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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

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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. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mendes has developed a formidable track record in defending insurance companies and businesses…

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Lynn Allen

Partner

Lynn Allen is the Southwest Regional Managing Partner for Tyson & Mendes. 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 Beck

Partner

Emily Beck 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

Partner

Sitar Bhatt is the Managing 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

Partner

Kristi Blackwell is the California Regional Managing Partner for Tyson & Mendes 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…

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Michelle Campbell

Partner

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

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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

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

Partner

Michael Drews is the Northwest and Central Regional Managing Partner for Tyson & Mendes. 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

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

Partner

Dan Fallon is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ 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

Partner

Randy Faust is the Tri-State Regional Managing Partner for Tyson & Mendes’ New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut offices. He brings more than 25 years of experience to representing clients in all facets of insurance defense litigation…

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Jacob Felderman

Partner

Jacob Felderman is Head of Legal Operations and the East Regional Managing Partner for Tyson & Mendes. 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

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

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

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

Partner

David M. Frishman is the Managing Partner in 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

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

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

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

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

Partner

Griffith Hayes is a Managing 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

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, trucking, and general insurance defense….

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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Joseph J. Minioza

Partner

Joseph J. (“J.J.”) Minioza is a Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  He brings over 20 years of experience to the firm.  His practice focuses on general liability, habitability, elder abuse, D&O, E&O, appellate, and wage and hour cases…

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Mina Miserlis

Partner

Mina Miserlis is the Chair of Complex Trials. Based in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office, she brings more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience to leading the firmwide Complex Trial Team. She focuses her practice 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…

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Priscilla L. O’Briant

Partner

Priscilla O’Briant is a Managing Partner in 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

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

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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Danielle Pascale

Partner

Danielle Pascale is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office.  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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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

Partner

Steven Rich is a Managing 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 in high-exposure lawsuits…

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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

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

Partner

Bryan D. Scholnick is a 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

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

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

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

Partner

Mark Shanberg is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago o­ffice. Mr. Shanberg is a seasoned litigation attorney in his 30th year of practice. He has successfully defended his clients in a variety of concentrations including medical liability…

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Richard Somes

Partner

Richard Somes is a Partner in 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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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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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

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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John A. Anselmo

Senior Counsel

John A. Anselmo is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ New York office, where he vigorously defends clients in general liability matters.  He has over twelve years of experience litigating matters throughout New York, both in federal and state court…

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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…

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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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Tara Corsello

Senior Counsel

Tara Corsello is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ New York office.  Her practice areas include general liability, premises liability, transportation, construction, dram shop, coverage, and property.  Ms. Corsello brings ten years of experience to the firm…

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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

Senior Counsel

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

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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

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

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

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

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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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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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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Kyle J. Ellison

Senior Counsel

Kyle J. Ellison is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice is focused on the defense of complex civil litigation. Mr. Ellison has experience handling dram shop, products liability, construction defect…

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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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Ashley Paige Fetyko

Senior Counsel

Ashley Paige Fetyko is Senior Counsel – Director of Client Relations and Education. Ms. Fetyko is based in the San Diego office, but her practice takes her to all of the firm’s offices. Her practice focuses on education and development of Tyson & Mendes attorneys, business development…

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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

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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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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Marianne (Mimi) Gordon

Senior Counsel

Marianne (Mimi) Gordon is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice includes general and professional liability and insurance litigation. More specifically, her practice focuses on the defense of entity…

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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

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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Christopher Hall

Senior Counsel

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

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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

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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Christopher Hogan

Senior Counsel

Christopher Hogan is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  His practice areas include personal injury, real estate, insurance coverage, wrongful death, property damage, construction, and legal malpractice…

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Anne Honey

Senior Counsel

Anne Honey is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office, where her practice focuses on general insurance defense litigation. Ms. Honey has extensive experience representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in complex general liability…

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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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Max Latman

Senior Counsel

Max Latman is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses primarily on catastrophic personal injury and general liability. Mr. Latman has extensive experience defending businesses and individuals against claims of personal injury…

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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

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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Courtney E. Leverty

Senior Counsel

Courtney E. Leverty is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Her practice areas are construction defect, personal injury, premise liability, and professional liability cases…

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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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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

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

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…

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Ann Merrill

Senior Counsel

Ann Merrill is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice areas include negligence, premises liability, habitability, nuisance, and breach of contract claims…

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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

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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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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Matthew Nasser

Senior Counsel

Matthew Nasser is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  His practice focuses on personal injury defense as well as large exposure subrogation files. Mr. Nasser has experience practicing before the courts of the state of California…

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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

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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Robert Olson

Senior Counsel

Rob Olson is Senior Counsel in the Orange County and San Diego office. Mr. Olson has specialized experience handling all types of personal injury lawsuits – from major brain and concussion injuries to minor trip and falls…

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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…

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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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Erika Prager

Senior Counsel

Erika Prager is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial vehicle litigation, premises liability litigation, and general liability litigation…

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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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Laura Reiland

Senior Counsel

Laura Reiland is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. She is a seasoned negotiator and litigator with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of construction defect defense, premises liability, professional liability, real estate, and personal injury defense…

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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…

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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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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

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

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

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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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

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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Kyle J. Waldie

Senior Counsel

Kyle J. Waldie is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on employment, business litigation, and professional liability. Mr. Waldie has thorough experience representing employers in a variety of employment matters, including wage and hour claims…

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Ana Walsh

Senior Counsel

Ana Walsh is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office.  Her practice areas include complex and catastrophic loss litigation, commercial real estate, and contracts. Ms. Walsh has extensive experience in business and litigation matters…

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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Karli Burns

Associate

Karli Burns is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  Her practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense. Ms. Burns has experience representing various employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators throughout Southern California…

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Sam Camp

Associate

Sam Camp is an Associate Attorney in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego Office.  His practice focuses on personal injury defense. Mr. Camp has extensive litigation experience. He previously worked as staff counsel for a Fortune 500 Insurance Company…

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McKenzie Cannata

Associate

McKenzie Cannata is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  She handles matters focused on personal injury defense and habitability litigation…

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Kristen Cardenas

Associate

Kristen Cardenas is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Her practice focuses on a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Ms. Cardenas participated in Tyson & Mendes’ Clerkship program in Los Angeles…

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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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Clark R. Conforti

Associate

Clark R. Conforti is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  He has extensive experience litigating personal injury, consumer, and business matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, unfair business practices, and false advertising…

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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

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

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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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

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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Christian Foster

Associate

Christian Foster is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office.  Mr. Foster focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, and complex civil litigation…

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Samuel Frasher

Associate

Samuel Frasher is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on complex multi-party litigation and general liability matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Frasher worked at a preeminent Los Angeles law firm…

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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

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

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

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

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

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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Adam B. Hollander

Associate

Adam Hollander (he/his) is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ New York City office and is part of a multi-attorney team. His practice areas include personal injury defense and premises liability cases.Mr. Hollander has a wide range of prior legal experience in various roles…

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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Jessica McKennon

Associate

Jessica McKennon is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. She handles all stages of civil litigation with a focus on defense of personal injury, premises liability, general commercial liability, and business litigation matters…

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Madison Miller

Associate

Madison Miller is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office.  Her practice focuses on a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Ms. Miller participated in Tyson & Mendes’ Clerkship program in Denver…

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Leila Morshed Mohseni

Associate

Leila Morshed Mohseni is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice areas include professional liability, construction defect, products liability, real estate, and habitability matters…

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Anna K. Sasaki

Associate

Anna K. Sasaki is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of personal injury-related civil litigation matters. Ms. Sasaki was part of Tyson and Mendes’ Summer clerkship program in 2021 and gained hands-on experience with many stages…

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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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Rena G. Sera

Associate

Rena G. Sera is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office.  Her practice includes defending premises liability and habitability matters, as well as employment discrimination, medical malpractice, construction defect, and other general liability matters…

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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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Saryah Sober

Associate

Saryah Sober is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ New York and New Jersey offices. His practice focuses on premises liability, New York labor law, and contractual disputes…

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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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