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Tyson & Mendes Named No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report: Defense Firm Recognized for Highest Percentage of Female Equity Partners Among Mid-Sized Firms

SAN DIEGO (November 11, 2020) – Tyson & Mendes LLP has been named a No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report, which annually analyzes and ranks law firms with the highest percentages of female attorneys and equity partners in the nation. Tyson & Mendes was named No. 1 in the “101-250 attorneys” category for female equity partnership, as 50% of Tyson & Mendes’ equity partners are women.

The national legal publication also ranked Tyson & Mendes as No. 2 in the “101-250 attorneys” category for the firm’s percentage of female attorneys overall, which is 47%. In fact, with the inclusion of administrative, support, and management staff, about 64% of the firm’s total employees are women.

The firm’s commitment to establishing gender parity in the male-dominated legal industry is further demonstrated by its Women’s Initiative, which aims to provide the firm’s female attorneys and clients with mentoring and business development opportunities. Tyson & Mendes hosts events to address women’s issues in both the legal and insurance industries, and the gatherings have forged meaningful relationships inside and outside the firm.

“At Tyson & Mendes, we view a diversity of backgrounds, ideas and experiences as our most valuable asset – and we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace in each of our offices across the country,” said Tyson & Mendes Administrative Partner Cayce Lynch. “Emphasizing women’s role in firm leadership ensures our firm’s ability to see all angles of a situation or issue, better enabling us to provide clients with unparalleled service and unbeatable results, and achieve our mission of ‘Justice for All.’”

In addition to its ranking in Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report, Tyson & Mendes was also named among the Top 20 most diverse firms in the publication’s 2020 Diversity Snapshot for mid-sized firms.

This culture of embracing gender equality and diversity continues to fuel the firm’s growth, resulting in the launch of five new offices across the nation in the last year, including Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Tennessee.

For more information or to view career opportunities with one of the country’s fastest growing defense firms, visit www.tysonmendes.com.

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.

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