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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. He is a trial attorney with a long history of success in all types of jury trials. Mr. Sell has extensive experience in construction, public works, products liability, catastrophic injury, personal injury, wrongful death, and professional liability litigation. He also serves as “general counsel” to a number of Bay Area contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in hundreds of construction matters and disputes.

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Patricia K. Conway

Patricia K. Conway

  Partner

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

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

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Dan Cortright

Dan Cortright

  Senior Counsel

Dan Cortright is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His experience includes defense of personal injury litigation, including auto liability, premises liability, and products liability as well as toxic tort defense.  Mr. Cortright has also handled employment, business, and other general and commercial litigation matters.

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Jenn N. Crittondon

Jenn N. Crittondon

  Senior Counsel

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

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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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Molly Gilardi

Molly Gilardi

  Senior Counsel

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

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Candice N. Hamant

Candice N. Hamant

  Senior Counsel

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

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Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

  Senior Counsel

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

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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 and personal injury litigation.

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Allison Lawrence

Allison Lawrence

  Senior Counsel

Allison Lawrence is Senior Counsel 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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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, including federal multidistrict litigation, class actions, mass torts, and products liability. Mr. Malachowski’s litigation style is notable for applying creative approaches to leverage favorable outcomes, particularly with respect to novel legal theories.

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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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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, and general liability litigation.

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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 who has successfully represented individuals and business entities (including Fortune 500 companies) involved in personal injury, premises liability and products liability litigation.  She has managed cases from inception up to trial, drafted and argued numerous discovery and dispositive motions, and taken hundreds of depositions of plaintiffs and key witnesses on behalf of her clients.

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Wendy Skillman

Wendy Skillman

  Senior Counsel

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

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Benjamin Angulo

Benjamin Angulo

  Associate

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

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Stephen Budica

Stephen Budica

  Associate

Stephen Budica is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County and Northern California offices. His practice focuses on insurance defense, general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and wrongful death litigation. He also has experience defending hospitals and physicians against medical malpractice cases, as well as business owners against claims for violations of the ADA.

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April M. Cristal

April M. Cristal

  Associate

April M. Cristal is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County and Northern California offices. Her practice focuses on personal injury defense and general liability matters. Ms. Cristal also has experience in the areas of collections matters, medical malpractice, and child abuse cases.

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Matthew G. Tang

Matthew G. Tang

  Associate

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

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Christopher Tuttle

Christopher Tuttle

  Associate

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

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