Practice Areas

Professional Liability Litigation

The firm has experience representing all types of professionals throughout Southern California. We have defended accountants, attorneys, architects, doctors, engineers, real estate professionals and insurance professionals.

It is the firm’s goal to provide personal, quality representation to our professional clients in a cost efficient manner. We have developed the expertise, as well as a network of highly qualified experts, necessary to evaluate and defend these cases. By making our professional clients an integral part of our litigation strategy, we are able to apply our specialized knowledge and experience in the successful defense of professionals through trial.

TYSON & MENDES LLP has also taken a leading role in professional liability issues. The firm regularly lectures and is published on malpractice and loss prevention topics for all types of professionals. Mr. Tyson is a former member of the State Bar Committee on Professional Liability Insurance and chairman of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Financial Professionals Liaison Committee. The firm is also a member of numerous professional organizations and is actively committed to the education and defense of San Diego professionals.



Posts about Professional Liability Litigation

IT’S ALIVE! A Corporate Defendant’s Life After Dissolution

Date: June 5, 2015

In our legal system where corporate entities are deemed to be “persons,” it has become relevant and wise to ask: Is this corporation alive or dead? Your determination will greatly influence your litigation strategy and may be significantly affected by a filing of corporate bankruptcy or other dissolution of the corporation. While bankruptcy and dissolution […]

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Primary Assumption of Risk Arguments Still Kicking

Date: February 4, 2015

The primary assumption of the risk doctrine has been used to provide immunity from suits for certain sporting and recreational activities, based on the public policy consideration that such activities are to be encouraged, rather than discouraged. The immunity from suit typically applies so long as the defendant did not do anything to increase the “inherent risk” of the activity.

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When Negligence Can Be “Presumed” in California

Date: October 30, 2014

In California personal injury cases, there is a doctrine that can infer negligence even when evidence cannot be shown to prove negligence. Under these circumstances, the burden is shifted to the defendant to show evidence to the contrary.

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Strategic Considerations For Attorney Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Date: October 30, 2014

When an attorney makes a mistake, the layman client will often be unaware until long after the mistake occurred. When the discovery of the mistake is significantly delayed, can the client still pursue their attorney for recovery? This is just one of the important considerations when evaluating statute of limitations defenses.

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Malicious Prosecution: A Continuing Concern

Date: October 30, 2014

In Zamos v. Stroud (2004) 32 Cal.4th 958, the California Supreme Court ruled that an attorney who files a suit with probable cause to bring the suit may nevertheless be liable for malicious prosecution if he continues to prosecute the litigation after learning it is not supported by probable cause and the other elements of a cause of action for malicious prosecution are established.

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