Daniel Fallon - Partner

Dan Fallon is a Partner in the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Fallon leads a group of litigators specializing in professional liability, personal injury, general commercial liability, and business litigation. Admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts, Mr. Fallon has significant experience developing and executing litigation strategies to the benefit of his individual and corporate clients.

In defense of his professional clients, Mr. Fallon secured a directed verdict against negligence and fraud allegations and achieved a substantial judgment defending an alleged breach of fiduciary duty with requests for punitive damages, which judgment was upheld on appeal. He also negotiated a beneficial settlement on behalf of a high-profile Los Angeles real estate broker in a contentious lawsuit involving allegations of toxic torts and intentional misrepresentation related to a multi-million-dollar mansion sold by a Grammy-winning artist to a noted cultural institution. In the area of personal injury litigation, Mr. Fallon successfully drafted and argued a motion for summary judgment in favor of his general contractor client in a multi-party wrongful death lawsuit. He also obtained dismissal with prejudice of a traumatic brain injury case in defense of a well-known historic business following successful challenges to the allegations.

Mr. Fallon attended Hamilton College in upstate New York and worked at a multi-national law firm on Wall Street before obtaining his law degree at the University of San Diego School of Law. He served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Defense Lawyers and is a Barrister with the American Inn of Court, Hon. William B. Enright Chapter.

Outside the practice of law, Mr. Fallon is a Trustee for a foundation supporting non-profit organizations throughout the country. He enjoys the arts, culinary adventure, and travel with his wife, including journeys to Kenya and Sri Lanka.

Recent Posts

San Diego Attorney Journal Announces Recent Tyson & Mendes Win

San Diego Attorney Journal – April 1, 2019

Jury finds San Diego accountant not liable in professional malpractice trial. Following a two-week trial in San Diego, a California Superior Court jury has found accountant Roy Hosaka and his firm, Hosaka Nagel & Co., not liable in a $2 million malpractice case.


Jury Finds San Diego Accountant Not Liable in Professional Malpractice Trial

SAN DIEGO (March 11, 2019) – Following a two-week trial in San Diego, a California Superior Court jury has found accountant Roy Hosaka and his firm, Hosaka Nagel & Co., not liable in a $2 million malpractice case. Tyson & Mendes attorneys Dan Fallon and Garry McCarthy represented Mr. Hosaka and Hosaka Nagel & Co. in the high-stakes professional malpractice case, which alleged fraudulent nondisclosure and breach of fiduciary duty.

Exploring the Defense Arsenal: How to attack inflated damages in professional malpractice and catastrophic injury cases

CLM – September 10, 2018

With the rising costs of medical, rehabilitation, and long-term care, the increase in special damages can be exponentially impactful to jury verdicts and settlements. The gross exposure from cases not only affects carriers, but also creates concerns for policyholders relative to policy limits, premiums, and professional reputations.


Tyson & Mendes LLP Names Two San Diego-based Partners

SAN DIEGO (May 25, 2017) – Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP today promoted attorneys Cayce Lynch and Dan Fallon to partners in the firm’s San Diego headquarters.

Tyson & Mendes Promotes 2 to Partner

San Diego Metro – May 26, 2017

Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP today promoted attorneys Cayce Lynch and Daniel Fallon to partners in the firm’s San Diego headquarters.


Mediation: Give a Little to Get a Lot

I know, I know – as a claims professional you do not want to give a dime at mediation! But in order to get what you want, you need to give a little bit. I am not even referring to money. We all know money is the primary motivator of claimants and plaintiffs, so if you are not willing to throw money at them, you need a strategy to bring them into the realm of reality to reach a reasonable resolution at mediation. Let’s take a look at what you can give your opponent in order to get the settlement you want.

Winning Before Trial Even Starts: Effective Motions in Limine

“Ready, set, GO!” With those words, the trial judge tells the attorneys to proceed with opening statements. The trial has commenced. The battle is on! Or so we are led to believe.

Gatekeepers and Keymasters: Admissibility of Expert Testimony at Trial

While juries play a most significant role in the outcome of litigation, we all know cases often come down to a battle of the experts. Stretching credulity under a shield of impressive credentials, experts often make unfounded leaps and bounds in an attempt to sway the impressionable minds of jurors. To protect jurors and parties from speculation disguised as reasoned expert opinion, the California Supreme Court issued its game-changing opinion in Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern California (2012) 55 Cal. 4th 747.

The Limits of Wrongful Death: Serious Claims Require Serious Considerations of Applicable Policy Limits

Life is precious. When it is lost prematurely, the grief and anger of the decedent’s family and loved ones can be immeasurable. They often turn to the legal system to measure their loss by way of a wrongful death lawsuit against the individual or corporate entity believed to be at fault for the unfortunate situation.

IT’S ALIVE! A Corporate Defendant’s Life After Dissolution

In our legal system where corporate entities are deemed to be “persons,” it has become relevant and wise to ask: Is this corporation alive or dead? Your determination will greatly

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