Mina Miserlis - Partner

Mina Miserlis is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office with over 20 years of litigation and trial experience. She leads the firm’s multi-attorney Complex Trial Team, focusing on complex personal injury matters.

Ms. Miserlis has successfully tried several cases throughout California, including alleged traumatic brain injury and multi-million dollar claims. Along with Bob Tyson, Ms. Miserlis obtained a verdict of $26,000 in a personal injury matter alleging brain damage and lost earning capacity in which the plaintiff sought over $30 million in damages. She also obtained a defense verdict on behalf of the premises owner in a personal injury matter in which the plaintiff sought over $1 million in damages.

Ms. Miserlis is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994) and Loyola Law School (J.D., 1997). She is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers.

In her spare time, Ms. Miserlis enjoys running, yoga, and reading.



Recent Posts

Tyson & Mendes Launches New Subsidiary, TM HALO®, to Win Your Biggest Trials: New Trial Firm Devoted Solely to Winning Major Civil Jury Trials

SAN DIEGO (July 15, 2021) – Leading insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the launch of TM HALO®, a new high-stakes trial firm that uses value billing when parachuting in to defend corporations, insurance companies, and insureds in major civil jury trials.

Meet Tyson & Mendes’ First Female Equity Partner

In 2018, Tyson & Mendes will shine a spotlight on our female attorneys to celebrate their hard work, achievements and contributions to the firm.  This month, Mina Miserlis joined Bob Tyson and Pat Mendes as the firm’s third Equity Partner since its inception in 2002.  We could not think of a better candidate to kick off our series!

Miserlis Named Partner at Tyson & Mendes

San Diego Daily Transcript – August 10, 2015

Tyson & Mendes, which has an office in La Jolla, has promoted Mina Miserlis to partner.


Fourth District Finds Costs of Proof Warranted Where Defense Denied Liability in Case With Disputed Facts

In the recent Fourth District case Grace v. Mansourian (2015) 2015 WL 3539748, the appellate court held the plaintiffs were entitled to recover costs of proving liability and damages after the defendants denied certain requests for admission, concluding defendants had no reasonable basis for denying these issues.

California Case Law Update

MEDIATION/LEGAL MALPRACTICE Amis v. Greenberg 2015 WL 1245902 (Cal.App.2 Dist.) Facts: Plaintiff filed suit against his former attorneys, alleging they committed malpractice by causing him to enter a settlement converting the

California Appellate Court Holds Denials of Requests for Admission Inadmissible At Trial

The First District Court of Appeal in Gonsalves v. Li (2015) WL 164606, recently held as a matter of first impression that a defendant’s denials of requests for admission are not admissible at trial in an ordinary personal injury action.

Property Owner May Owe Duty of Care For Failure to Warn of Risks On Adjacent Highway

The Second District Court of Appeal recently reversed a demurrer sustained in favor of a restaurant owner for injuries occurring on a public highway beyond the restaurant premises.

California Supreme Court to Review What Constitutes the Performance of Professional Services for Application of the One-Year Statute of Limitations

The California Supreme Court recently granted an attorney’s petition for review of a recent Fourth District Court of Appeal case, Lee v. Hanley (2014) 227 Cal.App.4th 1295, regarding application of the one-year legal malpractice statute of limitations.

Calculations of Prevailing Attorney Fees May Rely on Rates Exceeding the Actual Rate Charged

The First District in Syers Properties III, Inc. v. Rankin (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 691 addressed the computation of attorney fees awards for the prevailing party in a legal malpractice action, holding that the trial court’s determination of the “reasonable rate” in its calculation could exceed the actual rate charged to the insurance company.

Recovery of Contractual Attorney Fees By Attorney Litigants

The Second District Court of Appeal in Soni v. Wellmike Enterprise Co. Ltd. (2014) 169 Cal.Rptr.3d 631 recently surveyed the relevant case law concerning attorney fee awards to attorney litigants.

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