SAN DIEGO (January 18, 2023) – Tyson & Mendes LLP, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance and civil litigation defense firms, saved its insurance industry and self-insured clients an astonishing $1.07 billion in aggregate damages claims in 2022. Tyson & Mendes previously saved its clients $667 million in 2021 and $606 million in 2020, bringing the firm’s savings results for clients to more than $2.2 billion in the past three years.
Tyson & Mendes has developed specialized defense methods to keep down damage awards and stop Nuclear Verdicts® – a term the firm’s founding partner, Robert Tyson, trademarked to refer to cases where damages awards surpass $10 million, or where noneconomic damages awards are inconsistent with the facts of the case. Every attorney at Tyson & Mendes receives extensive training on these anti-Nuclear Verdicts® methods to ensure client cases are handled consistently across all offices of the firm, no matter which attorneys or practice groups are leading.
Tyson has even shared these methods with other defense attorneys in his No. 1 Amazon bestselling book, “Nuclear Verdicts®: Defending Justice for All.” In 2022, the firm launched the Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute to teach these methods to other defense attorneys. The firm was shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award in the “Reinventing Legal Practice” category for creating the event. The second annual Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute is scheduled for summer 2023.
“Plaintiffs’ attorneys have drastically changed the way they try lawsuits over the last 10-15 years, but the defense and insurance industries have remained stagnant, resulting in a skyrocketing increase in Nuclear Verdicts®,” said Tyson. “As evidenced by the enormous amount Tyson & Mendes attorneys saved clients in the last year, the methods we have developed – such as taking responsibility, providing a defense number, and applying common sense and reasonableness to every argument – have proven to be the best way to defend against these runaway jury verdicts. We are on a mission to teach these methods to as many other defense attorneys as we can and bring back ‘Justice for All.’”
Serving 18 states nationwide, Tyson & Mendes is one of the fastest growing civil defense firms in the U.S. The firm is proud to offer one of the fastest and clearest paths to partnership of any mid-sized law firm in the U.S. and is honored to be the No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2022 Glass Ceiling Report for female equity partnership.
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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 Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, 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