Christopher Schon is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He specializes in high exposure catastrophic personal injury and general liability defense. Mr. Schon also assists privately held businesses in state regulatory and compliance matters.
Mr. Schon has successfully defended and resolved hundreds of matters for his clients. He successfully litigated a six-day civil jury trial as second chair where he obtained a verdict substantially below plaintiff’s demand. Mr. Schon has prepared and argued numerous trial and pre-trial motions that disposed of causes of actions and resulted in significantly reduced exposure against his clients. He has settled many personal injury cases within insurance policy limits in which the alleged damages exceeded the limits of the policy.
Mr. Schon earned his J.D. from Western State College of Law in 2013, where he served on the negotiations team and participated in various competitions throughout California. He obtained his B.A. from San Diego State University where he graduated with distinction. Mr. Schon is a member of the Welsh Inn of Court. He is licensed to practice law in all districts of California. Mr. Schon is a native San Diegan.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, supporting the Aztecs and Padres, spending time outdoors, and chasing the ever elusive goal of hitting a hole in one.
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