Cayce E. Lynch - Partner

Cayce E. Lynch is the firm’s Administrative Partner based in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. In this capacity, she wears multiple hats – directing Tyson & Mendes’ administrative, marketing, and business development activities, and has taken the firm through a period of unprecedented growth.

By developing a series of marketing initiatives, Ms. Lynch has helped the firm more than double its size and raise its profile. She founded the firm’s Women’s Initiative, providing mentoring and support for the firm’s female attorneys and clients.  In addition, she oversees its Young Professionals Group, promoting growth and facilitating business development for young attorneys and insurance professionals. Ms. Lynch trains all firm attorneys through T&M University and oversees T&M Giving, a firm-wide community relations program.

A tenacious and established defense attorney, Ms. Lynch collaborates with defense litigation teams across every Tyson & Mendes office to achieve exceptional, efficient results in cases involving complex issues, catastrophic injury, or potential high exposure. Ms. Lynch has successfully resolved a variety of cases involving complex business, personal injury, and insurance coverage disputes. She has coordinated numerous full trial preparations in high exposure cases, including defense theme development, expert witness retention and opinion formulation, witness examinations, pre-trial motions, and trial presentations.

Ms. Lynch also regularly presents CE and MCLE updates on California law, including the landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats decision and its progeny, to insurance professionals across the U.S. She currently serves on the national CLM Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. In 2017, Ms. Lynch won San Diego Business Journal’s “Business Women of the Year” Award for her work on behalf of the firm. San Diego Metro and San Diego Business Journal selected her as a “Top 40 Under 40” in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Ms. Lynch was listed among San Diego Business Journal’s “Women of Influence in Law” in 2021.

Ms. Lynch earned her J.D., cum laude, in 2011 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she served as the Outside Articles Editor for the University of Hawaii Law Review. After graduation, she clerked at the Hawaii Supreme Court for Associate Justice James Duffy. Ms. Lynch is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado.

In her free time, Ms. Lynch enjoys being active outdoors, visiting her family in Colorado, and learning to knit. She is perpetually in search of the best burrito in Southern California.

Recent Posts

Cayce Lynch, Kristi Blackwell, and Susan Oliver selected for Women of Influence in Law by San Diego Business Journal

San Diego Business Journal– June 21, 2022

Cayce Lynch, Kristi Blackwell, and Susan Oliver have been chosen as winners of this year’s Women of Influence in Law presented by San Diego Business Journal.

Litigation Funding Contributes to Downfall of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne – Why it Matters for The Insurance Defense Industry

he case against powerhouse plaintiff’s lawyer Tom Girardi and his now former wife Erika Jayne, a singer and star of reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” is filled with all the details of a juicy crime novel and as many twists and turns as a Six Flags roller coaster.  

Insurance Defense Commentary on the #FreeBritney Movement

Britney Spears’ conservatorship is now over.  The pop star pushed for years to end the conservatorship – an arrangement that began in 2008 and controlled most aspects of her life.  Spears’ life decisions regarding her personal relationships, work, finances, and medical decisions were all controlled by the California court-ordered conservatorship for over 13 years.

Beyond the Pandemic: Making Flexibility and Support the Standard for Working Attorneys

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the legal industry.  The last 18 months have illuminated the daily pressures lawyers encounter balancing a litigation caseload with the myriad of life’s demands.  As a result of these pressures and the changing demands on working professionals brought on by the pandemic, some attorneys who have worked diligently to establish a law practice are finding themselves choosing between their legal career and their own wellbeing.  Tyson & Mendes believes attorneys contemplating their current work-life integration do not need to leave the practice of law – they just need to join the right law firm. 

Evolving to Meet a Changing Workforce: Tyson & Mendes’ New Hourly Attorney Program Addresses the “Great Resignation”

We see the headlines every day: more and more attorneys are leaving the practice of law. After the last year and a half, who can blame them? The COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain many working professionals. Some lawyers are struggling to find a balance between working from home and juggling parental responsibilities, caring for aging parents, or protecting their own physical and mental health.

Howell Update: Unpaid Medical Liens Ruled Admissible in Latest California Appellate Decision

Yesterday the California Court of Appeals for the Second District issued a blow to defendants in its Malak Melvin Abdul Qaadir v. Ubaldo Gurrola Figueroa et al. published decision. The Court held unpaid medical bills, including medical treatment provided on a lien basis, is admissible to prove the reasonable value of plaintiff’s past medical damages at trial.  The Qaadir decision further erodes the protections to defendants provided by Tyson & Mendes’ victory in the 2011 Howell v. Hamilton Meats California Supreme Court Case.

Congratulations to Our 2021 Tyson & Mendes Trial Academy Graduates!

In March, an inaugural class of 48 Tyson & Mendes attorneys embarked on a three-month journey to deepen their trial expertise through a new, rigorous “TM Trial Academy.” This robust training program supports Tyson & Mendes’ continuous efforts to be the best law firm to work for, the best law firm for attorney professional development, and the best trial lawyers in the country to serve our clients. The firm also sees this program as an integral tool for training the next generation of defense trial attorneys.

Cayce Lynch and Kristi Blackwell Selected for Women of Influence in Law for 2021 by SDBJ

San Diego Business Journal – June 28

Cayce Lynch and Kristi Blackwell Selected for Women of Influence in Law for 2021 by SDBJ

CLM Magazine Weekly: Conducting Thorough, Ethical Investigations in Third-Party Claims

CLM Magazine Weekly – June 2021

Rarely do claims professionals play a role in limiting liability, often because a loss has already occurred by the time they receive a new matter. That is one of the biggest differentiators in specializing in cyber-related claims, according to our next most-memorable claim interviewee, Christine Flammer.

SDBJ Selects Cayce Lynch

San Diego Business Journal – December 6, 2020

Cayce Lynch was selected by San Diego Business Journal as one of the Most Influential People in San Diego.


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