Derek Earley - Senior Counsel

Derek Earley is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office. His practice focuses on defense of personal injury, general commercial liability, professional liability, and business litigation matters.

Mr. Earley has extensive litigation experience, having represented individuals, property owners, transportation companies, developers, contractors, property management companies, and other businesses in state and federal courts throughout California. He has achieved favorable results for his clients during all phases of pretrial litigation, including complex discovery matters and motion practice, depositions, dispositive motions, and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Earley attended San Diego State University, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Earley is licensed to practice law in the State of California. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in the Central and Southern District of California and is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

In his free time, Mr. Earley enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. He also enjoys traveling, listening to jazz, and reading nonfiction.

Recent Posts

What is a Qualified Settlement Fund and How Does It Work?

The scenario is not hard to imagine. An attorney has spent over a year litigating a hard-fought case involving a serious brain injury. The injured plaintiff is represented by an aggressive law firm whose principal trial lawyer has a winning record. Plaintiff’s wife has a valuable consortium claim. Various medical providers have liens that must be resolved. There is talk of a structured settlement.

California v. Texas: What Does It Mean?

In California v. Texas,i the Supreme Court of the United States heldii Texas and other states, as well as two individual plaintiffs, do not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of the minimum essential health provision (also known as the “individual mandate”) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).

California’s Second District Court of Appeal: Property Owners Have No Duty to Provide Adequate Onsite Parking for Guests

Does the owner of an apartment building, condominium complex, or any other property have a duty to provide adequate onsite parking for guests?

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