Automobile Liability Litigation

A portion of Tyson & Mendes’ work — as well as its trial experience — involves general tort litigation, including personal injury defense in cases arising out of automobile accidents and premises liability matters. Our automobile defense work covers the spectrum, from soft tissue injuries to catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

Autonomous Vehicles Liability Litigation

Some experts predict autonomous vehicles will take over personal transportation by 2030, but the reality is they are here now, and are changing the way many industries do business. Tyson & Mendes’ Autonomous Vehicles Liability Litigation practice group offers clients deep automotive liability litigation experience and knowledge about the ever-changing regulation and legislation arising in response to more autonomous vehicles on the road.

Cannabis Litigation

As more states legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana, insurers and businesses face emerging liability issues. Tyson & Mendes tenaciously defends product and premises liability claims brought against owners, operators, and managers of dispensaries and businesses designated as public consumption areas. Our attorneys are well-versed in the legislation and regulation surrounding these businesses and their insurers to defend cases with optimum results.

Casualty Liability Litigation

Tyson & Mendes has defended clients in all types of casualty liability litigation.  We regularly represent clients in cases ranging from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries to less complex matters.  Our attorneys have defended Fortune 500 companies in product liability cases involving manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of a wide array of machinery and products.  The firm has also successfully defended individuals, plus regional and small business owners, in a variety of casualty cases involving alleged injury.

Commercial & General Civil Litigation

Tyson & Mendes’ broad commercial litigation work includes trial experience in state and federal courts, representing publicly traded and privately held corporations in commercial litigation throughout the nation. Cases handled include complex real estate litigation, multi-party environmental litigation, class action lawsuits, securities, breach of contract, fraud, business torts, libel actions, false advertising and unfair trade practices. We also represent directors and officers in various shareholder and third party lawsuits. We successfully meet the specialized needs of our corporate clients in all types of commercial litigation.

Complex Trial Team

Certain cases will go to a jury, and when they do, Tyson & Mendes’ experienced trial team handles your complex trial needs. The firm is regularly “parachuted in” only shortly before trial to successfully triage often tense, high stakes litigation. This experience enables the firm to handle the most complicated, hotly contested trials throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, and Florida.

Construction Litigation

Tyson & Mendes has successfully represented design professionals, developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. We handle all aspects of construction-related litigation, including design or construction defects; delay, disruption, and acceleration; earth movement; job-site injury; and more.

Employment Litigation

Tyson & Mendes represents management in employment disputes in state and federal court, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, and the National Labor Relations Board.  By initially providing early and accurate assessments of the risks and costs involved in litigating cases, we are able to consistently formulate winning strategies, whether through settlement, motion practice, mediation, or trial.

Environmental & Toxic Tort

Tyson & Mendes has successfully represented companies across the United States in environmental, toxic tort, and products liability actions involving claims for personal injury and wrongful death.  Cases typically involve numerous claimants, although we have also defended single plaintiff, single defendant cases.  We have defended clients in various federal and state courts and administrative boards, including the EPA.

Homeowner Association Litigation

Tyson & Mendes has extensive experience defending Homeowner Association and Property Management clients in lien/foreclosure litigation, quiet title cases, and premises liability claims.  We also represent Homeowner Associations and Property Management companies in Ombudsman, Department of Real Estate, and other Administrative Alternative Dispute Resolution claims concerning HOA Board of Directors and CC&R issues.  Further, we defend Homeowner Association clients in a variety of disputes brought by individual homeowners.  Tyson & Mendes has implemented specific early resolution strategies to provide its clients with expeditious, favorable, and cost-effective outcomes for these types of claims.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Tyson & Mendes is experienced in representing primary insurers, excess insurers, life, health and disability insurers, reinsurers, and claims management organizations in the complete range of matters involving third and first party insurance and bad faith issues.  Our representation has encompassed a broad scope of issues, including those associated with asbestos, products, pollution, construction defects, advertising injury, commercial disputes, and rescission actions.

Medical Malpractice

Our medical malpractice attorneys at Tyson & Mendes have substantial experience defending professional healthcare providers, ancillary staff, and facilities against claims and lawsuits brought about by the question of whether or not negligence or deviation for the applicable standard of care has occurred. We work closely with healthcare risk management departments to identify high-risk practices, institute changes in appropriate policies, and conduct educational in-service programs to limit risk.

Premises Liability Litigation

Tyson & Mendes aggressively defends property and premises liability claims brought against owners, operators, and managers of companies and commercial properties.

Products Liability Litigation

Tyson & Mendes defends corporate clients in all types of product liability lawsuits, including negligent design, negligent manufacture, and failure to warn. We represent clients in product liability cases ranging from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries to subrogation claims. We have defended Fortune 500 companies in product liability cases involving manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of a wide array of machinery, medical devices, and other products. We leverage our experience and understanding of our clients’ business and products to prepare case- and product-specific litigation strategies to mitigate exposure to corporations whose products are challenged as unsafe.

Professional Liability Litigation

Tyson & Mendes has represented all types of professionals throughout the United States. We have successfully defended accountants, attorneys, architects, doctors, engineers, and real estate and insurance professionals, among others.

Public Entity Liability

Tyson & Mendes has widespread expertise in defending and consulting with governmental and public entities. Drawing on years of experience and a comprehensive knowledge base, we possess the know-how to guide governmental and public entities through a variety of legal matters.

Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Liability

With an extensive track record of navigating favorable settlements and producing outstanding trial results, Tyson & Mendes has a long, successful history of representing clients within the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Our attorneys are known for aggressively defending a wide spectrum of claims against these entities – with optimum results.

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