Amy Chambers - Associate

Amy Chambers is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Complex Trial Team.  Ms. Chambers has extensive experience representing employers and insurers in California state and federal district courts.

Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Chambers was an associate at an insurance and workers’ compensation defense firm in San Diego.  She has successfully resolved many cases involving personal injury and state and federal workers’ compensation matters in both the trial and appellate courts.  Ms. Chambers’ successes include obtaining multiple take nothing decisions in high value federal workers’ compensation matters and routinely negotiating settlements for pennies on the dollar.  She also previously served as a Research Attorney at the Monterey County Superior Court where she advised the civil court judges on all civil law and motion matters.

Ms. Chambers earned her J.D. from University of San Diego, School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board and the Journal for Climate Change and Energy Law.  She earned her B.A. in Law and Society from American University where she graduated with honors.  Ms. Chambers is licensed to practice law in California, and is admitted to the Southern and Central Districts of the United States District Court, State of California.

In her free time, Ms. Chambers enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son.  She enjoys fitness, live music, and exploring California’s wine regions.

Recent Posts

The Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies That Heightened Duty of Care Applies Only to Transportation-Related Risk

The Nevada Supreme Court recently clarified that Nevada case law imposes a heightened duty of care on a common carrier toward its passengers that applies only to transportation-related risks.  For all other non-transportation related risks, the common carrier only owes a duty of reasonable care.

New York Case Law Update

Benedicto Brito v. Rafael Gomez, et al., 2019 NY Slip Op 06452
Michele Martin, et al. v. Edward M. Timmins, et al. 2019 NY Slip Op 07391

Florida Case Law Update

Kreuger v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., et al., Case No. 2D18-3823 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019)
Grace and Naeem Uddin Inc. v. Singer Architects, et al., Case No. 4D18-2972 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2019)
Susan Plott v. NCL America, LLC, Case No. 19-10109 (11th Cir. 2019)

Arizona Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving

In April, Arizona became the 48th state to ban texting while driving, and only the 16th state to enact a hands-free cell phone law. On April 22, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey signed HB-2318 into law banning handheld cellphone use.  This was the 12th year the Arizona Legislature considered such a ban.  Support for the new law recently increased following the death of Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend, who was killed by a driver who…

The Future is Now: Cyber Security Risks in a Driverless World

As the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry continues to grow, so too does the risk for AV related cyberattacks.  Experts suggest commercial AVs face a greater risk of hacking due to the high-value goods they carry.  Companies like Wal-Mart and Amazon have been testing self-driving trucks over the past few years, and the United States Postal Service recently began testing these vehicles on long-haul routes with short turnaround times.

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