ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (September 19, 2022) – Nationwide insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the launch of its first office in New Mexico, as well as the appointment of experienced insurance defense attorney Amy Headrick as New Mexico Managing Partner. The addition of a New Mexico office marks Tyson & Mendes’ 18th location across the country.
Headrick joins Tyson & Mendes with more than 20 years of experience as an attorney, the last seven as an attorney with Butt Thornton & Baehr PC in Albuquerque. She specializes her practice in bad faith litigation, complex civil litigation, insurance coverage, medical liability, and general insurance defense. In addition to her litigation work, Headrick served as an attorney editor at Thomson Reuters for more than a decade. She is admitted to practice law in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as New Mexico’s state and federal district courts.
“Tyson & Mendes is excited to welcome Amy to the firm, and to bring our methods for delivering justice for all to clients as we open our doors in New Mexico,” said Strategic Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “Growing our firm in this important market with an experienced litigator such as Amy reinforces our dedication to serving clients all across the U.S. and is consistent with our mission to be the Best Insurance Defense Firm in America.”
Headrick is a board member of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers’ Association and is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). She received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law, where she joined the Appellate Law Clinic and the Maritime Law Journal and graduated magna cum laude. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.
Tyson & Mendes is celebrating 20 years of protecting its clients’ interests and delivering justice both inside and outside the courtroom. With 17 other nationwide offices serving 19 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.
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 Mexico, 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.
Ashley Bendas, J. Walcher Communications