SAN DIEGO (October 18, 2021) – Leading civil litigation and insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today a new inclusive program that allows its attorneys to opt to work on an hourly basis while still managing a meaningful caseload. The program will benefit experienced attorneys who are no longer seeking full-time employment.
According to Tyson & Mendes Administrative Partner Cayce Lynch, the firm’s decision to launch the program was informed by industry research on the number of attorneys leaving the practice of law, and from firm leadership’s firsthand experiences balancing the responsibilities of a career in the legal field with life outside of work.
“With 2021 labeled the ‘Year of the Great Resignation,’ the legal industry must evolve to meet the changing workforce. Providing competitive pay and industry-leading benefits are no longer enough,” said Lynch. “Attorneys do not need to leave the practice of law – they just need to join the right law firm. We believe outstanding, experienced litigators belong at Tyson & Mendes, regardless of their current phase of career or personal life.”
Tyson & Mendes’ new hourly program gives attorneys the opportunity to choose how many cases they take on, work the hours the litigation demands for those cases from home or in the office, and then decide what – and how much – they are ready for next. Hourly attorneys are part of a litigation team and receive the same amount of support they would if they were working full-time. Most importantly, hourly attorneys receive the same caliber of interesting and meaningful casework their successful track record deserves.
“We know how much attorneys invest to become a trusted resource for their clients, but we also recognize things come up that may cause an individual to step away from full-time litigation,” continued Lynch. “We want to be the firm that addresses the Great Resignation in a meaningful way.”
With 14 offices serving 17 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, adding new offices in Chicago and Tennessee and recruiting more than 10 partners from competing firms since the start of 2020. The firm also reached a milestone 200 attorneys in July 2021.
“We believe this inclusive program will help us fuel Tyson & Mendes’ continued growth by supporting attorneys who are looking for greater flexibility from their firm, allowing us to tap into a new, talented candidate pool,” said Lynch.
About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Tyson & Mendes LLP is a nationwide, AV-rated litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. Founded in 2002, firm principals trial attorneys Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes have grown the firm to 200 attorneys defending corporations, insurance companies and their clients in civil litigation matters throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, 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. For more information, visit www.tysonmendes.com.
Ashley Bendas, J. Walcher Communications