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Scott Ruksakiati

Scott Ruksakiati

  Partner

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.

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Mark Shanberg

Mark Shanberg

  Partner

Mark Shanberg is a Partner 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.

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Heather deBettencourt

Heather deBettencourt

  Senior Counsel

Heather deBettencourt is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago office.  Ms. deBettencourt concentrates her practice in the areas of casualty litigation, including premises liability, construction liability, and personal injury defense.

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