Heather Bean is the Managing Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on general liability, personal injury, premises liability and products liability claims. As a leader in the firm’s Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality practice group, Ms. Bean also advises clients on risk management and strategy issues.
Ms. Bean has successfully obtained dismissals through demurrers and Motions For Summary Judgment on issues involving premises liability and dangerous condition of public property. She has extensive experience in settling claims and has navigated hundreds of favorable settlements on behalf of her clients. In addition, she also has considerable experience in handling contractual claims and recently prevailed at trial on issues involving indemnity and declaratory relief, where her client was awarded a significant six-figure verdict. Ms. Bean has also briefed and argued numerous appeals before the California Courts of Appeal and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Ms. Bean received her B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2000, followed by her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 2003. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court – Central District of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.
Ms. Bean is a classically trained pianist, who enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.