Grace Song - Associate

Grace Song is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and products liability.

Ms. Song has experience representing skilled nursing facilities and corporations in state courts throughout California. In particular, Ms. Song drafted numerous motions for summary judgment, including one on behalf of a nursing home parent company.  The motion was granted by the court, allowing the parent company to be dismissed from the action entirely. Further, Ms. Song is adept at preparing percipient witnesses in any case and making them feel at ease before their deposition or testimony at trial.

Ms. Song obtained her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2015, where she served on the Review of Law and Social Justice journal. She obtained her B.S. from Chapman University in 2012, where she co-founded the collegiate service organization, Circle K.

In her free time, Ms. Song enjoys practicing taekwondo and outdoor photography.

Recent Posts

Statutory Exceptions to Nevada’s Collateral Source Rule

The collateral source rule provides, if an injured party received compensation for his or her injuries from a source independent of the tortfeasor, this payment should not be deducted from damages which plaintiff would otherwise collect from the tortfeasor. (Proctor v. Castelletti, (1996) 112 Nev. 88, 90 n.1, 911.) While California has departed from the collateral source rule since Howell v. Hamilton Meats, Nevada courts still strictly adhere to it, with few exceptions.

Nevada Supreme Court Disrupts Ninth Circuit’s Bourne Valley Decision by Holding HOA Foreclosure Statutes do not Offend Due Process

In a much anticipated decision, the Nevada Supreme Court finally put to rest the question of whether Nevada’s homeowner association (HOA) lien foreclosure statutes require notice to junior lienholders.  The Nevada Supreme Court’s unanimous en banc holding in SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. Bank of New York Mellon, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 58 (2018) explicitly denounced the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ prior construction of such statutes, and established new precedent for lower state and federal courts.

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