Tyson & Mendes Adds Experienced Insurance Defense Partner in Las Vegas: Priscilla L. O’Briant joins from Lewis Brisbois

Tyson & Mendes Adds Experienced Insurance Defense Partner in Las Vegas:  Priscilla L. O’Briant joins from Lewis Brisbois


LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2022) – National civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced the addition of Priscilla O’Briant as a partner in the firm’s Las Vegas office. O’Briant focuses her practice primarily on insurance coverage litigation, specializing in claims and lawsuits arising from first-party coverage disputes.

O’Briant brings over 15 years of experience and substantial knowledge defending insurers in bad faith litigation and advising insurers on the duty to defend and claims handling under Nevada law.

“We are eager to bring Priscilla’s significant litigation experience and deep knowledge of insurance coverage to our flourishing client base in Nevada,” said Strategic Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “Priscilla’s addition is important for expanding our bench strength in Nevada and underscores Tyson & Mendes’ commitment to growing our team in this important market for our clients.”

“I am excited to be making this move to Tyson & Mendes, a leading firm for insurance defense and an innovator in the defense industry,” said O’Briant. “The firm’s exceptional culture of transparency and collegiality, along with its renowned legal talent and dedication to training and education, sets it apart. I look froward to working with my new colleagues to grow the firm’s presence in Nevada.”

O’Briant served as a partner for Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP before joining Tyson & Mendes. In addition to her litigation experience, she has authored coverage opinions for clients and obtained summary judgement in declaratory relief actions on coverage issues. She has also sought and defended recovery of insurance funds through contribution actions.

O’Briant is a member of the Nevada State Bar Association and the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers. She is admitted to practice in Nevada and before the United States District Court for the State of Nevada.

O’Briant obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration on Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University, and her Juris Doctor from William S. Boyd School of Law.

Tyson & Mendes is celebrating 20 years of protecting its clients’ interests and delivering justice both inside and outside the courtroom. With 16 nationwide offices serving 18 states, it is one of the fastest growing civil defense firms in the U.S. The firm is proud to offer one of the fastest and clearest paths to partnership of any mid-sized law firm in the U.S.

For more information and to view career opportunities, visit www.tysonmendes.com.


About Tyson & Mendes LLP

Celebrating 20 years of taking back justice for all, Tyson & Mendes LLP is a nationwide, AV-rated litigation and trial firm specializing in insurance defense and protecting its clients from Nuclear Verdicts®. Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes founded the firm in 2002 to defend corporations, insurance companies, and their clients in civil litigation matters. The firm has experienced tremendous growth in the past two decades, with offices across the U.S. serving clients in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The firm is most widely recognized for winning the landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats California Supreme Court case, which forever changed the state’s litigation landscape by significantly impacting the damages a plaintiff may recover. Robert Tyson is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller Nuclear Verdicts®: Defending Justice for All, the first playbook for the defense on how to avoid runaway jury verdicts. For more information, visit www.tysonmendes.com.


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