David Frankenberger



David Frankenberger is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Fresno office. His practice areas includes complex litigation, trucking and transportation, premises liability, construction defect liability, products liability, medical malpractice, sexual assault and molestation, and elder abuse cases.

Mr. Frankenberger brings 27 years of experience to the firm. He most recently obtained a defense verdict in a construction defect case. Although plaintiffs asked for $1.345 million, he convinced jurors otherwise. Fresno County. In a property damage case involving more than 300 dead calves, Mr. Frankenberger represented an agricultural feed manufacturer and achieved a jury verdict of $73,000 after a demand of $800,000. In a premises liability case involving a swim club and school district, Mr. Frankenberger achieved a double defense verdict after a jury demand of more than $700,000. In a commercial trucking/personal injury/TBI case, Mr. Frankenberger represented a trucking company and one of its employees. Before trial, plaintiffs demanded $8.8 million. After two weeks in trial, the case settled for $1.3 million. Mr. Frankenberger has tried more than 20 cases through to jury verdict. He was selected as an American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Associate. Best Lawyers recognized him as a Best Lawyer in 2018-2023. Martindale-Hubbell rated him AV®-Preeminent. Thompson Reuters has selected him as a Super Lawyer each year from 2016-2022. Mr. Frankenberger is a frequent presenter and member of a number of bar associations, as well as for SCAHRM and DRI. Since 2017, he has served as the Construction Law Chair for the Fresno County Bar.

Mr. Frankenberger received his J.D. from California Western School of Law. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Frankenberger is admitted to practice in California as well as the Central, Southern, and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in California.

In his free time, Mr. Frankenberger enjoys watching live sporting events, golfing, and spontaneous road trips.