SAN DIEGO (January 16, 2024) — Leading insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today it is entering the Pennsylvania market with the opening of its first office in Philadelphia – the number one judicial hellhole in 2023, according to the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA). The Philadelphia office brings Tyson & Mendes’ proven Nuclear Verdicts® defense methods to clients throughout the state. The office is led by former Rawle & Henderson trial partner Maureen Daley—the fifth Tyson & Mendes office in a row to open with a female Managing Partner, underscoring the firm’s commitment to diversity and closing the gender gap in the legal industry. Ms. Daley is joined by partners Jocelyne Peregoy and Joseph Longo and senior counsel Allan Goulding.
“Tyson & Mendes is excited to bring our nationwide Nuclear Verdicts® defense platform to our clients in Pennsylvania with a team of skilled trial lawyers,” said Tyson & Mendes Strategic Managing Partner Bob Tyson. “Maureen is a seasoned trial lawyer who shares our determination for fighting Nuclear Verdicts®. She is the right partner to lead our first office in this plaintiff-friendly state.”
Ms. Daley brings over 25 years of legal experience in practice areas including casualty, premises liability, product liability, employment and insurance coverage. In addition to an active trial practice, Ms. Daley serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and is an appointed arbitrator and private mediator. She represents large corporations and individuals, delivering favorable outcomes for her clients. Ms. Daley is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania. She was recognized by American Law and Politics as Super Lawyer 2008-2023 and as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Pennsylvania.
Jocelyne Peregoy, Partner, focuses her practice on matters involving commercial motor vehicle, premises liability, general casualty, employment law, church sexual abuse law, dram shop law and product liability litigation. Ms. Peregoy is an experienced trial attorney with numerous defense verdicts in products and premises liability cases. She previously served as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia County Compulsory Arbitration Program and was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Doris A. Pechkurow, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA.
Joseph Longo, Partner, specializes in product liability, premises liability, professional liability, and casualty matters. Mr. Longo serves as an Arbitrator in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County and has provided outstanding results in jury trials in Philadelphia and its surrounding jurisdictions.
Allan Goulding, Senior Counsel, has over 40 years of experience in jury and bench trials, representing major insurance carriers, international businesses, self-insured entities, and local businesses in matters involving all aspects of insurance defense. He maintains a long history of vigorously defending clients in Pennsylvania and Federal District Courts. Mr. Goulding previously worked as a Complex Litigation Counsel for a major insurance carrier.
The Philadelphia team serves the entire Keystone State and draws on the full resources of the firm’s 225+ attorneys and expertise in the Nuclear Verdicts® defense methods. The firm offers a full range of civil litigation and insurance defense legal services in the state.
Serving 21 states nationwide, Tyson & Mendes is one of the fastest growing civil defense firms in the U.S. and is proud to offer one of the fastest and clearest paths to partnership of any mid-sized law firm in the U.S. The firm is honored to be recognized perennially on Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms lists, awarded the No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2022 Glass Ceiling Report for female equity partnership, and shortlisted for Financial Times’ 2022 Innovative Lawyers North America Award.
About Tyson & Mendes LLP
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, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, 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.