Kelly Ryan - Associate

Kelly Ryan is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability and insurance defense.

Ms. Ryan’s prior experience as a prosecutor allows her to effectively advocate for her clients. She has conducted 15 jury trials to verdict and successfully drafted and argued dozens of motions, including motions in limine and motions to suppress evidence. She has also acted as lead counsel on several restitution hearings, where she won favorable judgements for victims of crimes who had suffered loss of property.

Ms. Ryan earned her B.A. from University of Connecticut in 2012, where should majored in Political Science and Human Rights. She earned her J.D. from University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2016. While at USC, Ms. Ryan gained valuable advocacy experience in the Post-Conviction Justice Project Clinic, where she represented clients serving life sentences in parole hearings across California.

Outside of the office, Ms. Ryan enjoys cheering for the New England Patriots and riding horses.

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Colorado Case Law Update

Brown v. American Standard Insurance Company of Wisconsin (January 24, 2019 WL 302838)

Cancellation of issued insurance policies must be based on accurate information.


Plaintiff Michael Brown purchased a motorcycle insurance policy from American Standard. Soon after, American Standard mailed a notice to Mr. Brown canceling the policy because he did not have a valid driver’s license.  Mr. Brown did not dispute the cancellation. He was then in a motorcycle accident and sustained serious injuries.  When Mr. Brown made a claim for benefits pursuant to the American Standard uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, American Standard denied the claim due to lack of coverage.

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