Kevin Yee is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. He specializes in premises liability and personal injury defense.
Mr. Yee has represented client in litigation matters throughout Southern California for more than 10 years. Mr. Yee serves as multi-state firm liaison for CBRE, Inc. Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Mr. Yee resolved numerous litigation matters including wildfire litigation, consumer law, financial elder abuse claims, and complex disputes in trust and probate litigation.
In 2006, Mr. Yee graduated from U.C. San Diego cum laude with a B.A in International Studies, Political Science with a focus in Chinese Studies. Mr. Yee graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2009. During law school, Mr. Yee served as Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Ronald S. Prager at the San Diego Superior Court and as a Legal Intern with the United Stated Attorney’s Office.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Yee enjoys running with his wife and volunteering at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he serves as a Tide Pool Interpreter for the public.
Motorcycle lane splitting has long been a controversial topic. State laws throughout the country differ on whether lane splitting is legal and how lane splitting is analyzed in personal injury litigation. From a policy perspective, many view the practice of travelling between lanes in heavy traffic as inherently dangerous behavior while others focus on the benefits of lane splitting to the flow of traffic in congested areas.
With the passage of California Senate Bill 54, also known as California’s “sanctuary state” bill, immigration has been at the forefront of the California Legislature this year. Amid the ongoing debate, in the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions the California Legislature also developed and introduced bills and legislation fundamentally changing the way immigration status is can be used in California Civil Litigation matters.