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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.

The Tyson & Mendes general liability litigation team has effectively defended premises liability, third party tort/assault cases, false imprisonment, food adulteration, excessive force and other claims brought against owners, operators, and managers of a full range of properties – from shopping malls to hotels. We have successfully represented some of the largest chain retailers and hotel companies in the country – as well as neighborhood establishments, mid-sized and local retailers and other commercial businesses, including apartment complexes, construction companies, grocery stores, hospitals, landlords, nightclubs, office buildings, parking lots, REITS, restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, and more.


Retail, Restaurant, & Hospitality Litigation Representative Clients



  • The Gap
  • Saks 5th Avenue
  • Old Navy
  • Banana Republic
  • RadioShack
  • PETCO Animal Supplies


  • Guard Management, Inc.
  • Ad Force Private Security
  • Barry’s Security Services
  • Metropolitan Public Safety

Grocery Stores

  • Sprouts Farmers Markets
  • Picano’s Inc.
  • Pineda’s Produce (Fruit & Vegetable Store)
  • Andy Boy (Produce)

Property Management and Owners

  • CBRE
  • Progress Management
  • First Service Residential
  • UC Regents of California

Restaurants and Bars

  • TGI Fridays
  • McDonalds
  • Panera Bread
  • Denny’s Restaurant
  • IHOP
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company
  • The Spinnaker
  • The Waterfront
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Stix Restaurant Holdings
  • Nissin Foods
  • Fresh Origins Farm
  • Vue Restaurant at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott
  • Frisco Baking Company
  • Double Deuce
  • The Onyx Room
  • The Wagon Wheel
  • The Brass Rail
  • Redwing Bar & Grill
  • The Lincoln Room
  • The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse & Saloon
  • The Waterfront Bar & Grill
  • U-31 Bar and Cocktail Lounge
  • Black Angus
  • Mandarin Plaza Restaurant
  • EJ Restaurants
  • Valley View Casino


  • Grocers Insurance Company
  • AIG
  • Crusader Insurance
  • HCC
  • Everest National


  • AT&T

Obvious Intoxication in Arizona Dram Shop Cases

Author: Maria Regina Kupillas | April 29, 2022 9:00am
A plaintiff will not prevail on a claim against a liquor licensee simply by proving the defendant sold, furnished, or served alcohol.  In order to succeed, a plaintiff must prove the alcohol was served to an “obviously intoxicated” or underage person...

Arizona Supreme Court Holds Liquor Licensee Liable Despite Patron’s Stop

Author: James Brewer | December 3, 2021 9:00am
The Arizona Supreme Court recently determined the scope of a liquor licensees’ liability in a dram shop case.  In Roberto Torres, et al v. JAI Dining Services (Phoenix) Inc., the Court reviewed whether an overserved patron’s decision to drive while intoxicated after safely reaching home or a similar resting place constituted an intervening and superseding cause that would break the chain of causation as a matter of law, thus relieving the defendant liquor licensee of liability.  The Court found the patron’s actions were not an intervening and superseding cause and, therefore, the issue was properly submitted to the jury to decide.

NRRDA Annual Conference

November 7, 2022 9:49am
Sitar Bhatt will be speaking at the NRRDA Annual Conference in March 2023.
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