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Ben Davis - Senior Counsel

Ben Davis is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Complex Trial Team.  With a decade of experience, Mr. Davis has handled all aspects of litigation from inception through post-trial.  Mr. Davis focuses on defense of general liability matters including catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death cases.  He has defended the interests of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized businesses, public entities, and individuals.  He has been named a California Super Lawyers Rising Star annually since 2013.

In 2017, Mr. Davis obtained a defense verdict in an admitted liability auto accident case by arguing the impact was not a substantial cause of the plaintiff’s claimed $4 million in damages.  In 2018, Mr. Davis obtained a defense verdict in a negligence and premises liability case involving $3 million in damages sustained by a bicyclist.  He received a dismissal following the filing of a summary judgment motion in a traumatic brain injury case.  Additionally, he received a dismissal of a wrongful death case without leave to amend during the pleading stage.

Mr. Davis was born and raised in Los Angeles and obtained a B.S. from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business in 2004.  Mr. Davis obtained a J.D., graduating cum laude, from La Verne College of Law in 2007, where he served as Supervising Staff Editor of the Law Review.  After his admission to the California State Bar in 2007, he obtained a Masters of Law in Intellectual Property from Southwestern Law School in 2008.  He was admitted to the United States District Court in 2009.  He is a member and actively involved in the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC).

Mr. Davis enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  He participates in the Landau Lawyers basketball league throughout the year.  He is also an avid college football fan and enjoys watching Dateline, 20/20, and 48 Hours.

Recent Posts

Arizona Case Law Update

Ephraim Dabush, et al. v. Seacret Direct LLC, et al. (June 27, 2019, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0288)
Patricia McCall v. Thomas A. Arvidson, et al.
Marcie Normandin v. Encanto Adventures, LLC, et al. (May 17, 2019, No. CV-18-0200-PR)

Congress Pulls the Plug on Agreeing to a Bill Regulating the Design and Manufacture of Autonomous Vehicles

As autonomous vehicles become mainstream, many questions remain about how to regulate auto manufacturers concerning the development and implementation of such technologies. Surprisingly, the federal government has yet to enact minimum design, safety, and performance standards governing autonomous vehicles. Instead, the federal government has left regulation up to individual states. Although several manufacturers, including…

Arizona’s Dram Shop Laws and General Negligence Laws “Cut-Off” a Bar or Restaurant’s Immunity to Civil Liability for Continuing to Serve Alcohol to Intoxicated Patrons

Have you experienced being at a bar or restaurant and noticed an obviously physically impaired patron continue to be served alcohol?  In this situation, have you wondered how the bar or restaurant could continue to serve the impaired patron alcohol?  Well you should know there are dram shop laws and liability pursuant to a common law negligence standard to ensure bars and restaurants serve alcohol in a responsible manner.

Too Many Individual Factual Issues by Prospective Members of a Class Action Will Prevent Class Certification in Washington

In a typical class action lawsuit, a plaintiff sues a defendant, or multiple defendants, on behalf of a group, or class, of similarly situated parties.  Class actions involve a large number of aggrieved parties who have sustained common injuries by the same defendant(s).  Class actions serve a dual purpose by providing a procedure for claims which may seem minimal when viewed individually but are more significant when viewed as a group.  On the other hand, class actions shelter defendants from multiple lawsuits on the same or similar issues.

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