Tyson & Mendes Receives 2021 Liberty Mutual Insurance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Tyson & Mendes Receives 2021 Liberty Mutual Insurance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

SAN DIEGO (January 4, 2022) – National civil defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP is honored to have been awarded the 2021 Liberty Mutual Insurance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award. This award is given annually to law firms that have significantly embodied Liberty Mutual Insurance’s goal of embracing diversity and fostering equity and inclusion. One law firm in America is selected each year to receive the award.

While the firm has long strived to develop and support an inclusive and diverse workforce, Tyson & Mendes formally launched its Diversity & Inclusion Initiative in 2019 with the following mission statement:

Tyson & Mendes is committed to achieving justice for all through innovation, collaboration, and outstanding service. We view a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, and experiences as our most valuable asset in this mission. Our duty to our clients, employees, and community is to see issues, both in and out of the courtroom, from every angle. As such, we actively strive to promote, recruit, and retain a workforce with diverse characteristics and perspectives.

Over the last three years, Tyson & Mendes has partnered with an outside Diversity Consultant, who hosts events and trainings for the firm and helped formalize a dedicated Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The committee develops and provides concrete initiatives to further the firm’s goal of becoming more informed, inclusive, and diverse. The firm also hosts employee resource groups, which offer peer-to-peer support forums on topics related to wellness, culture, race, and ethnicity, and implements training to combat bias.

“We are honored by Liberty Mutual Insurance’s recognition of our dedicated work in the area of DEI,” said Tyson & Mendes Administrative Partner Cayce Lynch. “This achievement is not possible without the commitment of our Diversity & Inclusion Committee and members of our firm who foster the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. While we have accomplished significant milestones in the last several years, we recognize this work is ongoing and are devoted to living into these values.”

National legal publication Law360 also ranks Tyson & Mendes as one of the most diverse law firms in the country through its annual “Diversity Snapshot.” The firm’s placement in these rankings has steadily risen in recent years – increasing from No. 16 for the “101-250 attorneys” category in 2019, to No. 14 in 2020, and to No. 11 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 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, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, 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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