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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 2014 California Case Law Update