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William Johnson - Partner

wjohnson@tysonmendes.com

Nashville, TN: (858) 459-4400

San Diego, CA: (858) 459-4400

Los Angeles, CA: (213) 745-8600

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William Johnson is the Managing Partner at Tyson & Mendes’ Nashville office. His practice focuses on defending against claims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual torts, including childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, medical malpractice, and employment practices liability. Mr. Johnson has represented skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, physicians, hospitals, religious institutions, and many others.

Mr. Johnson is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in all facets of litigation, representing individual and entity defendants in state and federal courts in Tennessee and California.

Mr. Johnson obtained his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1996, graduating cum laude. He obtained his B.A. from the University of California at Davis. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and California.

In his free time, Mr. Johnson enjoys spending time with his wife and son as they explore Tennessee’s beauty.

Recent Posts

Tennessee Supreme Court Holds Damage Cap on Noneconomic Damages Limits Recovery

Noneconomic damages often make up a large portion of Nuclear Verdicts™.  Defense attorneys will be happy to know there is a new interpretation of “damage cap” at play in Tennessee after the ruling in Yebuah v. Ctr. for Urological Treatment, PLC.[i]  The Tennessee Supreme Court’s ruling is a small step in the right direction for the defense.  In the case, the court reviewed whether the statutory cap on noneconomic damages applies separately to a spouse’s loss of consortium claim pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-39-102, thus allowing each plaintiff to receive an award of up to $750,000 in noneconomic damages.

New Partner Spotlight: William Johnson

This month, we are pleased to introduce William (“Bill”) Johnson, Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ new branch in Nashville, Tennessee! Bill is a skilled trial attorney with extensive experience in all facets of litigation, including defending against claims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual torts, including childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, medical malpractice, and employment practices liability. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team! Learn more about Bill below.

California-based firm expands to Nashville

Nashville Post – September 11, 2020

Insurance defense outfit taps William Johnson to lead new office

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National litigation firm Tyson & Mendes to open Nashville-area office

Nashville Business Journal – September 11, 2020

National law firm Tyson & Mendes has chosen Nashville for its next office.

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California-Based Law Firm Opens New Nashville Office

Tennessee Bar Association – September 11, 2020

California-based insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes has opened a new office in Nashville, with litigator William “Bill” Johnson serving as managing partner for the new branch, the Nashville Post reports.

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Tyson & Mendes opens, names managing partner

The Ledger – September 18, 2020

Insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP is launching its first office in Tennessee and has named litigator William Johnson managing partner for the new Nashville branch.

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Tyson & Mendes Opens 11th Office in Nashville, Names William Johnson Managing Partner: Expanding Insurance Defense Firm Adds Former Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Partner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 10, 2020) – Less than a month after opening its 10th office in Chicago, insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the launch of its first office in Tennessee and the addition of litigator William Johnson, who will act as Managing Partner for the new Nashville branch.

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