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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.  Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Campbell gained significant experience in an insurance defense firm in Orange County, California.

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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, including wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, burns and other catastrophic injuries, as well as significant property damage claims across a wide range of general liability and casualty matters, including commercial ground transportation, warehouse and cargo liability, personal automobile liability, construction- related accidents, premises liability, the hospitality industry, subrogation, unfair business practices and related claims.  Mr. Frishman also advises clients on risk management and related issues.

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William Johnson

William Johnson

  Partner

William Johnson is the Managing Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Nashville office. His practice focuses on defending against claims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual torts, including childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, medical malpractice, and employment practices liability. Mr. Johnson has represented skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, physicians, hospitals, religious institutions, and many others.

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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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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

  Partner

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

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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, wrongful termination claims, and wage and hour claims including claims under the California Private Attorney General’s Act. He is also extremely well versed in the complex nuances of class action litigation, and just recently, preemptively de-certified a class action before the plaintiff was able to obtain the list of putative class members, saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars and avoiding the disruptive class notice procedure. He has further drafted numerous arbitration agreements helping his clients avoid the court system, and preventing class action litigation before it starts.

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Bonnie Bennett

Bonnie Bennett

  Senior Counsel

Bonnie Bennett is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County and Los Angeles offices. Her practice focuses primarily on defending insureds in personal injury, premises liability, and products liability matters.

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Emily Berman

Emily Berman

  Senior Counsel

Emily Berman is Senior Counsel 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. Ms. Berman has experience representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in litigation across California state courts.

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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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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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Amanda Fornwalt

Amanda Fornwalt

  Senior Counsel

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

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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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Carlos MacManus

Carlos MacManus

  Senior Counsel

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

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Cindy N. Mader

Cindy N. Mader

  Senior Counsel

Cindy Mader is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability litigation and personal injury defense. Ms. Mader has significant experience litigating and advising clients in connection with various business and commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout California.

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Issa Mikel

Issa Mikel

  Senior Counsel

Issa Mikel is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes who primarily practices general liability and commercial litigation. Mr. Mikel has extensive litigation experience, including representing businesses and individuals in state and federal courts in California and New York. Today, his practice primarily focuses on premises liability, motor vehicle collisions, product liability claims, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.

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Olesya Mikhaylova

Olesya Mikhaylova

  Senior Counsel

Olesya Mikhaylova is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on first and third-party liability, automobile and property insurance coverage, and general commercial litigation. Ms. Mikhaylova has extensive experience representing insureds and insurers in first and third-party liability insurance matters involving premises liability defense, products liability defense, automobile negligence matters, construction defect, and condominium and homeowner’s association defense. She has also handled employment, business, and immigration matters.

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Alla Policastro

Alla Policastro

  Senior Counsel

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

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Greta M. Schultz

Greta M. Schultz

  Senior Counsel

Greta M. Schultz is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her areas of practice include general liability, intellectual property, business litigation, and property law, which she practices in both California state and federal district courts. Ms. Schultz is also licensed to practice law in Maryland.

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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 in high exposure personal injury, product liability, and premises liability matters, as well as employment and business litigation disputes. Through her experience of representing both defendants and plaintiffs prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Terehova provides a unique and comprehensive perspective with regard to case strategy.

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Po Waghalter

Po Waghalter

  Senior Counsel

Po Waghalter is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. With over a decade of experience, her practice focuses on general liability, product liability, and personal injury defense. Ms. Waghalter specializes in developing legal strategies aimed at early dismissals and summary adjudication of contentious disputes through tactical strategy and dispositive motions. Ms. Waghalter is licensed to practice law in California, Oregon, and Washington.

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Paul Whitfield

Paul Whitfield

  Senior Counsel

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

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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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Ariadne Giannis

Ariadne Giannis

  Associate

Ariadne Giannis is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office and a member of the Complex Trial Team. Her practice focuses on commercial defense of entities and individuals in high profile, enhanced-exposure litigation claims, as well as first-party insurance claims. She excels in handling matters with compound causes of action, issues, and damages, including traumatic brain injury, complex regional pain syndrome, vicarious liability for sexual harassment, premises liability involving uninhabitability claims, multi-tortfeasor liability with express indemnity issues, and large loss subrogation arising from property damage.

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Quinn Graham

Quinn Graham

  Associate

Quinn Graham is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Complex Trial Team. His practice focuses on catastrophic injury, negligence, intentional tort, breach of contract, class action employment, and product liability claims.

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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

  Associate

Mark Johnson is an Associate 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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Grace Kim

Grace Kim

  Associate

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

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Nareg Kourouyan

Nareg Kourouyan

  Associate

Nareg Kourouyan is an Associate at Tyson and Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he works with a multi-attorney litigation team on employment practices liability insurance matters.

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Ethan Kraft

Ethan Kraft

  Associate

Ethan Kraft is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a member of a multi-attorney litigation team with a primary focus on general liability and personal injury defense.

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Jeffrey Leight

Jeffrey Leight

  Associate

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

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Christine Luong-Pham

Christine Luong-Pham

  Associate

Christine Luong-Pham is an Associate 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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Scott Nenni

Scott Nenni

  Associate

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

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Jordan Pratty

Jordan Pratty

  Associate

Jordan Pratty is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is member of a multi-attorney litigation team. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, construction defect, premises liability, product liability, and surety defense.

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Alex Randolph

Alex Randolph

  Associate

Alex Randolph is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Complex Trial Team. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, employment practices liability litigation defense, intellectual property defense, and all complex litigation matters.

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Justin T. Ruedaflores

Justin T. Ruedaflores

  Associate

Justin T. Ruedaflores is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where his practice focuses on complex litigation.

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Jamie R. Nazemi Tabrizi

Jamie R. Nazemi Tabrizi

  Associate

Jamie R. Nazemi Tabrizi is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. His practice primarily focuses on general liability, personal injury, and property damage matters.

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