Insurance Defense Firm Opens Rocky Mountain Outpost

Tyson & Mendes opens in Colorado as part of national growth

Not unlike with the rest of the general population, Colorado’s outdoors and lifestyle perks are drawing lawyers to the state. And also not unlike the general population, that move is coming from California.

Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes announced Wednesday that it is expanding its reach into Colorado with attorney Jacob Felderman setting up the firm’s outpost. The firm specializes in insurance defense with attorneys practicing in areas including construction defect, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and wrongful death lawsuits, and employment law. The move to Colorado is driven in part by personal reasons for Felderman as well as professional reasons that put the firm closer to some of its primary clients.

The law firm has 91 attorneys in six states, mostly in the Western U.S. Outside its four offices in its home territory of California, the law firm has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Seattle. Each office consists of four to six attorneys. Felderman said he expects the firm to grow to match the other offices, though there is no guarantee.

Felderman will serve as managing partner of the Denver office, which currently also includes partner Cayce Greiner who works in San Diego but splits her practice between California and Colorado.

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