Complex Trial Team

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 Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Washington.

The Complex Trial Team has tried a wide variety of lawsuits to jury verdict. These cases range from employment, professional liability, business and accounting fraud, significant real estate disputes, class actions, catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, complex regional pain syndrome, and wrongful death.

Partners Robert Tyson, Jim Sell, Mina Miserlis, Kara Pape, and David Frishman, lead our Complex Trial Team with a successful track record of jury trial experience in large loss cases. In addition, the full resources of Tyson & Mendes’ offices are available to rapidly respond to any “bet the company” jury trials.

Founding partner Robert Tyson has 30 years of trial experience with an exceptional track record. He was recently named a California Attorney of the Year by both The Recorder and the State Bar (The CLAY Award). He is also a noted San Diego Defense Lawyer of the Year and a Super Lawyer and has been named Top 50 Most Influential People in San Diego.

Importantly, Mr. Tyson has also developed expertise in arguing damages to juries in unique and powerful ways. In addition to receiving many defense verdicts, he has tried to jury verdict several significant admitted liability cases, winning where there was literally no defense. The multi-billion-dollar Supreme Court Howell v. Hamilton Meats case is an example of such a trial victory. Mr. Tyson is also a frequent lecturer on handling sympathy in jury trials across the country.

In recent years, the Complex Trial Team has been “parachuted in” to try lawsuits against some of the most well-known plaintiff’s attorneys in the country. Mr. Tyson has also successfully tried lawsuits against, and been retained to try lawsuits against notable attorneys, including Nick Rowley, Gary Dordick, R. Rex Paris, Michael Alder, Rodger Dryer, Casey Geary, Girardi Keese, Taylor & Ring, and others. The Complex Trial Team tries big cases against big name attorneys – and wins.


Robert Tyson

Mina Miserlis

Kara Pape

David Frishman

Jim Sell


Complex Trial Team Articles:

Tyson & Mendes Expands Complex Trial Team with Promotion of Four

March 5, 2020 8:00am
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.

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