Cinnamon J. Carr is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. Her practice focuses on personal injury defense, including general liability, auto, premises liability, and wrongful death, as well as property damage and defamation cases.
Ms. Carr has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state courts throughout California and in federal district courts. Ms. Carr also has experience arguing before the California Courts of Appeal. Ms. Carr is adept at analyzing complex matters involving multiple parties and unique intersections of law.
Ms. Carr obtained her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2012, where she graduated cum laude. She also served on Law Review and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003.
In her free time, Ms. Carr enjoys training her dog, Vivian, and almost any activity outside in the California sun.
On January 1, 2020, the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act (SB 188) went into effect in California. The CROWN Act (“the Act”) was drafted by State Senator Holly Mitchell, and was signed into law on July 3, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. The CROWN Act is the first legislation at the state level to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles and hair texture.
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As many states pass regulations that permit the medical and recreational use of marijuana, the implications of such usage have not been fully realized in the context of litigation in motor vehicle accidents. While plaintiffs are quick to associate defendant’s legal use of marijuana as the cause of the accident, defendants also need to be aware that plaintiff’s use can also be a contributing factor. Establishing it as such can, however, be a challenge.