Scott Ruksakiati is the Managing Partner of 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, construction defect, breach of contract disputes stemming from multi-million dollar construction projects, transportation litigation and other complex commercial litigation cases throughout the United States. He also has significant experience in insurance coverage matters involving third-party liability and first party property claims.
Mark Shanberg is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago office. Mr. Shanberg is a seasoned litigation attorney with over 27 years of practical experience. He has successfully defended his clients in a variety of concentrations including medical liability, construction liability, product liability, trucking and transportation liability and premises liability. Most of Mr. Shanberg’s cases involve wrongful death or catastrophic injuries that rely heavily on liability and medical experts. He prepares every case as if it is going to trial, meaning that trial strategy is being developed from the moment the responsive pleading is prepared. Mark Shanberg has deposed over a hundred liability and damages witnesses, and is known by his peers as a zealous and ethical advocate for his clients. He has served as a guest speaker to discuss with nursing students the potential pitfalls involved in medical negligence cases. Mr. Shanberg is rated as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Illinois Leading Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Defense Law, General.
Thushan Sabaratnam is an Associate Attorney at Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago office, where he handles all facets of complex litigation. Mr. Sabaratnam’s practice focuses on general liability, where he defends clients on matters of catastrophic personal injury and death, construction defects and accidents, transportation litigation, and commercial liability.