Allen Aho is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on personal injury defense, general liability, and premises liability.
Mr. Aho regularly defends retailers, restaurants, and hotels in a wide variety of matters. He has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and business in state courts throughout California and in federal district courts. Mr. Aho employs strategic thinking to bring well-grounded dispositive motions and has been successful and bringing cases closer to settlement, including several recent cases settled in mediation, saving his clients significant defense costs. Mr. Aho also has experience in other areas of the law, including family law, which includes extensive courtroom and oral argument experience.
Mr. Aho achieved his J.D. from Chapman University School of Law in 2016, where he served on Nexus Journal of Law and Policy. He obtained his B.A. from Chapman University in 2013, where he was a member of the academic honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.
In his free time, Mr. Aho enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys fitness and traveling.
How do you get a personal injury case into Federal Court?
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