SAN DIEGO, CA—Tyson & Mendes LLP, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance and civil litigation defense firms, is celebrating 20 years of protecting its clients’ interests and delivering justice both inside and outside the courtroom.
Founded in 2002 by Robert Tyson and Patrick Mendes in San Diego, the firm has since swelled to roughly 200 attorneys serving clients across 18 states nationwide – most recently adding new offices and partners in Fresno, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tampa, Florida.
Tyson & Mendes’ equity partnership has also grown over the years, now with 10 equity partners: Robert Tyson, Patrick Mendes, Mina Miserlis, James Sell, Susan Oliver, Cayce Lynch, Kristi Blackwell, Lynn Allen, Jacob Felderman and Daniel Fallon. What started as a two-man operation has become a midsized firm that is now 60% women-owned. Over the last five years, the firm has seen 329% overall growth.
Tyson & Mendes continues to be recognized for its efforts to create a diverse and supportive company culture. The firm’s dedication to embracing gender parity and inclusion has resulted in several rankings as one of the best law firms in the nation for female and diverse attorneys – most recently as the No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2022 Glass Ceiling Report for female equity partnership, the second time the firm has won this award.
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.