Member Spotlight: Tyson & Mendes

Pat Mendes and Bob Tyson from Tyson and Mendes

Tyson & Mendes began with two attorneys in the trenches, working to give clients the best defense and service of any firm in the industry. Today, Tyson & Mendes is an AV-rated litigation firm with more than 150 lawyers across the U.S.

Principals Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes are seasoned trial attorneys who collectively have a nearly 50-year background defending corporations, insurance companies, and their business clients in civil litigation matters. The firm provides the most practical and personalized defense possible, using advanced technologies and precise legal and support staffing to efficiently manage any size litigation. Practice areas include insurance defense, automobile, and autonomous vehicle liability, cannabis litigation, commercial and general civil litigation, environmental and toxic tort, medical malpractice, hospitality liability and more.

Founded in 2002, Tyson & Mendes has grown at a rapid pace, and has been ranked on both the San Diego Business Journal’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” and “Biggest Law Firms” lists. The firm also greatly outpaces the national average of female attorneys and was named in Law360’s annual “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” list in 2019.

Recognized for taking on well-known plaintiffs’ attorneys and achieving many high-profile jury wins, the firm gained a national reputation when it won the multi-billion dollar, landmark Howell v. Hamilton Meats California Supreme Court case, which forever changed the state’s litigation landscape.

Over its 17-year history, Tyson & Mendes has established itself as a leader on damages – and is frequently brought in before trial to triage high-stakes, high-profile litigation. In the face of skyrocketing personal injury verdicts and settlements across the nation, Tyson & Mendes’ team of skilled litigators are trained to employ unique defense methods proven to deliver outstanding results against the best plaintiffs’ attorneys in the country.

The firm tracks the amount in damage awards saved by clients throughout the year, and in 2018 alone, Tyson & Mendes saved clients more than $368 million.

The firm is headquartered in San Diego with 10 offices throughout California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New York, and Florida.

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