NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 10, 2020) – Less than a month after opening its 10th office in Chicago, insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today the launch of its first office in Tennessee and the addition of litigator William Johnson, who will act as Managing Partner for the new Nashville branch.
Johnson brings more than 20 years of litigation experience to the Tyson & Mendes team, most recently serving as partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. His practice focuses on defending against claims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual torts, including childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, medical malpractice, and employment practices liability. Johnson has represented skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, physicians, hospitals, religious institutions, and many others throughout state and federal courts in Tennessee and California.
“Bill is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in all facets of litigation, making him the ideal partner to lead our new Tennessee office,” said Tyson & Mendes Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “Tyson & Mendes launched three new branches in the last year: New York, Chicago, and now, Nashville. Despite these tumultuous times, we continue to see the desire – and need – for our unique brand of defense across the country, fueling the firm’s growth and enhancing our ability to achieve justice for all.”
Johnson obtained his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, and his Bachelor’s from the University of California at Davis. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and California.
With 11 other offices serving California, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah, Oregon, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska, Tyson & Mendes is one of the country’s fastest growing insurance and civil defense firms. To learn about joining the Tyson & Mendes team, please 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 California, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah, Oregon, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska. 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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