Natasha K. Zaslove is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Her practice focuses primarily on general liability, personal injury, complex construction, medical malpractice, and general business matters.
Ms. Zaslove began practicing as a defense litigator immediately after graduating law school. She was in court and depositions her first week as a lawyer, and tenaciously defended clients in construction, business, intellectual property, personal injury, and other matters for six years. Ms. Zaslove transitioned to administration in the major global law firm environment where she managed litigation practice groups as well as recruiting, professional development, and diversity programs. She returns to the practice of law bringing with her a wealth of experience, insight, and professionalism gained from her years in law firm management.
Ms. Zaslove recently authored three summary judgment motions in high-profile medical malpractice cases on standard of care and causation that resulted in non-oppositions and defense judgments. Ms. Zaslove also recently obtained a dismissal in a $2.5 million lawsuit, when halfway through the deposition of plaintiff, plaintiff’s counsel asked to dismiss the case for a waiver of fees and costs. Ms. Zaslove has negotiated several nominal settlements and early dismissals in high-stakes cases through diligent efforts to gather information and engage in persuasive dialogue with opposing counsel.
Ms. Zaslove graduated from Columbia College in New York in 1991, earning a B.A. in English. She earned her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1995 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year.
Ms. Zaslove serves as a Volunteer Attorney with Legal Aid of Marin and is a frequent participant in LAM’s Community Court program. She serves as general counsel and legal advisor for a local nonprofit yoga foundation. Ms. Zaslove is a yoga teacher and instructs regular yoga and meditation classes in San Francisco, Marin, and the Wine Country. She is a San Francisco native and currently resides in beautiful Marin County.
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