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Richard Somes

Richard Somes

  Partner

Richard Somes is the Managing Partner of the Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, personal injury, surety law, construction, medical malpractice, toxic and mass torts, and employment law.

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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 prior to joining Tyson & Mendes.

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Kirsten K. Cinquemani

Kirsten K. Cinquemani

  Partner

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

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Kathryn Lee Colgan

Kathryn Lee Colgan

  Partner

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

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Margaret M. Holm

Margaret M. Holm

  Partner

Margaret M. Holm is a Partner in the Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles offices and Chair of the Healthcare practice.  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.

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Edward R. Leonard

Edward R. Leonard

  Partner

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

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Tiffany Chukiat

Tiffany Chukiat

  Senior Counsel

Tiffany Chukiat is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on business and civil litigation. Ms. Chukiat has extensive experience representing clients in the Superior and Federal Courts of California. She represents corporate and individual clients in matters involving breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair business practices causes of action.

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Derek Earley

Derek Earley

  Senior Counsel

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

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Robert S. Kahn

Robert S. Kahn

  Senior Counsel

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.

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Brandon Kerr

Brandon Kerr

  Senior Counsel

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

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Charles Lawrence

Charles Lawrence

  Senior Counsel

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

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Jeffrey Leight

Jeffrey Leight

  Senior Counsel

Jeffrey Leight is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County 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

  Senior Counsel

Christine Luong-Pham is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices. She has experience in litigation, including catastrophic personal injury defense, product liability, toxic tort, and civil qui tam. She has extensive experience handling all aspects of litigation claims, from initial case evaluation, discovery, law and motion, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation.

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Nathan E. Malone

Nathan E. Malone

  Senior Counsel

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.

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Emily Meeson

Emily Meeson

  Senior Counsel

Emily Meeson is Senior Counsel 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.

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Jennifer H. Yeung

Jennifer H. Yeung

  Senior Counsel

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

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Wilson Yurek

Wilson Yurek

  Senior Counsel

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

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Stephanie Black

Stephanie Black

  Associate

Stephanie Black is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office and is a member of the Complex Trial Team. Her practice focuses on personal injury matters including auto accidents involving wrongful death or catastrophic injury, premises liability including slip and fall matters, homeowners’ insurance claims including dog bites, and contract disputes.

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Linh Cao

Linh Cao

  Associate

Linh Cao is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County Office. She is a member of the complex trial team, and her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, general liability, medical malpractice, employment, and complex matters.

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Kristine Gamboa

Kristine Gamboa

  Associate

Kristine Gamboa is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense, product liability, and general liability.

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Jordan Maggard

Jordan Maggard

  Associate

Jordan Maggard is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, and construction defect defense. Mr. Maggard also has experience defending clients in complex business litigation and intellectual property disputes. 

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Ashley Pidhajny

Ashley Pidhajny

  Associate

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

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Kareen Sassounian

Kareen Sassounian

  Associate

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

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Pooja Shah

Pooja Shah

  Associate

Pooja Shah is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability.

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Schardé Vallone

Schardé Vallone

  Associate

Schardé Vallone is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. She works on a multi-attorney litigation team focusing on the defense of complex civil litigation actions.

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