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Tyson & Mendes Promotes Three to Partner: Sitar Bhatt and Kathryn Lee Colgan Promoted to Partner, Andrew Smith Elevated to Managing Partner

Featured: Kathryn Lee Colgan, Andrew Smith, Sitar Bhatt

SAN DIEGO (May 28, 2020) – Leading civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the promotion of Sitar Bhatt, Kathryn Lee Colgan and Andrew Smith. Bhatt joins the firm’s partnership in Phoenix, and Colgan in the San Diego and Orange County offices. Smith, meanwhile, was named branch managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Tyson & Mendes Expands Complex Trial Team with Promotion of Four

SAN DIEGO (March 5, 2020) – Increasing the ranks of its Complex Trial Team, civil defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has promoted four attorneys – Michelle Campbell, Codie Dukes, Reece Román and Morgan Van Buren – to Partner. Dukes, Román and Van Buren join the firm’s San Diego partnership, while Campbell is now based in the firm’s rapidly expanding Orange County and Los Angeles offices.

Tyson & Mendes Wins Sexual Abuse Case with Motion for Summary Judgment in Favor of School District: Los Angeles Judge Finds Elementary School District Not Negligent in Hire or Supervision of Former Employee

Featured: Susan Oliver

LOS ANGELES (February 10, 2020) – Marking another victory for nationwide civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP, a motion for summary judgment has been granted by Hon. Deidre Hill in favor of an elementary school district in Los Angeles, which was being sued for the unlawful sexual acts of a former employee.

Tyson & Mendes Launches Student Loan Assistance Program for Its Lawyers: Law Firm Will Also Contribute Toward College Saving Plans for Attorneys’ Loved Ones

SAN DIEGO (May 28, 2019) – Fueled by its exponential growth, Tyson & Mendes LLP will become one of the first medium-sized law firms to launch a student loan repayment program. Tyson & Mendes recognizes student debt from law school and undergraduate studies can be one of the biggest stressors for lawyers. The firm hopes to ease that burden for its attorneys through the launch of a new student loan assistance program in partnership with Gradifi.

Jury Awards Full Defense Verdict in $22 Million Airport Shuttle Case: Tyson & Mendes Law Firm Successfully Defends Airline Coach Service, Inc.

Featured: James Sell, Brian Johnson

SAN FRANCISCO (April 18, 2019) – Following a 5-week jury trial, a San Francisco County jury on April 18, 2019, found an airport shuttle service and one of its drivers not liable for injuries the plaintiff alleged he suffered while riding on an airport shuttle. Attorneys in Tyson & Mendes LLP’s Northern California office, Partner Jim Sell and Senior Counsel Brian Johnson, represented the two defendants and secured a full defense verdict in a case in which the injured plaintiff sought $22 million in damages. “We successfully framed this trial around responsibility,” Mr. Sell said. “By acknowledging and accepting our client’s responsibility for providing accessible safety features in our vehicles, we exposed plaintiff’s refusal to accept any of his own responsibility for his injuries.”

Jury Awards Full Defense Verdict in $7.4 Million Multi-car Accident Case: Tyson & Mendes Law Firm Successfully Defends Chino Hills Ford

Featured: Kristi Blackwell, Christopher Schon

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 17, 2019) – Following a three-week trial, a San Bernardino County jury on April 10, 2019, found Chino Hills Ford not liable for a serious car accident which allegedly caused seizures to a child. Tyson & Mendes LLP attorneys Kristi Blackwell and Christopher Schon represented Chino Hills Ford and secured a full defense verdict in which the injured plaintiff sought more than $7.4 million in damages.

Jury Finds San Diego Accountant Not Liable in Professional Malpractice Trial

Featured: Daniel Fallon, Garry McCarthy

SAN DIEGO (March 11, 2019) – Following a two-week trial in San Diego, a California Superior Court jury has found accountant Roy Hosaka and his firm, Hosaka Nagel & Co., not liable in a $2 million malpractice case. Tyson & Mendes attorneys Dan Fallon and Garry McCarthy represented Mr. Hosaka and Hosaka Nagel & Co. in the high-stakes professional malpractice case, which alleged fraudulent nondisclosure and breach of fiduciary duty.

Jury Finds L.A. Physician Not Liable in $1.7 Million Medical Malpractice Trial

Featured: Susan Oliver

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 2, 2018) – After a 3-week trial, a California Superior Court jury in San Bernardino has found a physician in Upland, Calif. not liable in a $1.7 million medical malpractice case. Tyson & Mendes attorney Susan Oliver represented Dr. Mark L. Alwan in the high stakes case, which alleged wrongful death and professional negligence.

Tyson & Mendes Opens Third San Diego Office: Firm Growth Attributed to Rapidly Expanding Automotive Liability Litigation Practice

SAN DIEGO (July 10, 2018) – Continuing its accelerated growth over the last two years, civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has opened its third office in San Diego, marking its 10th office across the country. The new office, located at 4435 Eastgate Mall, Suite 400 in the UTC area, will focus primarily on the firm’s Automobile Liability Litigation practice, which has increased in size exponentially in the last two years.

Civil Litigation Firm Tyson & Mendes LLP Expands Denver Office: Partner Jacob Felderman Relocates to Exclusively Serve Colorado

Featured: Jacob Felderman

DENVER (Jan. 3, 2017) – Tyson & Mendes, one of the country’s fastest growing legal defense firms, is expanding its Denver office with the relocation of partner Jacob Felderman, who will handle all aspects of insurance defense litigation throughout the state of Colorado. The firm’s practice areas include construction defect, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and wrongful death lawsuits, and employment law.

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