SAN DIEGO (January 14, 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.
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SAN DIEGO (January 4, 2022) – National civil defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP is honored to have been awarded the 2021 Liberty Mutual Insurance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award. This award is given annually to law firms that have significantly embodied Liberty Mutual Insurance’s goal of embracing diversity and fostering equity and inclusion. One law firm in America is selected each year to receive the award.
BOSTON (December 6, 2021) – Leading insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the opening of its first office in Boston, Massachusetts, and the addition of Steven M. O’Brien as its Managing Partner. Boston is Tyson & Mendes’ fourth office in the Northeast.
SEATTLE (November 15, 2021) – In a high-profile medical malpractice case against a pediatric cardiologist and his group, as well as a local children’s hospital, a Pierce County Superior Court jury returned a defense verdict in Link v. MultiCare Health System, et. al. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict on October 29, rejecting the plaintiff’s $111 million damages claim in which plaintiff’s experts alleged that dysphagic choking, cerebral venous thrombosis (CVST) or reflex apnea could explain the infant’s grave neurological injuries.
SAN DIEGO (October 18, 2021) – Leading civil litigation and insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today a new inclusive program that allows its attorneys to opt to work on an hourly basis while still managing a meaningful caseload. The program will benefit experienced attorneys who are no longer seeking full-time employment.
LOS ANGELES (September 07, 2021) – Tyson & Mendes LLP announced the addition of Kevin P. McNamara as a partner to represent clients in catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial vehicle litigation, premises liability litigation, and general liability litigation to the firm’s Los Angeles office.
SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2021) – Leading civil litigation and insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes announced today the graduation of 48 attorneys from an inaugural training program designed to deepen trial skills well beyond anything offered by other law firms. Known as the “Tyson & Mendes Trial Academy,” or “TM Trial Academy” for short, the robust and rigorous program will serve as an integral tool for training the firm’s up-and-coming attorneys each year moving forward.
SAN DIEGO (July 20, 2021) – Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the expansion of its Healthcare Practice Group with the appointment of industry-leading trial and appellate litigator Margaret “Peggy” Holm as chair and the addition of two new attorneys joining the firm’s rapidly-growing specialty practice group.
SAN DIEGO (June 8, 2021) – Leading insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the promotion of Michael Drews, Candice Hamant, Allison Lawrence and David Ramirez to partner. Drews joins the firm’s partnership in Denver, Hamant and Lawrence in Northern California, and Ramirez in the firm’s San Diego headquarters.
With 42 years of trial experience, Leonard’s practice focuses on all types of high-profile tort matters, with an acclaimed specialty in transportation cases involving the trucking industry and logistics. Ed is a trial lawyer. He has tried more than 95 civil cases to verdict throughout the State of California.
SAN DIEGO (February 5, 2021) – Less than a year after reaching gender parity in equity partnership – already a rarity in the legal industry – nationwide civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the promotion of two more women to equity partner: Kristi Blackwell and Lynn Allen. With three men and five women equity partners, the firm is now nearly two-thirds women-owned. Additional equity partners include Robert Tyson, Patrick Mendes, Mina Miserlis, James Sell, Susan Oliver, and Cayce Lynch.
SAN DIEGO (November 11, 2020) – Tyson & Mendes LLP has been named a No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report, which annually analyzes and ranks law firms with the highest percentages of female attorneys and equity partners in the nation. Tyson & Mendes was named No. 1 in the “101-250 attorneys” category for female equity partnership, as 50% of Tyson & Mendes’ equity partners are women.
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.
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.
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.