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Robert Tyson

Robert Tyson

  Partner

A native of Staten Island, New York, Bob Tyson is the Strategic Managing Partner of the firm. Mr. Tyson is a trial lawyer and author of the #1 best-selling, first book written for the defense to limit exposure at trial, Nuclear Verdicts: Defending Justice for All.  In this groundbreaking book, Mr. Tyson sets forth the specific methods to beat plaintiff lawyers and achieve justice.  It is the culmination of an over 30-year legal career, during which he has successfully resolved a variety of cases involving complex products liability, commercial and general civil litigation, professional malpractice, environmental, and employment law – representing individuals, corporations, public entities, professionals, and many other different types of businesses.

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Patrick Mendes

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

Lynn Allen

  Partner

Lynn Allen is the Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale 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…

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Emily Berman

Emily Berman

  Partner

Emily Berman is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Los Angeles offices. Her practice primarily focuses on general liability and commercial and insurance litigation, including personal injury defense…

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Sitar Bhatt

Sitar Bhatt

  Partner

Sitar Bhatt is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability, personal injury, premises liability, professional liability, employment, and bad faith litigation…

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Kristi Blackwell

Kristi Blackwell

  Partner

Kristi Blackwell is the Managing Partner of 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, products liability, 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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Morgan Van Buren

Morgan Van Buren

  Partner

Morgan Van Buren is a Partner 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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Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell

  Partner

Michelle A. Campbell is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles and Orange County offices, where she is a member of the Complex Trial Team. Her practice includes general liability, directors and officers liability, and errors and omissions…

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Kirsten K. Cinquemani

Kirsten K. Cinquemani

  Partner

Kirsten K. Cinquemani is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County and Los Angeles offices.  Her practice is focused on the defense of complex civil litigation actions involving matters which include high exposure catastrophic injury…

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Kathryn Lee Colgan

Kathryn Lee Colgan

  Partner

Kathryn Lee Colgan is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Orange County offices. Ms. Colgan is an experienced ten plus year attorney and leads two multi-attorney litigation teams in the areas of general liability…

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Michael D. Drews

Michael D. Drews

  Partner

Michael D. Drews is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver and Connecticut offices. He has a wealth of experience and enjoys the challenge of handling cases that draw from diverse practice areas, including professional liability…

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Codie Dukes

Codie Dukes

  Partner

Codie Dukes is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. 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…

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Daniel Fallon

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…

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Randy Faust

Randy Faust

  Partner

Randy Faust is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ New York and New Jersey offices. With over 25 years of insurance defense litigation experience, he is well positioned to respond to all of the firms’ clients’ needs…

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Jacob Felderman

Jacob Felderman

  Partner

Jacob Felderman is Head of Legal Operations and Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office. Mr. Felderman has in-depth experience handling cases in California and Colorado in many practice areas including general negligence…

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Bertha Baranko Fitzer

Bertha Baranko Fitzer

  Partner

Bertha Baranko Fitzer is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice defense involving catastrophic injuries and complex appeals.

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Damian M. Fletcher

Damian M. Fletcher

  Partner

Damian M. Fletcher is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Ft. Lauderdale office. Mr. Fletcher is an accomplished trial lawyer and has over 20 years of experience proactively managing liability risks and investigating accidents…

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David Frankenberger

David Frankenberger

  Partner

David Frankenberger is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office.  His practice area includes complex litigation, trucking, premises liability, construction defect liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability…

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David M. Frishman

David M. Frishman

  Partner

David M. Frishman is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a leader of the Los Angeles Complex Trial Team. His practice includes all facets of the defense of cases involving personal injury…

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Kevin J. Gray

Kevin J. Gray

  Partner

Kevin Gray is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and leads a multi-attorney team.  His practice focuses on personal injury defense, defense of trucking companies, defense of governmental entities, premises defense, and Special Investigation Unit work.

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Haldon Greenburg

Haldon Greenburg

  Partner

Haldon Greenburg is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Fort Lauderdale office, where he represents individuals, businesses and insurance carriers related to a variety of different legal matters including claims of personal injury, construction defects, premises liability, wrongful death, first party property claims, and contract related matters.

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Candice N. Hamant

Candice N. Hamant

  Partner

Candice Nguyen Hamant is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice focuses primarily on general liability, construction litigation, and premises liability…

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Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison

  Partner

Harry Harrison is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on personal injury, employment, and the defense of entity and organization defendants involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Griffith Hayes

Griffith Hayes

  Partner

Griffith Hayes is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. His practice includes general liability, products liability, professional liability, and premises liability as well as construction…

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Amy Headrick

Amy Headrick

  Partner

Amy Headrick is the Managing Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ New Mexico office. Her practice focuses on insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, complex civil litigation, medical liability, products liability, and general insurance defense…

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Margaret M. Holm

Margaret M. Holm

  Partner

Margaret M. Holm is a Partner in the Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles offices and Chair of the Healthcare practice.  Ms. Holm is one of the country’s leading trial and appellate litigators for large health care entities…

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William Johnson

William Johnson

  Partner

William Johnson is the Managing Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Nashville office and is a Partner in the San Diego and Los Angeles offices. His practice focuses on defending against claims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual torts…

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Allison Lawrence

Allison Lawrence

  Partner

Allison Lawrence is a Partner 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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Michael Lehman

Michael Lehman

  Partner

Michael Lehman is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office. He brings over 30 years of experience to the firm.  His practice focuses on products liability, employment law, and professional negligence…

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Edward R. Leonard

Edward R. Leonard

  Partner

Edward Leonard is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office with 42 years of litigation and trial experience. His practice focuses on general liability matters with a long-term emphasis on transportation cases involving the trucking industry and logistics.

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Cayce E. Lynch

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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Sue Mason

Sue Mason

  Partner

Sue Mason is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses on personal injury, product liability, employment, and the defense of nonprofit organizations…

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Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath

  Partner

Thomas McGrath is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. He handles a wide variety of litigation cases and specializes in general liability, third-party bodily injury…

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Kevin P. McNamara

Kevin P. McNamara

  Partner

Kevin P. McNamara is a Partner at Tyson Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial vehicle litigation, premises liability litigation, and general liability litigation…

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Emily Meeson

Emily Meeson

  Partner

Emily Meeson is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Orange County offices. Her practice focuses on employment practices litigation defense including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation…

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Kristina Milone

Kristina Milone

  Partner

Kristina Milone is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office. Ms. Milone has extensive experience leading all phases of insurance defense, civil, and government litigation…

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Mina Miserlis

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

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…

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Priscilla L. O’Briant

Priscilla L. O’Briant

  Partner

Priscilla O’Briant is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Ms. O’Briant’s practice focuses on insurance law and bad faith litigation.  This includes defending insurers in claims arising from motor vehicle accidents and property losses…

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Steven O’Brien

Steven O’Brien

  Partner

Steven M. O’Brien is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Boston office.  His practice focuses on premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, construction litigation, catastrophic injury litigation, commercial and general litigation, automobile liability, and professional liability.  Mr. O’Brien has 36 years of litigation and trial experience and has represented various types of clients.

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Kara Pape

Kara Pape

  Partner

Kara Pape is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office and is a leader of the Complex Trial Team.  Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense; general liability defense; commercial vehicle litigation; and the defense of public entities where sexual torts are alleged, including child sexual assault and harassment.

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Charles Reynolds

Charles Reynolds

  Partner

Charles Reynolds is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Tampa office.  His practice includes casualty and liability, with a focus on premises liability, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, professional liability, and construction…

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Steven Rich

Steven Rich

  Partner

Steven Rich is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Mr. Rich is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with experience in complex and multi-party civil litigation. He passionately defends large companies and individuals…

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Scott Ruksakiati

Scott Ruksakiati

  Partner

Scott Ruksakiati is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago office.  For more than 25 years, he has defended clients in diverse and challenging litigation involving catastrophic injury and death, professional liability…

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Brett Runyon

Brett Runyon

  Partner

Brett Runyon is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office. He brings more than 34 years of experience to the firm, spanning five decades. His practice includes many types of civil litigation throughout federal and state courts…

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Bryan D. Scholnick

Bryan D. Scholnick

  Partner

Bryan D. Scholnick is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Mr. Scholnick’s legal practice focuses on defending general liability cases with a focus on professional liability and automotive claims…

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Christopher Schon

Christopher Schon

  Partner

Christopher Schon is a Partner 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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Carol Ann Seita

Carol Ann Seita

  Partner

Carol Ann Seita is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office. Her practice focuses on automobile and autonomous vehicle liability, premises liability, products liability, and personal injury…

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James Sell

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…

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Mark Shanberg

Mark Shanberg

  Partner

Mark Shanberg is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago o­ffice. Mr. Shanberg is a seasoned litigation attorney with over 27 years of practical experience.  He has successfully defended his clients in a variety of concentrations including medical liability…

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Richard Somes

Richard Somes

  Partner

Richard Somes is the Managing Partner of the Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, products liability, personal injury, surety law, construction…

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Jennifer Merringer Veal

Jennifer Merringer Veal

  Partner

Jennifer Merringer Veal is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, professional licensure issues, appellate practice in state and federal court, and general liability defense.

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Terra Affourtit

Terra Affourtit

  Senior Counsel

Terra Affourtit is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. She specializes in high exposure catastrophic personal injury and general liability defense.  Ms. Affourtit has experience representing insurance and public entity defendants in a variety of legal matters, including class action tax litigation, tort litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, construction and premises liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, quiet title and boundary disputes, and civil rights and police liability.

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Orlando Arellano

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…

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Elham Azimy

Elham Azimy

  Senior Counsel

Elham Azimy is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. She has previously handled a wide variety of cases involving complex personal injury, medical malpractice, contract disputes, and employment law matters…

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Louis R. Barella

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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Robin Sammer Behn

Robin Sammer Behn

  Senior Counsel

Robin Sammer Behn is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ New Jersey office. She brings her extensive insurance defense experience to the firm. She also has experience with construction, employment, premises liability, products liability, and worker’s compensation claims…

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Nathan Berkeley

Nathan Berkeley

  Senior Counsel

Nathan Berkeley is Senior Counsel 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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Robert Bernstein

Robert Bernstein

  Senior Counsel

Robert Bernstein is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Mr. Bernstein is in his 32th 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. 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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Shivani Bommakanty

Shivani Bommakanty

  Senior Counsel

Shivani Bommakanty is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, construction defect, intellectual property prosecution, insurance defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, and government entity liability.

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David Bregman

David Bregman

  Senior Counsel

David Bregman is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He has spent the better part of his legal career analyzing and resolving complex business and commercial and construction related disputes and achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Bregman successfully represents clients in a wide range of complex business transactional and litigation matters including contractual disputes, contract review and negotiation, corporate formation, real estate, complex construction litigation, delay claims, mechanics lien actions, and risk management.

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Lauren Calvert

Lauren Calvert

  Senior Counsel

Lauren Calvert is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Her practice focuses on general litigation civil litigation, insurance defense, premises and products liability, employment and labor law, and appellate practice…

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Randel Campbell

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…

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Christopher L. Campbell

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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Lisa Castellanet

Lisa Castellanet

  Senior Counsel

Lisa Castellanet is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County Office with over 15 years of experience.  Her practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, construction, and tort defense…

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Sergio G. Chaidez

Sergio G. Chaidez

  Senior Counsel

Sergio G. Chaidez is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  He focuses his practice on litigation involving employment practices, general liability, and personal injury.

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Maria Chaves

Maria Chaves

  Senior Counsel

Maria Chaves is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Her practice focuses on personal injury and property damage matters, commercial carrier defense, product liability defense, and defense of corporate…

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JiEun Choi

JiEun Choi

  Senior Counsel

JiEun Choi is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office and part of a multi-attorney team.  Her practice focuses on the defense of entity defendants where sexual torts are alleged, including sexual assault and child sexual abuse.

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Russell D. Christian

Russell D. Christian

  Senior Counsel

Russell D. Christian is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. His practice focuses on personal injury and general liability defense litigation. He is licensed to practice in all Nevada state and federal courts.

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Tiffany Chukiat

Tiffany Chukiat

  Senior Counsel

Tiffany Chukiat is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on business and civil litigation. Ms. Chukiat has extensive experience representing clients in the Superior and Federal Courts…

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Jodi Cohen

Jodi Cohen

  Senior Counsel

Jodi Cohen is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Fort Lauderdale office and works in the construction defects practice group. Ms. Cohen focuses her practice on all aspects of construction law…

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Katy Cummings

Katy Cummings

  Senior Counsel

Katy Cummings is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability, including personal injury, premises liability, and products liability claims. She also has extensive experience in professional liability and insurance coverage.

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Lesley B. Davis

Lesley B. Davis

  Senior Counsel

Lesley Davis is a Senior Attorney at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  Her practice focuses on general liability, premises and automobile liability.

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Heather deBettencourt

Heather deBettencourt

  Senior Counsel

Heather deBettencourt is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago office.  Ms. deBettencourt concentrates her practice in the areas of casualty litigation, including premises liability, construction liability, and personal injury defense.

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Danielle DeGeorgio

Danielle DeGeorgio

  Senior Counsel

Danielle DeGeorgio is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ New York and New Jersey offices.  Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death defense…

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Richard P. Dieffenbach

Richard P. Dieffenbach

  Senior Counsel

Richard P. Dieffenbach is Senior Counsel and a Team Leader at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on defending insureds in personal injury and property damage matters, Homeowners Association litigation, product liability defense, and employment rights defense.

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Erick Dimalanta

Erick Dimalanta

  Senior Counsel

Erick Dimalanta is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses on construction defect, business litigation, premises liability, property damage, subrogation and real estate professional liability.

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Rachel Donnelly

Rachel Donnelly

  Senior Counsel

Rachel Donnelly is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and is a member of the Complex Trial Team. 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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Tracy Duany

Tracy Duany

  Senior Counsel

Tracy Duany is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office.  Her practice focuses on general liability defense with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury defense, medical malpractice defense…

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Derek Earley

Derek Earley

  Senior Counsel

Derek Earley is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on defense of personal injury, general commercial liability, professional liability, and business litigation matters.

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Julee Fritsch Earley

Julee Fritsch Earley

  Senior Counsel

Julee Fritsch Earley is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses primarily on catastrophic personal injury.

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Bryan Ferrara

Bryan Ferrara

  Senior Counsel

Bryan Ferrara is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office.  His practice focuses on insurance defense, construction litigation, commercial motor vehicle litigation, casualty litigation, general civil litigation…

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Angela Fidger

Angela Fidger

  Senior Counsel

Angela Fidger is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on general liability/insurance defense and construction litigation…

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Dana Furman

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

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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Chase Goodman

Chase Goodman

  Senior Counsel

Chase Goodman is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Mr. Goodman primary practice focuses on catastrophic accidents, personal injury, premise liability, and business litigation.

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Azadeh Gowharrizi

Azadeh Gowharrizi

  Senior Counsel

Azadeh Gowharrizi is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Her practice focuses on general tort claims, including large catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death claims, premises liability, and product liability actions.

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Michael S. Greenfield

Michael S. Greenfield

  Senior Counsel

Michael S. Greenfield is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office, where he vigorously defends clients in general liability matters. He has over a decade of experience litigating matters throughout New York, both in federal and state court…

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M. Christopher Hall

M. Christopher Hall

  Senior Counsel

Christopher Hall is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office and is part of Margaret M. Holm’s complex civil litigation team. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense…

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Kelley Harman

Kelley Harman

  Senior Counsel

Kelley Harman is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general tort claims, including large catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death claims, premises liability, and product liability actions.

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Sarah B. Hartig

Sarah B. Hartig

  Senior Counsel

Sarah Hartig is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Her practice focuses on defense of general liability claims, with an emphasis on motor vehicle accidents, trucking, premise liability, and product liability…

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Matthew Hersh

Matthew Hersh

  Senior Counsel

Matthew Hersh is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and assists with general insurance defense matters, including professional liability, public works, premises liability, products liability…

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Timothy Irving

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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Matthew Izu

Matthew Izu

  Senior Counsel

Matthew Izu is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, elder law defense, regulatory law, personal injury defense, and legal malpractice defense.

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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

  Senior Counsel

Mark Johnson is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office and a member of the Complex Trial Team. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense and general liability defense.

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Dane Joseph

Dane Joseph

  Senior Counsel

Dane Joseph is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  His practice focuses on general liability matters, including automobile liability and personal injury matters…

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David Kahn

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…

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Mia Kelly

Mia Kelly

  Senior Counsel

Mia Kelly is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Ms. Kelly’s practice focuses on personal injury, professional liability, premises liability, and general commercial liability matters. As a former prosecutor, Ms. Kelly brings a wealth of trial and litigation experience to the Tyson & Mendes team while also chairing the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

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Brandon Kerr

Brandon Kerr

  Senior Counsel

Brandon Kerr is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on general liability/insurance defense and construction litigation. 

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Shelley Kramer

Shelley Kramer

  Senior Counsel

Shelley Kramer is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. With over 35 years of legal experience, in and out of the courtroom, Ms. Kramer specializes in catastrophic injury…

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Maria Regina Kupillas

Maria Regina Kupillas

  Senior Counsel

Maria Regina Kupillas is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale office.  Ms. Kupillas’ practice covers a broad range of insurance defense cases…

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Charles Lawrence

Charles Lawrence

  Senior Counsel

Charles Lawrence is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County and Nashville offices. His practice focuses on general liability, catastrophic personal injury, vehicle and premises liability, construction defect, and mass tort defense…

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Edward Lester

Edward Lester

  Senior Counsel

Edward Lester is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office, where his practice focuses on civil litigation defense. Mr. Lester’s expertise includes public entity liability, products liability, premises liability, and catastrophic personal injury.

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Aurora Levinson

Aurora Levinson

  Senior Counsel

Aurora Levinson is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Her practice focuses on defending Washington businesses and individuals in general liability and personal injury litigation.

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Christopher Lund

Christopher Lund

  Senior Counsel

Christopher Lund is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. His areas of practice include employment law, personal injury, general liability, commercial litigation, and representing homeowner’s associations…

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Christine Luong-Pham

Christine Luong-Pham

  Senior Counsel

Christine Luong-Pham is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices. 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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Neil MacMillan

Neil MacMillan

  Senior Counsel

Neil MacMillan is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office and is a member of the Law & Motion team.  He focuses on crafting persuasive motions—including motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions…

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Mitchell B. Malachowski

Mitchell B. Malachowski

  Senior Counsel

Mitchell B. Malachowski is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Northern California offices and engages in full-spectrum civil litigation defense. His trial-court and appellate practice specializes in complex litigation…

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Garry McCarthy

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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Kevin Metros

Kevin Metros

  Senior Counsel

Kevin Metros is Senior Counsel at Tyson Mendes’ Orange County office and concentrates on the defense of personal injury, employment, and sexual tort matters.  He has nearly a decade of experience representing physicians, hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care clinics, and dentists in civil cases involving allegations of negligence, negligent credentialing…

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Jay H. Min

Jay H. Min

  Senior Counsel

Jay H. Min is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ New York and New Jersey offices.  His practice focuses on general negligence, construction, property, and premises liability…

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William G. Morris

William G. Morris

  Senior Counsel

William G. Morris is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office. Mr. Morris’s practice focuses on the defense of tort claims involving professional liability, catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, Labor Law, Dram Shop, and wrongful death…

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Roberta E. Nalbandian

Roberta E. Nalbandian

  Senior Counsel

Roberta Nalbandian is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. With over 30 years of litigation experience, Ms. Nalbandian’s practice focuses on diverse complex litigation including construction defect, general liability, personal injury and other related areas of practice.

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Scott Nenni

Scott Nenni

  Senior Counsel

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

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Darrell Nguyen

Darrell Nguyen

  Senior Counsel

Darrell Nguyen is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  His practice focuses on complex multi-party construction litigation, real estate professional liability…

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Denae M. Olivieri

Denae M. Olivieri

  Senior Counsel

Denae M. Olivieri is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Ms. Olivieri is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on construction defect litigation, general civil litigation…

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Rob Olson

Rob Olson

  Senior Counsel

Rob Olson is Senior Counsel in the San Diego office and a member of the Complex Trial Team. Mr. Olson has specialized experience handling all types of personal injury lawsuits – from major brain and concussions injuries to minortrip and falls. Mr. Olson also has litigation experience with regards to complex multi-party matters, toxic tort, professional liability, aviation, and maritime matters.

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Genevieve Outlaw

Genevieve Outlaw

  Senior Counsel

Genevieve Outlaw is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Her practice focuses primarily on personal injury and the defense of entity and organization defendants involving allegations of sexual misconduct…

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Joel Palmer

Joel Palmer

  Senior Counsel

Joel Palmer is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office.  Mr. Palmer has experience handling cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, construction defect, insurance coverage…

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Cindy Pham

Cindy Pham

  Senior Counsel

Ms. Pham is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  Her practice focuses on personal injury defense, general liability, and employment law.  Ms. Pham 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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Jeff Rector

Jeff Rector

  Senior Counsel

Jeff Rector is a Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office and works in the Employment Practices group. Mr. Rector 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.

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Kimberly Sayre

Kimberly Sayre

  Senior Counsel

Kimberly Sayre is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale office. Her practice focuses on bad faith litigation, catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury cases, complex regional pain syndrome…

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Michael Sekkas

Michael Sekkas

  Senior Counsel

Michael Sekkas is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ New York and Connecticut offices.  Mr. Sekkas is experienced in defending and litigating tort claims involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability…

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Pegah Shetabi

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…

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Timothy Smyth

Timothy Smyth

  Senior Counsel

Timothy Smyth is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses on personal injury, general liability, civil rights, construction defect, premises liability, landlord-tenant…

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Cynthia Speegle

Cynthia Speegle

  Senior Counsel

Cynthia Speegle is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego Office and a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team.

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Emily Straub

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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Shelly Stuppiello

Shelly Stuppiello

  Senior Counsel

Ms. Stuppiello is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team. Ms. Stuppiello has comprehensive experience representing businesses and individuals through all phases of civil litigation. Her practice primarily focuses on defending against personal injury and property damage claims. Her background also includes defending subrogation actions brought on behalf of insurance carriers.

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Matthew G. Tang

Matthew G. Tang

  Senior Counsel

Matthew G. Tang is Senior Counsel 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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Evgenia Terehova

Evgenia Terehova

  Senior Counsel

Evgenia Terehova is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where her practice focuses on general insurance defense litigation. Ms. Terehova has extensive experience representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies…

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Kent Thaeler

Kent Thaeler

  Senior Counsel

Kent Thaeler is a Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office with almost 30 years of experience.  Mr. Thaeler primarily handles construction defects matters, both residential and commercial, as well as personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims.

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Edward J. Valdespino

Edward J. Valdespino

  Senior Counsel

Edward J. Valdespino is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial vehicle litigation, premises liability litigation, and general liability litigation…

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Jennifer Vedra

Jennifer Vedra

  Senior Counsel

Jennifer Vedra is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office. As an experienced litigator, she defends individuals as well as companies large and small. Ms. Vedra also has experience litigating internationally on behalf of clients…

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Michelle Verkh-Kent

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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Jessica West

Jessica West

  Senior Counsel

Jessica West is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Her practice includes the defense of clients in matters involving general liability, insurance defense, construction defect, HOA litigation, and workers compensation…

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Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

  Senior Counsel

Ian Wilson is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and is part of a multi-attorney team.  He practices general litigation, with a primary focus on construction defect, personal injury, and professional liability defense.

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Sara Woods

Sara Woods

  Senior Counsel

Sara Woods is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office.  Her practice focus includes personal injury, professional liability, and employment practices defense…

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Brian Woolfall

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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Jennifer H. Yeung

Jennifer H. Yeung

  Senior Counsel

Jennifer H.Yeung is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on the defense of general liability and medical malpractice matters. Ms. Yeung has extensive litigation experience representing individuals and businesses…

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Wilson Yurek

Wilson Yurek

  Senior Counsel

Wilson Yurek is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County Office. His practice focuses on general liability, catastrophic personal injury, vehicle and premises liability, construction, and mass tort defense…

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Molly Gilardi

Molly Gilardi

  Special Counsel

Molly Gilardi is Special 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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Kiran Gupta

Kiran Gupta

  Special Counsel

Kiran Gupta is Special Counsel for Client Relations and Legal Education at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  The primary focus of her practice is developing legal content for the firm’s training, marketing, and education programs. 

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Grace Shuman

Grace Shuman

  Special Counsel

Grace Shuman is Counsel for Client Relations and Legal Education at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego Office. Ms. Shuman’s focus is on developing legal content for the firm’s marketing, education, and training programs.

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William Koska

William Koska

  Of Counsel

Bill Koska is Of Counsel at Tyson & Mendes in the Environmental & Toxic Tort practice group.  Mr. Koska has 50 years’ legal experience, the last 30 of which have been devoted to environmental issues.  Mr. Koska represents a variety of clients, both large and small, on a broad range of environmental matters in various courts and administrative boards, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  These litigations include CERCLA, CEQA, Clean Air Act, Proposition 65, asbestos-related cases, federal and state safe drinking water laws, and air quality issues.

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Kelechi Ajoku

Kelechi Ajoku

  Associate

Kelechi Ajoku is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office.  Her practice focuses on personal injury defense, commercial litigation, employment litigation defense…

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Brianna Andrade

Brianna Andrade

  Associate

Brianna Andrade is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on multi-party complex litigation and general liability matters. She also has previous training in labor and employment litigation.

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Daniel El Arnaouty

Daniel El Arnaouty

  Associate

Daniel El Arnaouty is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office. He represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation. His practice focuses on the defense of claims related to general casualty…

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James Brewer

James Brewer

  Associate

James Brewer is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale office. His practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, premises liability…

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Daniel R. Cisneros

Daniel R. Cisneros

  Associate

Daniel Cisneros is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office. His practices focus on pre-litigation matters, trucking defense, personal injury defense, automobile liability, and other civil litigation matters, and he assists on a variety of causes…

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Michael Diaz

Michael Diaz

  Associate

Michael Diaz is an associate attorney at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on general liability and personal injury defense. 

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Rico Dominguez

Rico Dominguez

  Associate

Rico Dominguez is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice areas include products liability, business litigation, and premises liability.  Mr. Dominguez has experience litigating civil and criminal cases.

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Stephanie Drenski

Stephanie Drenski

  Associate

Stephanie Drenski is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Ms. Drenski represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including general liability, personal injury, premises liability…

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Nick D’Agostino

Nick D’Agostino

  Associate

Nick D’Agostino is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on defense of personal injury, general commercial liability, professional liability, and business litigation matters…

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Adam Edel

Adam Edel

  Associate

Adam Edel is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense.

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Chris Engle

Chris Engle

  Associate

Chris Engle is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Mr. Engle’s practice focuses on construction defect litigation and complex litigation in general. He defends businesses and individuals in tort and contract matters.

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Melina D. Favors

Melina D. Favors

  Associate

Melina D. Favors is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale office. Her practice focuses on general liability, bodily injury defense, wrongful death, insurance coverage issues, blue stake violations…

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Sarah Filer

Sarah Filer

  Associate

Sarah Filer is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  Ms. Filer has experience in a wide variety of practice areas, including labor and employment matters, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, and premises liability…

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Jeremy Freedman

Jeremy Freedman

  Associate

Jeremy Freedman is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office whose practice focuses primarily on general liability cases. He has litigated cases involving personal injury, professional liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, employment, and commercial claims and has represented individuals, retired naval officers, businesses, and banking institutions in both California state and Federal courts.

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Andrew Friese

Andrew Friese

  Associate

Andrew Friese is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office, where he is engaged in a wide variety of civil litigation in tort and contract including land use, trespass, breach of contract, and construction defect cases.

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Abigail Gallagher

Abigail Gallagher

  Associate

Abigail Gallagher is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Tampa office.  Her practice focuses on premises liability, construction defect, and general liability…

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Monique A. Gramling

Monique A. Gramling

  Associate

Monique A. Gramling is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  Her experience encompasses insurance defense matters, including automobile accidents, workers’ compensation claims, construction defect issues…

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Tiffany Gruenberg

Tiffany Gruenberg

  Associate

Tiffany Gruenberg is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general civil litigation, construction defect, contracts, and personal injury. Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Gruenberg worked at multiple national civil litigation firms…

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Faizan Habeeb

Faizan Habeeb

  Associate

Faizan Habeeb is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office, where his practice focuses on New York State Labor Law, products liability, complex insurance and contract disputes, and catastrophic casualty litigation…

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Ross Harper

Ross Harper

  Associate

Ross Harper is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He is a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team, where his practice focuses on a variety of complex civil litigation matters.

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Nicole Heckman

Nicole Heckman

  Associate

Nicole Heckman is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office.  She has experience in civil litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Heckman worked for a New York City firm specializing in medical malpractice…

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Andrew Iles

Andrew Iles

  Associate

Andrew Iles is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and construction defect litigation.  Mr. Iles also has experience assisting clients with complex business litigation…

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Saiful Islam

Saiful Islam

  Associate

Saiful Islam is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office. His practice focuses on the defense of owners of residential and commercial properties, service and construction contractors, business entities and individuals…

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Kris D. Klingensmith

Kris D. Klingensmith

  Associate

Kris D. Klingensmith is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Mr. Klingensmith has extensive litigation experience representing individuals and businesses in Nevada state and federal courts…

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Michael Kutzner

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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Kristopher Lancial

Kristopher Lancial

  Associate

Kristopher Lancial is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on general litigation, including personal injury defense, corporate liability, and automobile liability.

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Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence

  Associate

Christopher Lawrence is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial carrier defense, and defense of corporate entities where labor violations and sexual torts are alleged.

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

  Associate

Kevin Lee is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His practice focuses primarily on general litigation, construction defect, insurance defense, and bodily injury…

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Jie Lien

Jie Lien

  Associate

Jie Lien is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where her practice focuses on insurance defense, general commercial liability, personal injury, premises liability, and all complex litigation matters.

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Matthew Majd

Matthew Majd

  Associate

Matthew Majd is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He is a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team, where his practice focuses on a variety of complex civil litigation matters…

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Eric Marquez

Eric Marquez

  Associate

Eric Marquez is an Associate in Tyson and Mendes’ Orange County office.  He handles matters focusing on personal injury defense. Mr. Marquez has previously represented financial institutions where he gained substantial litigation experience…

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Cian McGeever

Cian McGeever

  Associate

Cian McGeever is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office. His practice focuses on construction and construction defect litigation, premises liability, medical malpractice, transportation and catastrophic personal injury matters…

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Leah McKeever

Leah McKeever

  Associate

Leah McKeever is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Scottsdale office. Her practice focuses on defense of general liability and personal injury matters on behalf of individuals and businesses…

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David Mendoza

David Mendoza

  Associate

David Mendoza is an associate law and motion attorney in the Orange County office. Mr. Mendoza has extensive experience in legal research and preparing trial strategies for personal injury defense…

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Alexandra Muehl

Alexandra Muehl

  Associate

Alexandra Muehl is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  Ms. Muehl’s practice focuses on professional malpractice defense, catastrophic personal injury defense…

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Brooke Park

Brooke Park

  Associate

Brooke Park is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability and commercial litigation.

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Prina Patel

Prina Patel

  Associate

Prina Patel is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office.  Her practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense, professional licensure issues, and general liability defense.

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Ashley Pidhajny

Ashley Pidhajny

  Associate

Ashley Pidhajny is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Ms. Pidhajny has experience in a wide variety of practice areas, including labor and employment matters, insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice suits, estate planning, and complex litigation.

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Joseph Powers

Joseph Powers

  Associate

Joseph Powers is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles Office.  His practice primarily focuses on premises liability, construction defect, and personal injury litigation

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Param Purewal

Param Purewal

  Associate

Param Purewal is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  He litigates in a wide range of practice areas, including insurance defense litigation, personal injury, and construction defect litigation.

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Anthony J. Puzo

Anthony J. Puzo

  Associate

Anthony J. Puzo is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego Office. Mr. Puzo’s practice areas include insurance coverage and insurance defense litigation involving complex and high stakes personal injury lawsuits…

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John Salcedo

John Salcedo

  Associate

John Salcedo is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and a member of the Complex Trial Team. His current practice focuses on insurance defense and complex commercial litigation. Additionally, prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, he also accumulated experience in trust litigation, construction defect, and general liability matters.

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Kareen Sassounian

Kareen Sassounian

  Associate

Kareen Sassounian is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on insurance defense, general liability, personal injury, and premises liability.

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Lauren Sharkey

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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Jennifer Tang

Jennifer Tang

  Associate

Jennifer Tang is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  Ms. Tang has pre-litigation and litigation experience representing individuals and Fortune 500 businesses in Nevada state and federal courts…

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Kasun Wijeyewickrema

Kasun Wijeyewickrema

  Associate

Kasun Wijeyewickrema is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Complex Trial Team. His practice focuses on general liability defense…

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Kianna Woods

Kianna Woods

  Associate

Kianna Woods is an Associate at Tyson and Mendes’ Orange County office specializing in personal injury defense. Ms. Woods is a collaborative team player who represents her clients through each stage of a case…

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