Damian M. Fletcher is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Florida office. Mr. Fletcher has over 20 years’ experience proactively managing liability risks and investigating accidents resulting in catastrophic losses in state and federal courts across the country. He regularly defends tort claims involving industrial accidents, contaminated drugs, products liability, environmental contamination, medical malpractice, trucking and other vehicular accidents, negligent security and discrimination.
While Mr. Fletcher left his partnership at a national Am Law 200 law firm to manage Tyson & Mendes’ Florida operations, he is first and foremost an accomplished trial lawyer. Some examples of Mr. Fletcher’s success include a defense verdict with local counsel on behalf of a retailer sued for false arrest and malicious prosecution of a customer thought to have been shoplifting, who also accused the client of racial profiling. He prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment in a premises liability case and an award of attorney’s fees against a sub-contractor. In another premises liability matter, Mr. Fletcher obtained a defense verdict and a $250,000 attorney’s fee judgment on behalf of a retailer. He prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of an educational institution in a mold contamination case brought by one of its employees. Finally, Mr. Fletcher obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case brought by a retired surgeon who claimed the client failed to diagnose a vascular occlusion in his leg leading to amputation after a failed embolectomy.
Mr. Fletcher attended the University of Florida, where he earned his B.S. in Journalism and Communications in 1991 and was a member of Florida Blue Key and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. In 1995, he received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. Mr. Fletcher is licensed to practice in Florida, Washington, D.C., and all three Florida Federal District Courts. He was awarded the AV Preeminent® Rating, the highest possible rating, by Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability. He has been active in RIMS, CLM, National Bar Association Commercial Law Section, and Bar Associations in the counties of Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Hillsborough.
Mr. Fletcher has served as an adjunct assistant professor for pharmacy law in the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida. He enjoys physical fitness, all outdoor activities, travel and coaching his son in AAU Track and Field. He serves on the Board of Directors for Faye Clark’s New Horizons, group homes for disabled adults.