Richard Somes is the Managing Partner of the Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, personal injury, surety law, construction, medical malpractice, toxic and mass torts, and employment law.
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.
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 and labor and employment practices. Ms. Colgan specializes in insurance defense including catastrophic accidents, personal injury, premise liability, business litigation, and some medical malpractice cases and labor and employment defense including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation, wage/hour claims, class actions and PAGA representative actions.
Margaret Holm is a Partner in the Orange County office and Chair of the Healthcare practice. Margaret is one of the country’s leading trial and appellate litigators for large health care entities in complex civil disputes. She is a well-renowned leader in the legal profession. Margaret defends national and regional insurers in addition to healthcare organizations and providers, including hospitals, medical professionals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities.
Chiayu Chang is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, employment practices litigation defense, the defense of entity defendants involving alleged sexual torts, bad faith insurance defense, and medical malpractice defense.
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.
Robert has been a practicing attorney for the past 16 years and is now Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on business and contract disputes, automobile accidents, wrongful termination, and premises liability.
Brandon Kerr is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on general liability/insurance defense and construction litigation.
Nathan E. Malone is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice is focused exclusively in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of personal injury, general liability, complex and environmental tort, and products liability. Mr. Malone also has experience in lemon law, business litigation, HOA defense, and representation of corporate and HOA creditors in Bankruptcy Court.
Sean McGah is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practices focuses on personal injury defense and general liability litigation.
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.
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.
Cinnamon J. Carr is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on personal injury defense, including general liability, auto, premises liability, and wrongful death, as well as property damage and defamation cases.
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.
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.
Kyle R. Maland is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Orange County offices. Mr. Maland focuses his legal career on representing employers of all sizes on a broad spectrum of employment law issues. He has extensive experience in handling employment litigation in state and federal court, as well as before various California agencies.
Emily Meeson is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Orange County offices. Her practice focuses on employment practices litigation defense including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.
Kareen Sassounian is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on insurance defense, general liability, personal injury, and premises liability.