Civil Litigation Firm Tyson & Mendes LLP Adds Two Attorneys to Denver Office: Firm Doubles Local Presence to Serve All of Colorado

DENVER (Oct. 29, 2018) – Tyson & Mendes, one of the country’s fastest growing civil defense firms, has doubled the size of its Denver office with the addition of attorneys Michael D. Drews and Derek Long. Drews and Long join Denver Managing Partner Jacob Felderman in handling all aspects of insurance defense litigation throughout the state of Colorado.

Serving as senior counsel, Michael Drews brings more than 15 years’ experience to Tyson & Mendes. He has successfully represented a variety of clients facing complex legal issues, including individuals and small business owners, hospitals and physicians, attorneys, directors and officers, large corporate entities, insurance companies, airlines, general contractors, construction managers, and interstate trucking and transportation companies. He most recently worked for Campbell Killin Brittan & Ray in Denver before joining Tyson & Mendes.

Senior Counsel Derek Long joins Tyson & Mendes with more than 11 years of experience, most recently serving as an attorney at Drumm Law, LLC in Denver. Long has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts throughout Colorado in matters relating to professional liability, construction, premises liability, commercial and personal lines, automobile, wrongful death, employment practices claims, defamation and advertising injury, and general commercial civil litigation.

“Since expanding our presence in Denver last year, we have experienced tremendous growth – both as a nationwide firm and in Denver,” said Tyson & Mendes Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “We are thrilled to have skilled, experienced attorneys like Michael and Derek join our ranks and help us achieve justice for our clients in the state of Colorado.”

Drews is admitted to practice law in Colorado, New York and Connecticut. He obtained his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 2002. Long is licensed in Colorado, and earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Utah in 2007.

With offices throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Florida, Tyson & Mendes is one of the country’s fastest growing legal defense firms, now with more than 130 attorneys and 200 total employees.

About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Headquartered in San Diego with offices throughout the country, Tyson & Mendes LLP is an AV-rated litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. The firm employs more than 130 attorneys defending corporations, insurance companies, and their clients in civil litigation matters throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Florida. The firm is most widely recognized for winning the landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats California Supreme Court case on the “billed vs. paid” medical damages issue, which forever changed the state’s litigation landscape by significantly impacting the damages a plaintiff may recover. Visit


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