as a Deputy Probation Counselor. He also served in the Air Force Ready Reserves from 1984-1988.

Kevin is joined in the Los Angeles office by associates Jihee Ahn and Richard Gagliano.

“Tyson & Mendes is excited to welcome Kevin to our Los Angeles team,” said Tyson & Mendes’ Managing Partner Bob Tyson. “Personally, I am thrilled to see my friend of over 20 years wear the Tyson & Mendes name!”

The newly expanded Los Angeles office joins offices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, and Colorado. The Los Angeles team will service all of Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Tyson & Mendes now employs over 60 attorneys across five states.

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Tyson & Mendes Washington Office Press Release

Medical Malpractice Attorney Tamara Glaser Joins Tyson & Mendes

SAN DIEGO, CA – Tyson & Mendes LLP is pleased to announce their newest California attorney, Tamara Glaser, who will head the firm’s Southern California Medical Malpractice Group. Formerly a Partner with the San Diego defense firm of Neil Dymott, Ms. Glaser is a trial lawyer with more than 23 years’ experience providing exceptional client service.

Ms. Glaser will be the 48th lawyer at California based Tyson & Mendes. She will be a Senior Counsel responsible for the healthcare practice group at the firm. Ms. Glaser has built a strong reputation successfully defending all types of professional liability and product liability cases. She represents physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in elder abuse, medical negligence, and fraud cases. She also advises clients regarding Medical/Osteopathic Board, Nursing Board, and Pharmacy Board disciplinary and licensure matters. Ms. Glaser has defended product and pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in personal injury actions and is experienced with the MDL procedures. Ms. Glaser excels in applying medical negligence defense strategies and knowledge to mitigate damages in general liability and product cases.

Ms. Glaser began her career as a public defender in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. There, she handled hundreds of evidentiary hearings and tried criminal cases before juries. Ms. Glaser also had a broad-based private practice, including real property transfers and litigation, family law, probate, personal injury, and business litigation.

“We are very excited to have Tamara join our firm. She comes to us as a partner from an outstanding defense firm. Tamara is held in high regard by clients in her field of Medical Malpractice,” said Bob Tyson, the firm’s founding partner. “I am looking forward to having Tamara as part of our team and expanding our medical malpractice practice group. Tamara will also utilize her medical expertise to handle complex personal injury cases.”

Ms. Glaser graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she served as a Managing Editor on the Journal of Law and Commerce. She served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association from 2011-2012. Ms. Glaser is a frequent speaker at industry and risk management conferences such as Claims Litigation Management (CLM), Primerus and Southern California Association for Health Risk Management (SCAHRM).

Ms. Glaser is proud to be on the Board of Directors for German Shepherd Safe Haven, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from shelters and places them in forever homes. She lives in Tierrasanta with German Shepherd, Bear.

About Tyson & Mendes LLP

Tyson & Mendes LLP is a growing defense firm committed to providing superior client service and outstanding results. With offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Riverside, as well as Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado, the firm handles matters throughout the southwestern United States. Tyson & Mendes’ experienced complex trial team is regularly “parachuted in” to handle high stakes, “bet the company” jury trials ranging from catastrophic injury to employment to professional malpractice defense. Currently the firm employs 48 attorneys throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado.

Tyson & Mendes Tamara Glaser Press Release

Tyson & Mendes Buys La Jolla Office Building for $4,750,000

SAN DIEGO, CA – Law firm Tyson & Mendes announced the expansion of their San Diego offices with the acquisition of the building at 5786 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037. The buyers were San Diego attorneys Bob Tyson and Pat Mendes who formed the Golden Turtles LLC for the purchase. The buyers were represented by broker Chris Musgjerd with Savills Studley. The seller of the 7,900 sqft, two story building with ocean views was Mesh Properties LLC. In 2003, the building was converted to office space from its former use as Milligan’s Restaurant. Former tenants included the Ted Waitt Foundation and Avalon Capital Group Inc.

The Firm will maintain their headquarters in San Diego at the original Bird Rock location just down the street from the new building at 5661 La Jolla Blvd in La Jolla California.  “We are pleased to have more capacity to continue our expansion plans in California. We are very fortunate to have significant demand for our trial lawyers throughout the western United States,” stated Bob Tyson, Founder and Partner of Tyson & Mendes. “On a personal note, this office is the site of the old Milligan’s restaurant. Like many other San Diegans, I have a lot of wonderful memories in this space and hope to create many more!”

Currently, the firm employs 45 attorneys throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado, with plans for continued growth throughout the West.

About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Tyson & Mendes LLP is a growing civil litigation defense firm committed to providing superior client service and outstanding results.  With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Riverside, as well as Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado, the firm handles matters throughout the southwestern United States.  Tyson & Mendes’ experienced complex trial team is regularly “parachuted in” to handle high stakes, “bet the company” jury trials ranging from catastrophic injury to employment to professional malpractice defense. For more information, please visit www.tysonmendes.com.

Tyson & Mendes New Building Press Release

 

Tyson & Mendes Names 9th Partner: Experienced Trial Attorney Jacob Felderman

SAN DIEGO, CA – Regional defense firm Tyson & Mendes promoted Jacob Felderman to Partner on June 3. Mr. Felderman is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with over 12 years’ experience. He joined Tyson & Mendes in 2011.

Mr. Felderman has in-depth experience in a number of practice areas including: accounting and attorney malpractice, business litigation, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, catastrophic injury, real property disputes and general civil litigation. He leads a multi-attorney litigation team handling an expansive array of cases and regularly defending high exposure lawsuits.

In addition to leading a multi-attorney litigation team in California, Mr. Felderman is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Colorado office. He is the fifth person to be named partner in the last twelve months, joining Mina Miserlis (San Diego), Jim Sell (San Francisco), Susan Oliver (San Diego) and Tom McGrath (Las Vegas). Tyson & Mendes employs 43 attorneys throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado.

About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Tyson & Mendes LLP is a growing insurance defense firm committed to providing superior client service and outstanding results. With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Riverside, as well as Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado, the firm handles matters throughout the southwestern United States. Tyson & Mendes’ experienced complex trial team is regularly “parachuted in” to handle high stakes, “bet the company” jury trials ranging from catastrophic injury to employment to professional malpractice defense. For more information, please visit www.tysonmendes.com.

Tyson & Mendes Felderman Press Release