Cayce E. Lynch



Cayce E. Lynch is the firm’s Administrative Partner. As part of the strategic leadership team, she drives the formulation, development, and execution of Tyson & Mendes’ administrative functions firmwide and has led the firm through a period of unprecedented growth and innovation.

Ms. Lynch has helped the firm more than double its size and raise its profile as a leading national civil and insurance defense firm. She founded the Tyson & Mendes Women’s Initiative, Young Professionals Group, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee. These groups provide mentoring and support for the firm’s female, up-and-coming, and underrepresented attorneys and staff, as well as insurance professionals across the country. She also founded Tyson & Mendes University, the firm’s internal education program, which ensures consistent training to all Tyson & Mendes attorneys – a level of education unmatched in the insurance defense industry. She regularly presents CE and MCLE updates on Nuclear Verdicts® and California law, including the landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats decision and its progeny, to insurance professionals across the U.S. Ms. Lynch is also honored to serve as faculty for the Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute.

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

Ms. Lynch currently serves as Chair of the national CLM Alternative Dispute Resolution Community. In 2017, she 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. She was listed among San Diego Business Journal’s “Women of Influence in Law” in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and “Leader of Influence in Law” in 2023. CLM named her one of its inaugural “Phenoms Under 40” in 2022.

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 spending time with her husband and two daughters, being active outdoors, visiting her extended family in Colorado, learning new Italian recipes, and crocheting. She is perpetually in search of the best burrito in Southern California.