Richard Somes - Partner

Richard Somes is the Managing Partner of the Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office.  His practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, products liability, personal injury, surety law, construction, medical malpractice, toxic and mass torts, and employment law.

Mr. Somes has extensive litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state courts throughout California and in Federal courts. He has been extremely successful in defending cases for his clients while saving them millions of dollars throughout his career. He is also proficient at stepping into large cases throughout the litigation process and providing extensive evaluations and readying the cases for a successful outcome at trial. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Somes worked for the Marriott Corporation in their loss prevention department.

Mr. Somes graduated from Western State University, College of Law. While he was in law school, he received the Honorary Distinguished Student Award. He was also the Vice President of the Student Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Somes was an extern for the Honorable Robert W. Alberts in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Somes was also in charge of the adopt-a-school program while in law school. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Irvine where he played NCAA water polo. He is also admitted to the United States District Courts in the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California. Mr. Somes is a member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, the Orange County Bar, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the Mater Dei Alumni Association.

Outside the office, Mr. Somes enjoys spending time with his family, following USC football, working out, and spending time at the beach.

 

Recent Posts

New Partner Spotlight: Rick Somes

For our August Professional Spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Richard Somes, Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ new Orange County office. Rick has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts throughout California, where his practice focuses on general liability, premises liability, personal injury, surety law, construction, medical malpractice, toxic and mass torts, and employment law. He…

Tyson & Mendes Continues California Expansion with Orange County Office

The Recorder – August 6, 2019

Tyson & Mendes, which recently just bought a building in Novato to accommodate its Northern California growth, is also expanding to the South with a new location in Orange County.

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Tyson & Mendes Opens Orange County Office Amid Firm’s Expansion: Experienced Litigator Richard Somes to Serve as Managing Partner of New Location

SAN DIEGO (August 5, 2019) – Tyson & Mendes LLP has expanded to Orange County with a new office that will be led by new Managing Partner Richard Somes. The location will allow the leading insurance defense firm to increase its complex litigation work in the region for a wide array of clients.

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