BOSTON (December 6, 2021) – Leading insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the opening of its first office in Boston, Massachusetts, and the addition of Steven M. O’Brien as its Managing Partner. Boston is Tyson & Mendes’ fourth office in the Northeast.
O’Brien joins Tyson & Mendes with 36 years of litigation and trial experience, most recently serving as counsel at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston. His practice focuses on premises liability, construction litigation, catastrophic injury litigation, commercial and general litigation, complex trial team litigation, automobile liability, and professional liability.
Among the many awards he has received throughout his career, in 2016, he was honored with the Gold Award from Zurich Insurance Company for his dedicated work in a 10 month-long, catastrophic crane collapse trial – the longest civil trial in New York County history – which resulted in a favorable verdict for his client. O’Brien also received the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Defense Lawyer of the Year Award in 2019, based on his trial and defense experience and his contributions to the legal community.
“The opening of this office in Boston marks an important milestone in Tyson & Mendes’ growth and underscores our commitment to serving our clients across the U.S.,” said Tyson & Mendes Strategic Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “Steve is a seasoned trial attorney who complements our firm’s practice and enables us to bring our unique brand of insurance defense to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire markets.”
O’Brien obtained his J.D. from the New England School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University College of Liberal Arts, where he double majored in Economics and Greek and Roman Studies.
With 16 offices serving 18 states, Tyson & Mendes is one of the country’s fastest growing civil defense firms. Despite the disruption to the global economy at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm has seen 17% growth in the last year. The firm also recently launched an Hourly Attorney Program to attract experienced attorneys who are seeking an alternative to full-time employment.
For more information and to view career opportunities, visit www.tysonmendes.com.
About Tyson & Mendes LLP
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.
Ashley Bendas, J. Walcher Communications