Tyson & Mendes Saved the Insurance Industry More Than $679 Million in 2023

Nationwide Insurance and Civil Litigation Defense Firm Saves Clients Nearly $3 Billion in Four Years


SAN DIEGO (January 5, 2024) Tyson & Mendes LLP, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance and civil litigation defense firms, saved its insurance industry and self-insured clients $679.9 million in aggregate damages claims in 2023, bringing the firm’s savings results for clients to nearly $3 billion in just four years. The firm defines client savings as the difference between plaintiffs’ highest demand and the final case outcome.

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, referring 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 through the firm’s proprietary Tyson & Mendes University, Trial Academy, and Attorney in Residence programs, to ensure client cases are handled consistently across all offices of the firm, no matter which attorneys or practice groups are leading them.

Tyson has even shared these methods with other defense attorneys in his No. 1 Amazon bestselling book, Nuclear Verdicts®: Defending Justice for All. Its sequel is due out in 2024. In 2022, the firm launched the Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute to teach these methods to other defense attorneys through advanced lectures, demonstrations, and practical workshops; attendees leave accredited as “Nuclear Verdicts Defenders,” with a solid understanding not only of what the methods are, but also how to implement them for their clients’ cases. The firm was shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award in the “Reinventing Legal Practice” category for creating the program. The third annual Nuclear Verdicts Defense Institute takes place in July 2024.

“Nuclear Verdicts® are skyrocketing in frequency and amounts across the country because the defense industry has been slow to change. We want to stop these unjust results,” said Tyson. “Tyson & Mendes has developed the defense methods that have saved the insurance industry nearly $3 billion over just the past four years. Applying the proven methods in every case is the way to defend against Nuclear Verdicts® and deliver ‘Justice for All.’”

Serving 21 states nationwide, Tyson & Mendes is one of the fastest growing civil defense firms in the U.S. and is proud to offer one of the fastest and clearest paths to partnership of any mid-sized law firm in the U.S. The firm is honored to be recognized perennially on Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms lists, awarded the No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2022 Glass Ceiling Report for female equity partnership, and shortlisted for Financial Times’ 2022 Innovative Lawyers North America Award.

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, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, 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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