Justin Evenson - Senior Counsel


Los Angeles, CA: (213) 745-8600

San Diego, CA: (858) 459-4400

Riverside, CA: (951) 248-1260

Justin Evenson is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice focuses primarily on general liability, commercial, and insurance litigation. Mr. Evenson has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals, businesses and public entities in California state courts.

Mr. Evenson has successfully resolved a variety of cases involving complex business, personal injury, and insurance coverage disputes. He assisted as second chair for the defense in a jury trial involving a nuanced business fraud matter against an investment firm. The case resulted in a full defense verdict. He has represented nineteen individual clients in a complex civil litigation lawsuit with diverse and challenging legal and factual underpinnings. The matter resulted in favorable settlements for each client through multiple mediations and mandatory settlement conferences. He has settled numerous personal injury and construction defect cases within insurance policy limits where the damages alleged greatly exceeded the limits.

Mr. Evenson earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003. He went on to earn his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2007, where he was a member of the Business Law Society and the Moot Court Honors Board. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association. He has been a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. The San Diego Business Journal awarded him the distinction of “Best of the Bar” in recognition of his successes as a litigator.

In his free time, Mr. Evenson enjoys living an active lifestyle, including working out and surfing. Paradoxically, he also loves learning about, and drinking, craft beer. He enjoys NFL football, and was a huge Chargers fan up until the time the team left San Diego. He is currently auditioning new teams.

Recent Posts

Tyson & Mendes LLP Announces Promotions in San Diego Offices

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 15, 2018) – Civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has announced two promotions in its San Diego headquarters, elevating Justin Evenson from Senior Counsel to Team Leader and Jessica Heppenstall from Team Leader to Senior Team Leader.

How a Psychiatry Expert Can Assist the Defense from Inception through Verdict in a Sexual Abuse Case

If defense counsel has the opportunity to retain a psychiatry expert to respond to a plaintiff’s claims in a case involving alleged sexual abuse, he should never pass up the chance.  An expert in psychiatry can play an integral role in advancing defense themes from the inception of the case through verdict.

California Case Law Update

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Have you been sued by someone who has filed numerous lawsuits in the past, without prevailing? Does it seem like the plaintiff you are up against is gaming the system? You may be up against a vexatious litigant.

Do You Really Need to Attend Every Mandatory Settlement Conference?

As an adjuster, you have likely noticed the growing number of mandatory settlement conferences ordered by the Court in construction defect actions requiring your personal attendance. With a high volume case load, you are always looking for opportunities to spend your time efficiently and effectively. Sometimes, you feel like there is a good reason why you should not have to personally attend a mandatory settlement conference on behalf of every subcontractor. “There must be a way to resolve the dispute without being at the Court in person,” you think. Fortunately, your retained counsel can help!

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