Alice Segal - Associate

Alice Segal is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’s San Diego office.  She is a member of a multi-attorney litigation team defending entity defendants in lawsuits involving sexual torts.  Ms. Segal has worked in civil litigation defense for over five years.

Ms. Segal has extensive practice with all stages of litigation both as a primary file handling attorney and as a law and motion research attorney.  Ms. Segal has experience arguing before the California Courts of Appeal.  She has also proven effective preparing and arguing diverse motions including motions for summary judgment, anti-SLAPP motions, discovery motions, demurrers, motions to strike, motions to quash, and motions in limine.  She has obtained dismissals for several of her clients’ cases in the early stages of litigation and saved other clients significant expense through the litigation process. She has applied careful evaluation and expertise to all aspects of the trial preparation including exchanging initial discovery, taking and defending depositions, reviewing medical records, and preparing expert witnesses.  She is also a skilled trial attorney.

Ms. Segal obtained her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2012, where she served on the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and published an article with the paper.  She obtained her B.A from the University of Chicago in 2009 with honors.  She double majored in Environmental Studies and History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine.

Outside the office, Ms. Segal enjoys staying active and outdoors.  She loves running, hiking, camping, bird-watching, archery, and soccer.  For leisure activities, she finds herself relaxing at home, keeping the peace between her cats and birds.

Recent Posts

California Case Law Update

Presbyterian Camp and Conference Centers, Inc. v. Superior Court
Bakersfield College et al. v. California Community College Athletic Association et al.
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CA Supreme Court Decides: What is a Construction “Project”? (and Why it Matters)

The lawsuit, Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, Inc. v. City of San Diego (2019) 7 Cal.5th 1171, arises from an ordinance passed by the City of San Diego in 2014, which authorized the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in only certain zones and with a cap on the total number of dispensaries in each zone.  In response, the Union of Medical Marijuana Patients (“UMMP”) challenged the ordinance on the grounds the…

California Court Outlines Insurance Issues for Car Rental Companies

In the recently decided Second District case, Adhav v. Midway Rent A Car, Inc, the Court of Appeal evaluated California’s insurance law to rule on the claims of fraudulent business practices brought by two rental car customers.  Plaintiffs Ashish Adhave and Cullen Dickson (“Plaintiffs”) asserted they were overcharged for rental insurance when they were forced to pay the rental car company more than it paid to obtain the general…

Arizona Case Law Update

Dignity Health v. Farmers Insurance Company
When Bethanie Elliott, was injured in a car accident, she received medical services from Plaintiff Dignity Health, doing business as Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.  The medical services cost in excess of $160,000. As a result, Dignity Health perfected and recorded a health care provider lien for more than $140,000.  Without regard for the…

Arizona Case Law Update

Normandin v. Encanto Adventures, LLC
State v. Mahoney in and for County of Maricopa
Shepherd v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

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