Jennifer Merringer Veal - Partner

Jennifer Merringer Veal is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Seattle office. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, professional licensure issues, appellate practice in state and federal court, and general liability defense.

Ms. Veal is skilled in translating complex medical facts into persuasive arguments for the defense of medical professionals and institutions. In addition to numerous successful summary judgments, she has obtained defense verdicts in cases involving orthopedic injuries, alleged medication errors, and surgical infection. She has also advised clients on a variety of HIPAA issues, secured a six figure judgment for a health care system for reimbursement of medical costs incurred by an inmate/detainee, and handled a multitude of professional licensure matters brought by the Department of Health/Washington Medical Commission.

Ms. Veal obtained her J.D., with distinction, in 2009 from the University of Nebraska School of Law where she served as a Member and Executive Editor for the Nebraska Law Review. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in 2005 from the University of Puget Sound.

A third generation Gig Harbor native, Ms. Veal enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and their large extended family. Her time outside of work is spent traveling, cooking, baking, gardening, paddle boarding, fly fishing, and volunteering on non-profit boards.

Recent Posts

Causation Instructions Cause Trouble

Significant costs are invested to obtain a defense verdict.  Experienced trial lawyers realize it is equally important to avoid inviting error which will result in a costly retrial…

Tyson & Mendes Successfully Defends Washington Healthcare Group in $111 Million Medical Malpractice Case, Defeating Junk Science Attack on Abusive Head Trauma

SEATTLE (November 15, 2021) – In a high-profile medical malpractice case against a pediatric cardiologist and his group, as well as a local children’s hospital, a Pierce County Superior Court jury returned a defense verdict in Link v. MultiCare Health System, et. al. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict on October 29, rejecting the plaintiff’s $111 million damages claim in which plaintiff’s experts alleged that dysphagic choking, cerebral venous thrombosis (CVST) or reflex apnea could explain the infant’s grave neurological injuries.

Tyson & Mendes Adds New Health Care Group Head, 2 Attys

Law 360 Pulse – July 22, 2021

Insurance-focused litigation firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has appointed a recent recruit based in California as the new head of its health care group, and expanded the group with two Washington state partners.

Tyson & Mendes Expands Healthcare Practice, Appoints Margaret Holm as Chair: Two Additional Attorneys Brought on to Expand Practice Group Capabilities

SAN DIEGO (July 20, 2021) – Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the expansion of its Healthcare Practice Group with the appointment of industry-leading trial and appellate litigator Margaret “Peggy” Holm as chair and the addition of two new attorneys joining the firm’s rapidly-growing specialty practice group.

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