Harry Harrison - Partner

Harry Harrison is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on personal injury, employment, and the defense of entity and organization defendants involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr. Harrison has litigated hundreds of civil matters and is experienced in every component of a civil dispute from pre-lawsuit negotiations through trial and appeal. He has regularly handled matters in the following areas: business; personal injury, including auto accidents, premises liability, and catastrophic loss; employment litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour; construction; environmental; insurance; products liability; professional liability, including real estate, legal, accounting, and insurance; sexual tort defense; toxic tort; and class actions, including employment and consumer.

Mr. Harrison was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and earned his B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University in 1995. After spending two years as a claims adjuster with State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, Mr. Harrison attended the University of San Diego School of Law earning his J.D. in May 2000. That same year, Mr. Harrison was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court, Southern and Central Districts of California. Mr. Harrison is or has been a member of the American Inns of Court (Louis M. Welsh Chapter), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the San Diego County Bar Association, the National Eagle Scout Association and was recently elected by his colleagues in San Diego to act as a board member for the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Harrison has also been selected by his peers and colleagues as one of the Top San Diego Attorneys, as seen in The San Diego Daily Transcript, and has been named one of San Diego’s Super Lawyers for multiple years by Super Lawyers magazine.

When not practicing law, Mr. Harrison enjoys spending time with his wife and children and enjoys hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and skiing.

Recent Posts

Tyson & Mendes Saves School District Nearly $30 Million in Sexual Assault Trial

LOS ANGELES (May 12, 2022) – Nationwide civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today a major victory in a $30.6 million sexual assault jury trial against Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, in which the jury awarded less than 3% of the plaintiff’s demand at trial.

Tyson & Mendes Promotes Two to Partner in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (October 13, 2021) – Leading civil litigation and insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes announced today the promotion of attorneys Emily Berman and Harry Harrison to partner. Both are based in the firm’s San Diego office.

“Use It or Lose It” No More – Colorado Supreme Court Weighs in on Employee’s Rights to Compensation for Accrued Vacation Pay

On June 14, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Nieto v. Clark’s Market, Inc., which provided clarification to Colorado employers and employees on the concept of “use it or lose it” vacation pay.

The Constitutionality of Caps – The High Court in Tennessee Upholds Statutory Limits on Noneconomic Damages

In February 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the state’s cap on noneconomic damages found in section 29-39-103 of the Tennessee Code Annotated.

Impacted Florida Businesses – Are they Covered for COVID-19-Related Business Losses?

As COVID-19 continues to impact every aspect of life, uncertainty abounds for Florida businesses forced to severely modify or even shutter their operations due to government mandates, health and safety risks and the excruciating reality of a global pandemic.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: What Nevada Employers and EPL Insurers Need to Know

Effective January 1, 2020, Nevada became the first state to ban most employers from utilizing pre-employment testing for marijuana in their hiring practices. Employers and their insurers need to be cognizant of this new law and avoid the pitfalls associated with the commonly-accepted practice of making hiring decisions contingent on pre-hire drug tests.

The Nevada Gaming Commission Takes Aim at Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, Increase Penalties for Violations

To bolster the already existing State and Federal laws prohibiting workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, the Nevada Gaming Commission (the “Commission”) has recently adopted its own policies tied to the gaming licenses it issues throughout the state. Publications have noted that Nevada has owned the unwanted title of leader in sexual harassment complaints per capita in the United States. Whether that is the product of a…

Breaking Down New York’s Child Victims Act

In New York, 2019 has brought sweeping changes to the time limits applicable to matters arising from childhood sexual abuse. Through what is commonly known as the Child Victims Act (“CVA”), legal action for childhood sexual abuse will be available for longer periods of time and many civil cases previously barred by the passage of time may now be pursued by individuals alleging abuse suffered as children. New York is no longer one of the most…

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