SAN DIEGO (July 1, 2021) – Leading insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP announced today its growth to a milestone 200 attorneys nationwide.
With 14 offices serving 17 states, Tyson & Mendes is one of the country’s fastest growing civil defense firms. Despite a national economic downturn in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm has seen 17% growth in the last year, adding new offices in Chicago, Connecticut, New Jersey and Tennessee, and recruiting more than 10 partners from competing firms since the start of 2020.
“At a time when many mid-sized firms around the country are struggling to stay afloat, much less grow, we continue to make attracting – and retaining – top talent a priority,” said Tyson & Mendes Strategic Managing Partner Robert Tyson. “From experienced litigators to tenacious young lawyers, our goal is to bring on at least 100 more attorneys in the next year to help manage our growing caseload.”
Tyson & Mendes’ expansion is fueled, in part, by a culture of embracing gender equality and diversity, which has led to the firm being 60% women-owned and made it the recipient of several rankings as one of the best law firms in the nation for female and diverse attorneys.
With a focus on professional development, training and education that provides lawyers with more opportunities for career advancement than the average law firm, Tyson & Mendes prides itself on a transparent and collaborative management style that offers clear, detailed paths to leadership and partnership within the firm.
“We are committed to supporting our attorneys and creating an environment that encourages teamwork, leadership by example and loyalty to one another,” continued Tyson. “We offer a robust internal training program, an extremely competitive benefits package, and an emphasis on work-life integration to ensure our attorneys thrive both in and out of the courtroom.”
The firm has also established itself as a leader in driving down damages awards and reducing the likelihood of Nuclear Verdicts™ – defined as jury awards in excess of $10 million. Using a unique set of proven defense methods, Tyson & Mendes saved clients more than $606 million in indemnity in 2020, and $328 million thus far in 2021.
For more information and to view career opportunities, 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 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 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