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Tyson & Mendes takes the professional and personal growth of both our attorneys and clients seriously. We recognize the vital importance of mentoring and support opportunities in these industries to further women’s equal opportunity, recruitment, advancement, and development.

We formalized the Tyson & Mendes Women’s Initiative to promote growth and facilitate business development for both our attorneys and clients through networking and social information sharing opportunities.

We are honored to host unique events with engaging, meaningful programs addressing women’s issues in the insurance and legal industries.  These events provide a forum for our clients and attorneys to explore networking, mentoring, and business development opportunities.  Our Women’s Initiative events have forged lasting, meaningful relationships both inside and outside the firm.

About 50 percent of Tyson & Mendes’ 140-plus attorneys are women, greatly outpacing the 35 percent national average for women in the legal profession. In addition, about 80 percent of Tyson & Mendes’ support staff are female, resulting in about 64 percent of our overall employees being female.

Would you like us to create a Women’s Initiative event for your company?  Interested in speaking at our regional events?  Contact Client Relations at clientrelations@tysonmendes.com for more information!

Women's Initiative Articles:

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Women’s Initiative Article Attorney Spotlight: Lynn Allen

Author: Kelley Harman | June 4, 2021 9:00am
“The future is female.” We hear this phrase often these days. Women are attending law school at high rates and we finally have a female vice-president. At Tyson & Mendes, we have exceptional female partners, women in various leadership roles (attorney and non-attorney), and the number of female attorneys we have practicing law at our firm is higher than the national average. But what about those women who have been practicing law and litigating for more than 20 or 30 years? The women who came before us - what are their stories? Here at Tyson & Mendes, we have many women who fit this bill. Our spotlight is on one such woman—a “trailblazer,” as one of her partners recently called her. This woman is Lynn Allen, the Managing and Equity Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Arizona office.

Will Women’s Independence be a Silent Victim of the Pandemic?

Author: Marlene Otero | February 9, 2021 9:00am
The UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia stated, “Everything [women have] worked for, that has taken 25 years, could be lost in a year.”  The relentless nature of COVID-19 has put an alarming amount of people out of work, and the majority of the unemployed workforce are women.  Of the more than one million workers ages 20 and over who left the workforce as of September 2020, 85.6% were women.  Leading causes as to why women are leaving...

Tyson & Mendes Named No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report: Defense Firm Recognized for Highest Percentage of Female Equity Partners Among Mid-Sized Firms

November 16, 2020 12:48pm
SAN DIEGO (November 11, 2020) – Tyson & Mendes LLP has been named a No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report, which annually analyzes and ranks law firms with the highest percentages of female attorneys and equity partners in the nation. Tyson & Mendes was named No. 1 in the “101-250 attorneys” category for female equity partnership, as 50% of Tyson & Mendes’ equity partners are women.

The Unconscious Bias Against Women

Author: Po Waghalter | April 8, 2020 10:13am
We all know society generally favors men in government, politics, the legal field, trying to get a fair deal on car repairs, and generally anything else other than skipping the line at a nightclub on a Saturday night or becoming an Instagram celebrity. If you cannot accept this premise, please stop reading now.

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