SAN DIEGO (June 06, 2019) – Tyson & Mendes LLP was recently recognized by Law360 as one of the “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys.” The national legal publication ranked the civil defense firm headquartered in San Diego as #12 in the “50-149 Lawyers” category.
About 50% of Tyson & Mendes’ 140-plus attorneys are female, greatly outpacing the 36% national average as reported by Law360. In addition, roughly 80% of Tyson & Mendes’ non-attorney staff are women, resulting in about 63% of the firm’s overall employees being female.
The firm’s commitment in this area is further demonstrated by its Women’s Initiative, which aims to provide the firm’s female attorneys and clients with mentoring and business development opportunities. Tyson & Mendes hosts events to address women’s issues in both the legal and insurance industries, and the gatherings have resulted in meaningful relationships being formed inside and outside the firm.
“At Tyson & Mendes, we take the professional and personal growth of both our female attorneys, staff and clients seriously,” said Administrative Partner Cayce Lynch. “As the firm has expanded, we have placed even greater emphasis on the mentorship and support of women to further advance equal opportunity, recruitment, advancement and development.”
The firm’s emphasis on hiring women has come amid its rapid growth. Tyson & Mendes, which has offices in six states and is ranked as one of the 10 largest law firms in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, saw a 60% increase in attorneys last year.
Its rate of growth surpassed that of many larger competitors, and the firm plans to add another 90 lawyers this year.
About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Headquartered in San Diego with offices throughout the country, Tyson & Mendes LLP is an AV-rated litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. Firm principals Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes, seasoned trial attorneys who collectively have a nearly 50-year background, have grown the firm to more than 140 attorneys defending corporations, insurance companies, and their clients in civil litigation matters throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Florida. The firm is most widely recognized for winning the landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats California Supreme Court case on the “billed vs. paid” medical damages issue, which forever changed the state’s litigation landscape by significantly impacting the damages a plaintiff may recover. Visit www.tysonmendes.com.
Ashley Weaver, J. Walcher Communications