Louis R. Barella is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. He specializes in personal injury and general liability defense. Mr. Barella has successfully defended and resolved hundreds of matters for his clients.
Mr. Barella has prepared and argued numerous motions that disposed of causes of actions and resulted in significantly reduced exposure against his clients. He has settled many personal injury cases within insurance policy limits in which the alleged damages exceeded the limits of the policy.
Mr. Barella earned his J.D. from Whittier College School of Law in 1984. He obtained his B.S. from the University of San Francisco. He is licensed to practice law in all districts of California. Mr. Barella is a native of San Francisco.
In his free time, Mr. Barella enjoys spending time with his 23-year-old son, playing softball in the San Francisco Lawyers League, and attending all kinds of concerts.
As businesses in California remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, their owners have looked to recoup their losses by turning to their insurance policies. The American Property Casualty Insurance Association estimated nationwide virus-related losses to businesses with 100 or fewer employees would amount to between $220 billion and $383 billion a month. (S.F. Chronicle, April 28, 2020). About one-third of U.S. Businesses have…