Automobile & Autonomous Vehicle Liability

Tyson & Mendes’ attorneys are experienced at trial and as counsel on general tort litigation matters, including including personal injury defense in cases arising out of automobile accidents and premises liability matters.

Bad Faith & Insurance Coverage

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.


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.

Civil Appellate Practice

Tyson & Mendes’ civil appeals team is made up of experienced and effective counsel who know their areas of law intimately. Each member of the team not only practices appellate law but also works at the trial level. This dual experience lends a competitive edge in guiding our clients’ biggest cases through the appellate process with an eye towards excellent results in the current case and how this case may affect our client’s company in future litigation.

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

We resolve many cases before trial, but without a doubt, certain cases will go before a jury. As a trial powerhouse, Tyson & Mendes’ Complex Trial Team represents clients in their highest-risk and most complex courtroom disputes. The team is often “parachuted in” shortly before trial to successfully triage tense, high-stakes litigation. For this reason, we stand out for our superb ability to handle the most complicated, hotly contested trials in the country.


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 & Labor

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 Torts

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.


The Healthcare team at Tyson & Mendes fiercely defends healthcare organizations and providers, including hospitals, nursing facilities, long-term care providers, behavioral health providers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, individual practitioners, and national and regional insurers. We have represented clients across the U.S. in more than 200 civil jury trials and arbitrations, obtaining defense verdicts, favorable settlements, and early dismissals for them and saving our clients multimillions of dollars each year against asserted claims.

Homeowner Association Defense

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.

New York Labor Law

New York State Labor Law claims require experienced attorneys who deeply understand the complex legal and regulatory frameworks underpinning this practice area. Tyson & Mendes believes in quick and cost-effective solutions to complex and potentially protracted liability and damages cases.

Premises Liability

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

Products Liability

Tyson & Mendes defends corporate clients in all types of products liability lawsuits, including negligent design, negligent manufacture, and failure to warn. We represent clients in products liability cases ranging from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries to subrogation claims. We have defended Fortune 500 companies such as Costco, State Farm, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, USAA, CBRE, American Family, Sprouts Farmers Market, and many others in products 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’ businesses and products to prepare case- and product-specific litigation strategies to mitigate exposure to corporations whose products are challenged as unsafe.

Professional Liability

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

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.

Real Estate E&O

Tyson & Mendes represents real estate professionals throughout the country Our attorneys at all levels have extensive experience defending large brokerage firms as well as individual real estate agents and brokers in high-stakes E&O claims with a highly successful track record.

Retail, Restaurant, & Hospitality

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.

Sexual Abuse, Assault, & Molestation

Tyson & Mendes defends entities in which sexual abuse, assault, and/or molestation (SAM) is alleged. Attorneys in the SAM group represent schools, sports leagues, non-profit organizations, youth serving organizations, public entities and more. The firm handles some of the nation’s most sensitive, high-profile litigation with continued success.

Trucking & Transportation

Our transportation and trucking attorneys at Tyson & Mendes are experienced litigators who defend trucking companies and common carriers in complex litigation. Our attorneys have tried scores of civil jury trials representing insured and self-insured entities in cases involving transportation litigation and catastrophic trucking accidents.