LAS VEGAS (Nov. 30, 2017) – Civil litigation firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has expanded its Las Vegas legal team, with Carrie McCrea Hanlon joining the firm as senior counsel and Margaret Schmidt named associate attorney.
Previously a trial attorney for Nationwide Insurance, Hanlon will concentrate her practice at Tyson & Mendes on general civil liability, personal injury, premises liability and automobile liability. With special expertise in traumatic brain injury, Hanlon obtained a successful defense verdict in a brain injury case in which plaintiff’s counsel was seeking $52 million dollars. She has been practicing in Las Vegas for 27 years and is licensed both in Nevada and California in state and federal courts.
Schmidt’s practice includes general liability, personal injury and quiet title disputes. She also has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in Nevada state and federal district courts – defending cases at the appellate level and resolving them through arbitration and mediation. Additionally, she has succeeded in numerous appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court, and most recently argued a case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals involving constitutional challenges to Nevada’s non-judicial foreclosure statutes. Prior to joining Tyson & Mendes, Schmidt served as an associate attorney at Maier Gutierrez & Associates.
“Margaret and Carrie are valuable additions to our Las Vegas office as we continue to expand our presence there to meet evolving client needs,” said Tyson & Mendes Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “Both are talented attorneys with extensive experience in the Nevada state and federal district courts – with long track records of achieving exceptional results.”
Hanlon earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from University of California, Davis and her J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego.
A native of England, Schmidt earned her Bachelor of Arts in art history from Brigham Young University and received her J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas.