Insurers: Hire More Trial Lawyers Now

Featured: Robert Tyson

Carrier Management – May 13, 2022

As the pandemic continues to wind down, and with jurors finally starting to return to large metropolitan courthouses across the country, it is becoming increasingly clear that insurance carriers are not ready to handle the impending wave of litigation that is on its way…

Teach Defense Lawyers How to Humanize Your Insureds

Author: Robert Tyson

Featured: Robert Tyson

Carrier Management – April 22, 2022

Insurance carriers, are you and your defense counsel ready for the “perfect storm” of litigation that is coming once the pandemic is over? Are your teams trained to defend against the increasing wave of nuclear verdicts—jury verdicts of $10 million or more, or those in which non-economic damage awards are disproportionate to the economic damages—that is sure to come?

Tyson & Mendes Names Haldon Greenburg New Partner

Featured: Haldon Greenburg

Attorney at Law Magazine – February 11, 2022

Greenburg joined Tyson & Mendes in 2017 and is based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. His practice focuses on the representation of individuals, businesses, and insurance carriers in matters involving claims of personal injury, construction defects, premises liability, wrongful death, first party property claims, and contract-related issues.

Mark Shanberg is Promoted to Partner in Chicago

Featured: Mark Shanberg

Mark Shanberg is Promoted to Partner in Chicago – February 11, 2022

Shanberg defends clients in high exposure and catastrophic personal injury cases involving medical liability, construction liability, product liability, trucking and transportation liability and premises liability.

On the Move: Who’s Made Partner in 2022?

Featured: Daniel Fallon

Law360 – (February 11, 2022)

Hanson Bridgett appointed Laura Long to the role of chief operating officer on Jan. 1. Long Previously served as the firm’s CFO and will continue to oversee the firm’s financial activities.


Tyson & Mendes Names Equity Partner in San Diego

Featured: Daniel Fallon

The Daily Transcript – January 26, 2022

The law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP recently promoted long-time San Diego partner Daniel Fallon to equity partner. He leads a group of litigators specializing in professional liability, personal injury, general commercial liability and business litigation.

Tyson & Mendes Announces Two New Equity Partners

Featured: Jacob Felderman, Daniel Fallon

Attorney at Law Magazine – January 19, 2022

National civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the promotion of two long-time partners to equity partner: Jacob Felderman and Daniel Fallon. These new additions bring the firm’s total equity partnership to 10, including Robert Tyson, Patrick Mendes, Mina Miserlis, James Sell, Susan Oliver, Cayce Lynch, Kristi Blackwell and Lynn Allen.

Shifting Defense Tactics for US Nuclear Verdicts™

Featured: Robert Tyson, Sheila Baker

Law 360 – December 23, 2021

The soaring costs of nuclear verdicts have reached a point where transportation companies, product makers and other defendants are more likely to accept responsibility early, hoping to sway juries with their own suggestions of damage amounts and avoid the headline-grabbing awards that have put some in financial straits.

Year’s Surging Demand Leaves Mid-Law Flush But Scrambling

Law 360 – December 22, 2021

Mid-Law overall saw strong financial performance in 2021, benefiting from the increase in demand for legal work, but faced challenges as a hot legal talent market put pressure on many mid-size, regional and boutique firms, making recruiting more difficult and leaving them vulnerable to poaching from BigLaw.

The Most Influential People in San Diego – SD 500

San Deigo Business Journal – November 29, 2021

In 2021, the stars aligned for San Diego. The city finally shed its “small town” image to become a bona fide global hotbed of innovation, entrepreneurial energy and business leadership.

San Diego’s world-class transformation has been driven by the vision and accomplishments of the leaders profiled in this year’s edition of the SD500. From civic and lifestyle champions to pioneers in blue tech, biotech, high tech, life sciences, real estate and finance, the San Diego Business Journal’s SD500 are the human capital powering the region’s unparalleled prosperity.

Why Legal Operations is Top of Mind for Midsize Firm Tyson & Mendes

Featured: Jacob Felderman – October 26, 2021

Tyson & Mendes, a San Diego-based midsize insurance defense firm, has named longtime partner Jake Felderman its inaugural head of legal operations.

Felderman joined Tyson & Mendes in 2011 in San Diego, and became the founding partner of the firm’s Colorado office in 2018. In the newly created role, Felderman will devote 90% of his time to legal operations.

Tyson & Mendes Launches Hourly Option For Part-Time Attorneys

Law360 – October 20, 2021

In an effort to combat what Tyson & Mendes calls the “year of great resignation,” the civil litigation and insurance defense firm is now allowing attorneys to opt out of their full-time partnerships and instead work hourly on their caseload. The program, which the firm unveiled on Monday, is designed to help attorneys who no longer want to work full-time still take on a meaningful caseload.

Nuclear Verdicts™ Drive Need For Insurers’ Litigation Change

Featured: Robert Tyson

Law360 – September 8, 2021

So-called nuclear verdicts, jury awards of $10 million or more, have generated splashy headlines in recent years as plaintiffs lawyers have seized on jurors’ anger toward corporate defendants to secure such awards, signaling that a change in strategy is needed for insurers that handle these corporations’ defense efforts.

Midsize Firm Tyson & Mendes Unveils High-Stakes Trial Subsidiary

Featured: Robert Tyson The Recorder – July 21, 2021

San Diego-based midsize firm Tyson & Mendes has launched a new high-stakes trial business based out of the firm’s offices.

The newly created subsidiary, called TM HALO, is targeting the increasing threat and reality of nuclear verdicts—Jury verdicts in excess of $10 million—for its insurance clients.

TM HALO® Introduces Elite Trial Team for High-Risk Cases

Featured: Robert Tyson

Law 360 Pulse – July 14, 2021

Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes established their firm, Tyson & Mendes, in a small space on La Jolla Boulevard in San Diego in 2002 to represent clients in the insurance industry. Since then, the civil defense law firm has grown to have more than 200 attorneys in 14 offices serving 17 states.

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