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Robert Tyson

  Partner

A native of Staten Island, New York, Bob Tyson is a Founding Partner and strategic managing partner of the firm. Mr. Tyson is a trial lawyer. He specializes in arguing damages in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and high exposure jury trials. He is especially known for his groundbreaking work on Howell v. Hamilton Meats, a case he argued and won before the California Supreme Court. Howell has since been hailed as the most significant insurance decision to come down in over 40 years – altering the way California interprets the collateral source rule and impacting the damages a plaintiff may recover. Mr. Tyson successfully argued an injured plaintiff may only recover the much lower amount that is paid for medical expenses, not the full medical bills, as past medical damages. This difference between what is billed versus paid saves insurance companies and defendants over $10 billion dollars every year. The victory earned Mr. Tyson the California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award from the California Bar Magazine, among other awards.

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Patrick Mendes

  Partner

A San Diego native, Pat Mendes is a Founding Partner of Tyson & Mendes and works from the firm’s San Diego headquarters. Previously a partner with Gordon & Rees – where he served as director of the construction and insurance groups – he joined forces with Robert Tyson in 2002 to form Tyson & Mendes, which has since evolved into one of the region’s leading defense firms with offices throughout the nation.

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Lynn Allen

  Partner

Lynn Allen is the Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. Ms. Allen is an experienced trial lawyer who represents her clients in a wide variety of complex cases, including insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, defense of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, intellectual property, employment law, and appeals. Ms. Allen has extensive appellate experience in both the Arizona state and federal courts. She has been lead counsel in many successful jury trials, arbitrations, summary judgment motions, and appeals. She is a frequent lecturer on insurance bad faith and coverage issues in Arizona.

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Heather Bean

  Partner

Heather Bean is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Her practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, premises liability and products liability claims.  As a leader in the firm’s Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality practice group, Ms. Bean also advises clients on risk management and strategy issues. 

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Levi Bendele

  Partner

Levi Bendele is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Mr. Bendele has developed significant construction injury and defect, premises liability (from single-family homes to Fortune 500 retailers), HOA litigation, professional liability, directors and officers liability, coverage litigation, and insurance bad faith and IFCA experience since first handling auto claims as a claims representative for a major national automobile insurance company in the late 1990s. Since 2000, he has worked as an attorney and been a partner for private insurance defense firms.

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Kristi Blackwell

  Partner

Kristi Blackwell is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and leads the firm’s Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality practice group. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability, professional liability, personal injury, premises liability, coverage, and complex litigation. Ms. Blackwell has wide-ranging litigation experience representing a diverse group of individuals and businesses in California state and federal district courts.

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Patricia K. Conway

  Partner

Patricia Conway is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and leads a multi-attorney litigation team. Ms. Conway has practiced civil litigation in the Bay Area since 1996, advancing from associate to partner in 2001.  Ms. Conway has represented manufacturer and contractor defendants in construction, toxic tort, environmental, and premises liability actions.  She has served as “outside general counsel” to contractor clients assisting them with a variety of issues.  She currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a corporate client overseeing their nationwide asbestos litigation.

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Daniel Fallon

  Partner

Dan Fallon is a Partner in the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Fallon leads a group of litigators specializing in professional liability, personal injury, general commercial liability, and business litigation. Admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts, Mr. Fallon has significant experience developing and executing litigation strategies to the benefit of his individual and corporate clients.

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Jacob Felderman

  Partner

Jacob Felderman is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver offices. Mr. Felderman has in-depth experience in a number of practice areas, including: general negligence, professional liability, premises liability, product liability, personal injury, and commercial & general civil litigation in California and Colorado.

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Damian M. Fletcher

  Partner

Damian M. Fletcher is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Florida office. Mr. Fletcher has over 20 years’ experience proactively managing liability risks and investigating accidents resulting in catastrophic losses in state and federal courts across the country. He regularly defends tort claims involving industrial accidents, contaminated drugs, products liability, environmental contamination, medical malpractice, trucking and other vehicular accidents, negligent security and discrimination.

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Jessica Heppenstall

  Partner

Jessica Heppenstall is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses on general liability maters, including premises liability, automobile liability, and personal injury matters. Her representation of individuals and businesses includes high-exposure matters involving alleged catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

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Cayce E. Lynch

  Partner

Cayce E. Lynch is the firm’s Administrative Partner based in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. In this capacity, she wears multiple hats – directing Tyson & Mendes’ administrative, marketing, and business development activities, and has taken the firm through a period of unprecedented growth.

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Tom McGrath

  Partner

Thomas McGrath is the Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. He handles a wide variety of litigation cases and specializes in general liability, third-party bodily injury, first party uninsured/underinsured bad-faith and coverage litigation, and HOA litigation. Mr. McGrath is licensed to practice in all Nevada and California federal and state courts. He has devoted his practice to Nevada for the last 15 years.

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James Mendel

  Partner

James Mendel is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Mr. Mendel began his career handling personal injury claims for five years in New York before moving to Washington state, where he has been litigating cases for the last 17 years. He handles about 5-7 jury trials a year and balances a heavy arbitration calendar. James has developed significant expertise in litigating first-party (PIP, UIM) and third-party (liability) cases involving automobile personal injury, premises liability, homeowner liability, HOA litigation, construction injury, business liability, and general liability.

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Mina Miserlis

  Partner

Mina Miserlis is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office with over 20 years of litigation and trial experience. She leads the firm’s multi-attorney Complex Trial Team, focusing on complex personal injury matters.

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Susan Oliver

  Partner

Susan Oliver is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and leads a multi-attorney team. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, the defense of entity defendants where sexual torts are alleged, including sexual assault and child sexual abuse, and medical malpractice defense.

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Kevin L. Place

  Partner

Kevin Place is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he leads the Complex Trial Team. Mr. Place is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He handles a complex insurance defense practice and has taken in excess of 20 cases to jury trial. He has practiced exclusively as an insurance defense attorney, specializing in wrongful death, vehicle accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, toxic torts, habitability claims, unfair business practices, and products liability. Mr. Place’s first six years of practice were spent as a trial attorney with Nationwide Insurance Company’s Trial Division. He was also a managing attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company’s staff counsel and a Partner with Archer Norris for 11 years.

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James Sell

  Partner

Jim Sell is the Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and leads a multi-attorney litigation team. Mr. Sell has practiced law in the Bay Area since his admission to the California Bar in 1988. He is a trial attorney with a long history of success in all types of jury trials. Mr. Sell has extensive experience in construction, public works, products liability, catastrophic injury, personal injury, wrongful death, and professional liability litigation. He also serves as “general counsel” to a number of Bay Area contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in hundreds of construction matters and disputes.

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Richard Somes

  Partner

Richard Somes is the Managing Partner of the Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, personal injury, surety law, construction, medical malpractice, toxic and mass torts, and employment law.

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Robert Taitz

  Partner

Robert Taitz is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability and commercial litigation. Mr. Taitz has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in California state and federal district courts.

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Orlando Arellano

  Senior Counsel

Orlando Arellano is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, and works in the Employment Practices group. Mr. Arellano handles a broad range of employment law matters such as harassment/discrimination claims, wrongful termination claims, and wage and hour claims including claims under the California Private Attorney General’s Act. He is also extremely well versed in the complex nuances of class action litigation, and just recently, preemptively de-certified a class action before the plaintiff was able to obtain the list of putative class members, saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars and avoiding the disruptive class notice procedure. He has further drafted numerous arbitration agreements helping his clients avoid the court system, and preventing class action litigation before it starts.

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Doug Baier

  Senior Counsel

Doug Baier is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office. Mr. Baier’s practice focuses primarily on complex personal injury matters, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

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Louis R. Barella

  Senior Counsel

Louis R. Barella is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. He specializes in personal injury and general liability defense. Mr. Barella has successfully defended and resolved hundreds of matters for his clients.

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Robert Bernstein

  Senior Counsel

Robert Bernstein is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Mr. Bernstein is in his 30th year of practicing law in California.  During his career, he has defended clients in construction defect, real estate, premises liability, and personal injury/auto accident cases. He has also litigated land use and entitlement matters on behalf of residential and commercial developers.  Mr. Bernstein’s construction litigation clients include national developers and general contractors, manufacturers and material suppliers, design professionals including architects and engineers, and trade contractors of many specialties.

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Christopher L. Campbell

  Senior Counsel

Christopher L. Campbell is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses on personal injury defense, employment practices defense, and sports-related disputes from high school to Olympic levels.  

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Michelle Campbell

  Senior Counsel

Michelle A. Campbell is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the Complex Trial Team. Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Campbell gained significant experience in an insurance defense firm in Orange County, California.

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Randel Campbell

  Senior Counsel

Randel Campbell is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Before becoming an attorney in 2000, Mr. Campbell worked in construction for 17 years, and owned and operated his own contracting business for more than a decade. He is a California licensed contractor in the B–General Building, C20–Warm Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning, and C43–Sheet Metal classifications. Owing to his experience before becoming an attorney, his practice naturally emphasizes construction law. His experience includes: construction defect claims, complex multi-party cases, breach of contract, payment disputes, delay claims, general contractor and sub-contractor liability, design professional liability, materials and product defect claims, and toxic tort (mold) claims. He has also handled a variety of personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases, including workplace injury, fire claims, and motor vehicle accidents, and other accident claims.

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Monica Castillo

  Senior Counsel

Monica Castillo is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and works on multi-attorney team. Her practice focuses on personal injury and construction defect defense.

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Eric L. Cook

  Senior Counsel

Eric L. Cook is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. His practice focuses on complex litigation, product liability, and construction defect. He has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts throughout Arizona.

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Jenn N. Crittondon

  Senior Counsel

Jenn N. Crittondon is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice focuses on personal injury and general litigation, with an emphasis on multi-party litigation and catastrophic injuries. 

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James J. Cupero

  Senior Counsel

James J. Cupero is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. Bringing more than 35 years of litigation experience, his practice focuses on complex litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death.

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Ben Davis

  Senior Counsel

Ben Davis is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Complex Trial Team.  With a decade of experience, Mr. Davis has handled all aspects of litigation from inception through post-trial.  Mr. Davis focuses on defense of general liability matters including catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death cases.  He has defended the interests of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized businesses, public entities, and individuals.  He has been named a California Super Lawyers Rising Star annually since 2013.

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Michael D. Drews

  Senior Counsel

Michael D. Drews is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office.  Mr. Drews has a wealth of experience and enjoys the challenges of handling cases that draw from a number of diverse practice areas, including professional liability, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance law and bad-faith litigation, employment law, interstate trucking and transportation law, commercial law, and construction defects.

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Codie Dukes

  Senior Counsel

Codie Dukes is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes. A member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team, she has extensive litigation experience representing individuals and businesses in California state and federal district court cases involving catastrophic injury and damages claims.  Ms. Dukes achieved successful resolution in a variety of cases involving personal injury, fraud, property damage, and complex trust disputes. She has successfully obtained defense verdicts and moved for summary judgment in favor of defendants in both general and professional liability lawsuits. She routinely negotiates settlements for pennies on the dollar in cases involving 7 and 8-figure demands.

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Tara-Jane Flynn

  Senior Counsel

Tara-Jane Flynn is Senior Counsel in Tyson Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Her practice focuses on general liability with a specialization in automobile liability litigation.

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Amanda Fornwalt

  Senior Counsel

Amanda Fornwalt is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability litigation and personal injury defense in state and federal courts throughout California.

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Dana Furman

  Senior Counsel

Dana Furman is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office with a wide range of practice areas including legal malpractice, bad faith, wrongful death and general liability matters. Ms. Furman has been praised by the judiciary for her legal skill and trial ability and has secured multiple judgments in favor of her clients at trial, arbitration, through motion practice and on appeal.

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Nathan Furman

  Senior Counsel

Nathan Furman is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. His practice focuses on defending general liability and personal injury cases including auto liability, UIM/UM, premises liability, construction accidents, and construction defect claims.

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Molly Gilardi

  Senior Counsel

Molly Gilardi is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice focuses primarily on personal injury and general liability litigation.  Ms. Gilardi is an experienced litigator, having successfully defended individuals and businesses throughout the state of California.

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Susan Gruskin

  Senior Counsel

Susan Gruskin is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Her practice focuses primarily on general liability litigation and complex civil litigation. Ms. Gruskin represents individuals and businesses throughout California state and federal district courts.

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Candice N. Hamant

  Senior Counsel

Candice Nguyen Hamant is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice focuses primarily on general liability, construction litigation, and premises liability.  Ms. Hamant has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in California state and federal district courts. 

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Elisabeth Hansen

  Senior Counsel

Elisabeth Hansen is Senior counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her concentration of practice areas includes personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, and general civil litigation. 

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Timothy Irving

  Senior Counsel

Tim Irving is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Mr. Irving concentrates his practice on representing insurance carriers and corporate clients in high-stakes litigation. He has more than 25 years of courtroom experience representing clients in complex insurance coverage disputes, commercial litigation, and the defense of professional liability and general liability claims. Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Mr. Irving was a litigation partner at an AmLaw 100 firm.

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Brian Johnson

  Senior Counsel

Brian Johnson is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, complex construction, products liability, and general business matters.

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Catie R. Johnson

  Senior Counsel

Catie R. Johnson is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Her practice focuses on litigating state and federal general liability matters on behalf of individuals and private entities, including premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, products liability, habitability and subrogation actions, and excessive force and civil rights claims.

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Dane Joseph

  Senior Counsel

Dane Joseph is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on general liability matters, including automobile liability and personal injury matters. Mr. Joseph’s legal experience also includes complex civil litigation, including residential construction, and he has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, including real estate developers, general contractors, and property owners.

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David Kahn

  Senior Counsel

David Kahn is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office specializing in the defense of complex, multi-party general litigation and personal injury matters. Mr. Kahn has extensive litigation experience representing individuals, businesses and employers in California state and federal district courts.

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Mia Kelly

  Senior Counsel

Mia Kelly is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Ms. Kelly’s practice focuses on premises liability, automobile liability and personal injury matters.  As a former prosecutor, Ms. Kelly brings a wealth of trial and litigation experience to the Tyson & Mendes team.

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Kathryn Lee

  Senior Counsel

Kathryn Lee is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Ms. Lee is a nine-year attorney and leads a multi-attorney litigation team in the areas of general liability and employment practices liability. Ms. Lee specializes in insurance defense, employment defense, medical malpractice, catastrophic accidents, subrogation matters, personal injury, premise liability, business litigation, and contract law. 

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Carlos MacManus

  Senior Counsel

Carlos MacManus is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Mr. MacManus works primarily on general liability and personal injury litigation. His legal experience includes complex civil litigation in the areas of general liability, business and contract disputes, and more recently, medical malpractice defense.

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Mitchell B. Malachowski

  Senior Counsel

Mitchell B. Malachowski is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and engages in full-spectrum civil litigation defense. His trial-court and appellate practice specializes in complex litigation, including federal multidistrict litigation, class actions, mass torts, and products liability. Mr. Malachowski’s litigation style is notable for applying creative approaches to leverage favorable outcomes, particularly with respect to novel legal theories.

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Garry McCarthy

  Senior Counsel

Garry (Gerald) McCarthy is a Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He has almost 30 years of experience as both a business attorney and a litigator, and has extensive experience in all phases of litigation including investigation and discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals. Mr. McCarthy focuses on professional liability, directors & officers’ liability, catastrophic personal injury, and construction litigation. He has represented corporate boards of directors as both general counsel and litigation counsel, and has defended developers, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, design professionals, C.P.A.s and attorneys in cases involving alleged negligence, malpractice, design and construction defects. Mr. McCarthy has successfully tried numerous lengthy cases to jury verdict.

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Issa Mikel

  Senior Counsel

Issa Mikel is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office who primarily practices general liability and commercial litigation.  Mr. Mikel has extensive litigation experience, including representing businesses and individuals in state and federal courts in California and New York.

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Margaret J. Phe

  Senior Counsel

Margaret J. Phe is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the Complex Trial Team.  Her practice focuses on general civil litigation defense.  Ms. Phe possesses over 18 years of litigation experience before administrative, state, and federal courts throughout California.  Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Phe worked for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, where she prosecuted disciplinary actions against licensed health care professionals and defended State agencies, their employees, officials, and executives in civil due process, harassment, and discrimination lawsuits.

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Steve Plas

  Senior Counsel

Steve Plas is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  His practice experience includes a wide spectrum of general liability, serious personal injury, and construction related litigation from inception through trial.

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Alla Policastro

  Senior Counsel

Alla Policastro is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Ms. Policastro’s practice focuses on defense of general liability and personal injury matters on behalf of individuals and businesses.  Ms. Policastro’s decade of litigation experience has revolved around high exposure and catastrophic personal injury cases in the insurance and hospitality industries.  Ms. Policastro also has significant experience defending leading insurance carriers against first-party claims.  

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Leslie Price

  Senior Counsel

Leslie Price is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on general liability matters including catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, and the defense of libel and slander claims. Mr. Price is admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts and has over 30 years’ experience in all phases of litigation including investigation and discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals. Over his career, he has successfully defended homeowners (easement disputes; dog bites; slip & fall; assault & battery), homeowner associations, supermarkets, contractors, manufacturers, pharmacies, landlords, bars & taverns, cosmetic makers, and motorists in a wide variety of motor vehicle collision cases.

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David Ramirez

  Senior Counsel

David Ramirez is an AV rated Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability, commercial and residential construction, and insurance litigation. Mr. Ramirez’s extensive litigation experience includes representing individuals and businesses across all California state and federal district courts.

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Reece Roman

  Senior Counsel

Reece Román is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and is a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team. His practice focuses primarily on catastrophic personal injury matters, with particular emphasis on cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cords injuries, and major orthopedic injuries. Mr. Román represents individuals, public entities, and businesses in California state and federal district courts.

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David Roper

  Senior Counsel

David B. Roper is Senior Counsel in the firm’s San Diego office.  Mr. Roper’s defense practice focuses on personal injury, products liability, construction defect, and commercial matters.  He has extensive litigation experience representing manufacturers, retailers, real estate developers, general contractors, and property owners at the state and federal levels in both California and Nevada.

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Midori Sagara

  Senior Counsel

Midori Sagara is a Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office.  Her practice focuses on personal injury defense.

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Kimberly Sayre

  Senior Counsel

Kimberly Sayre is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. She has been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation for 25 years.

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Bryan D. Scholnick

  Senior Counsel

Bryan D. Scholnick is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Mr. Scholnick’s legal career focuses on defending general liability cases with a focus on professional liability and automotive claims. He is an experienced litigator in a variety of cases involving automotive and trucking personal injury claims, automotive rental liability issues, engineering error and omissions claims, medical malpractice, products liability, workplace injuries, wrongful death, construction defect, and breach of contract. Mr. Scholnick has defended and represented architects, engineers, and physicians and hospitals in suits alleging professional negligence.

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Greta Schultz

  Senior Counsel

Greta Schultz is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her areas of practice include general liability, intellectual property, and business litigation, which she has practiced in both California state and federal district courts. 

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Pegah Shetabi

  Senior Counsel

Pegah Shetabi is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Her practice focuses on personal injury and general liability litigation.  Ms. Shetabi joins Tyson & Mendes as an experienced litigator who has successfully represented individuals and business entities (including Fortune 500 companies) involved in personal injury, premises liability and products liability litigation.  She has managed cases from inception up to trial, drafted and argued numerous discovery and dispositive motions, and taken hundreds of depositions of plaintiffs and key witnesses on behalf of her clients.

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Regina Silva

  Senior Counsel

Regina Silva is Director of Employment Practices in the firm’s San Diego and Los Angeles offices. Ms. Silva defends employment litigation matters such as sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, wage/hour claims including DLSE claims, class actions and PAGA representative actions. She has appeared before various state and federal agencies and courts, and has defended matters in arbitration. Ms. Silva provides Clients with employment advice, litigation prevention, mandatory sexual harassment training, and assistance with policies and handbooks. Ms. Silva represents employers in traditional law labor matters such as collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, and unfair labor practices. Ms. Silva represents employers of all sizes, in industries such as manufacturing, retail, private schools and universities, medical, government, hospitality, non-profits, and construction.

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Wendy Skillman

  Senior Counsel

Wendy Skillman is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability litigation, with experience in both criminal and civil prosecution work.

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Linda Sinclair

  Senior Counsel

Linda Sinclair is an AV rated Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses primarily on general and complex business litigation, real estate, and professional liability matters.

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Andrew Smith

  Senior Counsel

Andrew Smith is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  Mr. Smith leads a multi attorney litigation practice focused on labor and employment litigation, to which he also brings substantial experience in the defense of public and private entities in matters involving general liability, personal injury, trade secrets litigation, premises liability, and contractual disputes.

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Emily Straub

  Senior Counsel

Emily Straub is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses on defending personal injury, general liability, and professional liability claims. Ms. Straub’s practice is also geared towards representing businesses of all sizes, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, in business disputes and employment litigation.

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Michelle Verkh-Kent

  Senior Counsel

Michelle Verkh-Kent is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Her practice focuses on professional liability matters.

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Po Waghalter

  Senior Counsel

Po Waghalter is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, and personal injury defense.  Ms. Waghalter specializes in developing legal strategies aimed at early dismissals and summary adjudication of high-exposure lawsuits.

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Paul Whitfield

  Senior Counsel

Paul Whitfield is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on general liability, including personal injury, premises liability, and products liability claims. He also has extensive experience in professional liability, unfair business practices claims, and insurance coverage.

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Cheryl Wilson

  Senior Counsel

Cheryl Wilson is a Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  She is a trial attorney primarily focused on civil defense of claims asserting negligence, product liability, professional liability, and business torts. She has been practicing in Nevada since 2002.

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Brian Woolfall

  Senior Counsel

Brian Woolfall is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  His practice focuses on litigating complex construction defect and property damage claims on behalf of developers, general contractors, and subcontractors along with our construction defect litigation team.  Mr. Woolfall also has also litigated cases involving personal injury, products liability, unfair business practices, and antitrust violations over nearly 25 years of experience.

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Marsha Yasuda

  Senior Counsel

Marsha M. Yasuda is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice is focused on general liability cases. Ms. Yasuda has extensive litigation experience, including representing clients in California state and federal district courts.

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William Koska

  Special Counsel

Bill Koska is Special Counsel to the Firm in the Environmental Department. He has over 35 years’ legal experience, the last 20 of which has been devoted to environmental issues. Mr. Koska has handled a broad range of environmental matters in various courts and administrative boards, including the EPA. The litigation has included CERCLA, CEQA, Clean Air Act, Proposition 65, asbestos related cases, federal and state safe drinking water laws, and air quality issues for a variety of clients, both large and small, and construction contract issues.

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Benjamin Angulo

  Associate

Benjamin Angulo is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice includes commercial litigation and general liability matters.

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Ashley Baldassi

  Associate

Ashley Baldassi is an Associate in the Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability matters, including automobile liability and personal injury.

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John Barton

  Associate

John Barton is an Associate in Tyson and Mendes’ Seattle office.  His practice area focuses primarily on general liability and personal injury cases.

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Nathan Berkeley

  Associate

Nathan Berkeley is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses primarily on business litigation, personal injury, and professional liability. Mr. Berkeley has represented organizational and individual clients throughout California for more than eight years.

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Emily Berman

  Associate

Emily Berman is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice primarily focuses on general liability and commercial and insurance litigation, including personal injury defense. Ms. Berman has experience representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in litigation across California state courts.

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Sitar Bhatt

  Associate

Sitar Bhatt is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and bad faith litigation. Mr. Bhatt has successfully represented individuals and businesses in Arizona state and federal district courts as well as arbitrations.

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Mark Bolin

  Associate

Mark Bolin is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability matters, including personal injury and automobile liability.

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Matt Burgess

  Associate

Matt Burgess is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and a member of a multi-attorney litigation team. His practice focuses primarily on defending medical malpractice claims. Mr. Burgess has litigation experience representing individuals in California state and federal district courts.

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Margaret C. Castaneda

  Associate

Margaret C. Castaneda is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability matters. She maintains a goal-oriented approach to protect her clients’ interests through every stage of litigation.

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Amy Chambers

  Associate

Amy Chambers is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team.  Ms. Chambers has extensive experience representing employers and insurers in California state and federal district courts.

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Bradley Damm

  Associate

Bradley Damm is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Colorado office.  Mr. Damm’s practice focuses on personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, professional malpractice defense litigation, and commercial litigation. 

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Terra Davenport

  Associate

Terra Davenport is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. She specializes in general liability defense and personal injury. Ms. Davenport has experience representing insurance and public entity defendants in a variety of different legal matters, including class action tax litigation, tort litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, construction and premises liability, quiet title and boundary disputes, and civil rights and police liability.

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Rachel Donnelly

  Associate

Rachel Donnelly is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Ms. Donnelly has extensive trial and litigation experience. She began her career immediately upon admission to the State Bar of California as a law clerk with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Since then, she has represented clients in civil cases ranging from personal injury to labor and employment matters. Ms. Donnelly’s practice now focuses on personal injury and insurance litigation.

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Aydin Emami

  Associate

Aydin Emami is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability defense and personal injury. Mr. Emami has experience litigating premises liability, boundary disputes, general liability, and directors and officers liability. He has experience representing corporations and individuals across California.

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Jeremy Freedman

  Associate

Jeremy Freedman is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability. Mr. Freedman has experience litigating personal injury, employment and commercial claims representing individuals, retired naval officers, businesses and banking institutions in California state and federal courts.

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Jennifer V. Gateb

  Associate

Jennifer V. Gateb is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on insurance defense. Ms. Gateb has extensive civil litigation experience defending individuals, corporations, medical professionals, and insurance companies in personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, premises liability, and other general liability matters.

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Salayha K. Ghoury

  Associate

Salayha K. Ghoury is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice focuses on general liability, construction litigation, premises liability, and personal injury matters. 

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Katie Greenbaum

  Associate

Katie Greenbaum is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses primarily on defending personal injury, products liability, general liability, and professional malpractice claims. Ms. Greenbaum has litigation experience representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies.

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Haldon Greenburg

  Associate

Haldon Greenburg is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Fort Lauderdale office.  His practice focuses primarily on personal injury and general liability litigation.  Mr. Greenburg has extensive litigation and trial experience.

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Rachel Holzer

  Associate

Rachel Holzer is an Associate in Tyson Mendes’ Las Vegas office. Her practice areas include insurance bad faith defense and coverage litigation, general liability, and construction defect. Ms. Holzer has extensive experience practicing in Nevada’s state and federal courts, including the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

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Colin Jennings

  Associate

Colin Jennings is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Mr. Jennings is a member of a multi-attorney team handling primarily general liability and personal injury litigation.  He has experience in representing corporations and individuals across California.

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Michaela Jester

  Associate

Michaela Jester is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice primarily focuses on civil litigation, including intellectual property and personal injury defense. In addition to managing a full caseload, Ms. Jester is actively pursuing the enhancement of her intellectual property skillset by preparing for an upcoming Patent Exam in order to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) as a patent practitioner.

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Ashley Kaye

  Associate

Ashley Kaye is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and a member of a multi-attorney litigation team.  Her practice focuses primarily on defending personal injury, products liability, general liability, and professional malpractice claims.  Ms. Kaye has litigation experience representing individuals in California state and federal district courts.

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Grace Kim

  Associate

Grace Kim is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses primarily on labor and employment litigation on both a single plaintiff and class action level. Ms. Kim represents public and private clients in a wide range of employment cases, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, and reasonable accommodation matters.

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Michael Kutzner

  Associate

Michael Kutzner is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. His practice includes general liability and personal injury litigation.  

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Allison Lawrence

  Associate

Allison Lawrence is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Her practice focuses primarily on general litigation, premises liability and personal injury matters. Ms. Lawrence has extensive litigation experience defending clients in both civil and criminal California state courts.

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Jeffrey Leight

  Associate

Jeffrey Leight is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Mr. Leight has a broad range of experience in multi-party complex litigation, including products liability, business litigation, premises liability, employment, and general liability matters. He is experienced in all stages of litigation, including early litigation strategy, discovery, dispositive law and motion, and trial preparation.  He has represented a wide range of entities in his practice including corporations, insurance companies, homeowners’ associations, and manufacturing companies.

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James Lumsden

  Associate

James Lumsden is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is part of the general liability team. He enjoys a diverse practice in personal injury defense, including six years of specialization in habitability claims.

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Christopher Lund

  Associate

Christopher Lund is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. His areas of practice include employment law, personal injury, general liability, commercial litigation, and representing homeowner’s associations. Mr. Lund has litigation experience representing individuals and businesses in both Nevada and Utah state and federal district courts, as well as the Utah Court of Appeals.

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Christine Luong-Pham

  Associate

Christine Luong-Pham is an Associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She has experience in litigation, including catastrophic personal injury defense, product liability, toxic tort, and civil qui tam. She has extensive experience handling all aspects of litigation claims, from initial case evaluation, discovery, law and motion, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation.

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Kyle R. Maland

  Associate

Kyle R. Maland is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego Office.  His practice focuses primarily on the defense of employment litigation matters throughout California.  Mr. Maland has experience representing individuals, private businesses, and public entities in state and federal district courts, as well as administrative proceedings.  Mr. Maland defends employment litigation matters such as sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage/hour claims, class actions and PAGA representative actions. Mr. Maland also provides clients with employment advice, litigation prevention, and assistance with policies and handbooks.

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Rachel Marshall

  Associate

Rachel Marshall is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office.  Her practice focuses primarily on general liability and personal injury litigation.

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Michael McDonald

  Associate

Michael McDonald is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on general liability, insurance litigation, and tort defense. Mr. McDonald has experience representing individuals and fiduciaries in the defense and prosecution of litigated matters throughout Southern California.

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Kristin Mathis

  Associate

Kristin Mathis is an Associate in the Los Angeles office of Tyson & Mendes. Her practice focuses on general liability litigation. She specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases involving premises liability, hotel and restaurant related claims, government entity liability, school district liability, personal injury defense, and all matters related to transportation. 

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Emily Meeson

  Associate

Emily Meeson is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses on employment practices litigation defense including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.

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Christian Miles

  Associate

Christian Miles is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. He has extensive litigation experience representing a wide array of individuals and businesses in Nevada state and federal courts.  He practices primarily in personal injury litigation, including wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, and medical malpractice. He also has experience in HOA litigation, mortgage banking defense, probate litigation, and estate planning.

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Kristine Minnick

  Associate

Kristine Minnick is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where she defends clients in a wide range of civil liability matters.

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Scott Nenni

  Associate

Scott Nenni is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice primarily focuses on labor and employment litigation.

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Maria D. Rivera

  Associate

Maria D. Rivera is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability matters, including personal injury and automobile liability.

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Chandra Roam

  Associate

Chandra Roam is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice primarily focuses on civil litigation, including commercial and residential construction, general liability, and personal injury.

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Anthony Ross

  Associate

Anthony Ross is an Associate on the Complex Trial Team in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Mr. Ross is a trial attorney with experience in general liability, commercial litigation, personal injury, consumer protection, and business litigation.

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Kelly Ryan

  Associate

Kelly Ryan is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability and insurance defense.

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Margaret Schmidt

  Associate

Margaret Schmidt is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Her practice includes general liability, personal injury, and quiet title disputes.  Ms. Schmidt has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in Nevada state and federal district courts, defending cases at the appellate level and resolving cases through arbitration and mediation.

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Christopher Schon

  Associate

Christopher Schon is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He specializes in high exposure catastrophic personal injury and general liability defense. Mr. Schon also assists privately held businesses in state regulatory and compliance matters.

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Alice Segal

  Associate

Alice Segal is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’s San Diego office.  She is a member of a multi-attorney litigation team defending entity defendants in lawsuits involving sexual torts.  Ms. Segal has worked in civil litigation defense for over five years.

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Lauren Sharkey

  Associate

Lauren Sharkey is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office.  Her practice focuses on personal injury defense and employment practices litigation defense. 

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Amir M. Shoar

  Associate

Amir M. Shoar is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice primarily focuses on civil litigation, including products liability and personal injury defense.

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Jason Shon

  Associate

Jason Shon is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Mr. Shon’s practice focuses on defending individuals and businesses in general liability matters, contractual disputes, labor and employment claims, and consumer protection actions.  Mr. Shon has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts throughout California.

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Grace Song

  Associate

Grace Song is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and products liability.

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Jillian Stanley

  Associate

Jillian Stanley is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice primarily focuses on general liability and personal injury matters.

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Margarite Sullivan

  Associate

Margarite Sullivan is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego Office.  Her practice is primary focused on personal injury, general commercial liability, professional liability, and business litigation.  Ms. Sullivan is an accomplished litigator with experience representing individuals, public entities, and insurance institutions across California. 

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Matthew G. Tang

  Associate

Matthew G. Tang is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, complex commercial litigation, and other general liability matters. 

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Brittany Torrence

  Associate

Brittany Torrence is an Associate in Tyson and Mendes’ Seattle office. Her practice focuses primarily on automobile liability, personal injury litigation, and employment practices litigation.

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Christopher Tuttle

  Associate

Christopher Tuttle is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  His practice focuses on personal injury, construction defect defense, and general liability.

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Morgan Van Buren

  Associate

Morgan Van Buren is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team. His practice focuses primarily on general liability and high exposure litigation. Mr. Van Buren has significant litigation experience, including handling of matters involving diverse damages claims and potential excess exposure.

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Danielle Vukovich

  Associate

Danielle Vukovich is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses primarily on defending personal injury, general liability, and professional malpractice claims.

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Raymond K. Wilson Jr.

  Associate

Raymond “Ken” Wilson Jr. is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  His practice focuses on professional malpractice defense, general liability defense, corporate/contract, and appellate law.  Mr. Wilson has extensive litigation experience representing physicians, attorneys, general contractors, developers, businesses, and individuals in California and Nebraska state and federal district courts. 

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Patrick Wooding

  Associate

Patrick Wooding is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice primarily focuses on civil litigation, including personal injury, general commercial liability, professional liability, and business litigation.

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Kevin Yee

  Associate

Kevin Yee is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He specializes in general liability and personal injury defense. Mr. Yee has represented client in litigation matters throughout Southern California for more than seven years.

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Natasha K. Zaslove

  Associate

Natasha K. Zaslove is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability, personal injury, complex construction, medical malpractice, and general business matters.

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