NEW YORK (September 30, 2020) – Expanding national law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced the launch of two offices in Norwalk, Connecticut and Jersey City, New Jersey – marking the firm’s 14th and 15th locations across the country. The firm will now have ten attorneys serving clients in the tri-state area in all aspects of insurance defense litigation.
Partner Mike Coffey leads the Norwalk office. Mr. Coffey is an ABOTA attorney who has personally tried over 125 jury trials for companies and syndicates in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. These cases involve all types of high-stakes insurance-related and commercial matters. He has also arbitrated and mediated over 300 matters to successful conclusion. Mr. Coffey’s legal practice includes direct litigation, excess litigation, AFA’s, reinsurance litigation, primary and excess monitoring, coverage, and oversight of national programs for companies, insurance companies, syndicates, captive insurance companies, and MGA’s located in the U.S. and abroad.
Partner Robert Modica leads the Jersey City office. With more than 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, Mr. Modica has served as lead counsel for many successful high-profile jury trials, summary judgment motions, mediations, arbitrations, and appeals. He represents a broad range of clients, including directors and officers of both large and small businesses, attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, brokers, manufacturers and distributers. Mr. Modica also represents businesses in various commercial disputes involving intellectual property rights, shareholder derivative claims, and technology-based claims arising out of privacy, data, and cybersecurity breaches.
“After opening Tyson & Mendes’ first office in New York exactly one year ago, we knew we wanted to eventually expand throughout the rest of the tri-state area,” said Tyson & Mendes Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “The teams we have selected to lead our Norwalk and Jersey City offices have impressive track records and will continue to achieve exceptional results for clients throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.”
With these additional offices, Tyson & Mendes can better serve clients in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. For more information visit www.tysonmendes.com or to view career opportunities with one of the country’s fastest growing insurance and civil defense firms, visit our careers page.
About Tyson & Mendes LLP
Tyson & Mendes LLP is a nationwide, AV-rated litigation firm specializing in insurance defense. Founded in 2002, firm principals and seasoned trial attorneys Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes have grown the firm to more than 150 attorneys defending corporations, insurance companies, and their clients in civil litigation matters throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, 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.