Tyson & Mendes Adds New Partner in Los Angeles Office: Kara Pape Joins the Rapidly Growing Civil Defense Firm from Lewis Brisbois

Tyson & Mendes Adds New Partner in Los Angeles Office: Kara Pape Joins the Rapidly Growing Civil Defense Firm from Lewis Brisbois

LOS ANGELES (October 11, 2019) – Leading civil defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today it has added Kara Pape as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

Pape’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury defense; general liability defense; commercial vehicle litigation; and the defense of public entities where sexual torts are alleged, including child sexual assault and harassment.

Pape, who has extensive trial experience throughout California, joins Tyson & Mendes from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in Los Angeles. She served as a partner and was a member of the firm’s general liability practice.

“Pape has developed a reputation for being able to critically evaluate and obtain outstanding results for clients,” said Tyson & Mendes Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “Her experience will be of great benefit to our Los Angeles office and help further our firm’s mission of achieving justice for all.”

Throughout her career, Pape has successfully resolved a number of cases involving burns, claims of traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, and severe orthopedic injuries. She also secured a defense verdict in a trucking case arising out of an incident in which there were seven fatalities.

Pape received her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1987. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in 1984 and graduated magna cum laude. Pape is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, a national honor society for Jesuit colleges and universities.With 10 offices throughout California, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Florida, Tyson & Mendes is one of the country’s fastest growing civil defense firms. The firm, which experienced a 60% increase in attorneys last year, now has more than 150 lawyers and almost 300 total employees. For more information visit www.tysonmendes.com.

About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Headquartered in San Diego with offices throughout the country, Tyson & Mendes LLP is an AV-rated litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. Firm principals Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes, seasoned trial attorneys who collectively have a nearly 50-year background, have grown the firm to more than 150 attorneys defending corporations, insurance companies, and their clients in civil litigation matters throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Florida and New York. 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.

To learn about joining the Tyson & Mendes team, please visit our Careers page.

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