Dan Cortright is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. His experience includes defense of personal injury litigation, including auto liability, premises liability, and products liability as well as toxic tort defense. Mr. Cortright has also handled employment, business, and other general and commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Cortright has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state courts throughout California and in federal district courts. Mr. Cortright is skilled at resolving cases informally without incurring the expense of trial, although he also has significant experience with trial preparation.
Mr. Cortright obtained his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 1999, where he served on the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal. He obtained his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995, where he raced on the cycling team during the entirety of his college career and was the Western Conference kilometer time trial champion in 1995.
In his free time, Mr. Cortright enjoys spending time with his wife and son, cycling and hiking.
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