Tyson & Mendes LLP Expands Los Angeles Office; Adds New Partner

Attorney Heather Bean to Join Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Practice Group

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 23, 2017) – Civil litigation firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has expanded its Los Angeles office as well as its retail, restaurant and hospitality practice group with the addition of Heather Bean as a new partner.

In her new role at Tyson & Mendes, Bean will concentrate her practice on general liability, personal injury, premises liability and products liability claims. She will also advise clients on risk management and strategy issues.

“Heather will help further our Los Angeles presence,” said Tyson & Mendes Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “She brings invaluable expertise to our team with her extensive experience in tort law and is an industry leader in the retail space. Most importantly, Heather is committed to Tyson & Mendes’ goal of superior client service and achieving justice for all, not just plaintiff’s lawyers and their clients.”

With a 15-year legal background, Bean is a trial attorney who has also successfully obtained dismissals through demurrers and motions for summary judgment on issues involving premises liability and dangerous condition of public property. With considerable premises and products claims experience, she has also handled contractual claims and recently prevailed at trial on issues involving indemnity and declaratory relief, where her client was awarded a significant six-figure verdict. She has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the California Courts of Appeal and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bean received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Oregon and earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court – Central District of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Tyson & Mendes LLP

Headquartered in San Diego with offices throughout the West, Tyson & Mendes LLP is an AV-rated litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. Firm principals Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes are seasoned trial attorneys who collectively have a nearly 50-year background 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.

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