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Two Attorneys Promoted to Partner at Tyson & Mendes

Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP recently promoted attorneys Cayce Greiner and Dan Fallon to partner in the firm’s San Diego headquarters.

Greiner previously served as special counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office, focusing primarily on general liability and commercial litigation, while partnering with defense litigation teams within the firm on cases involving complex issues, and catastrophic injury. She leads the firm’s Client Services Department and chairs its Women’s Initiative and Young Professionals Group.

Fallon also works out of Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office, serving as senior counsel before being named partner. He specializes in professional liability, personal injury, general commercial liability and business litigation, and has significant experience developing and executing litigation strategies to the benefit of individual and corporate clients. He is a trustee for a foundation supporting nonprofits throughout the country. He is also a barrister with the American Inn of Court, Hon. William B. Enright Chapter, and previously served on the board of directors for San Diego Defense Lawyers.

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Kyle Nageotte, Eric Tetrault and Ross Bautista have joined Higgs Fletcher & Mack, which brings the total lawyer count at San Diego’s longest serving firm to 78.

Nageotte represents companies of all sizes in a variety of practice areas, concentrating primarily on employment litigation. He has successfully represented employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters. This includes claims involving class actions, discrimination, wage/hour disputes, wrongful termination, trade secrets and California’s Private Attorneys General Act. He is chairperson of the California Young Lawyers Association, co-chairs the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony and is a member of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LGBT Alumni Scholarship Committee.

Tetrault focuses his real estate law practice on representing sellers, buyers, financial institutions, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactional matters. This includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, 1031 exchanges, development, financing, leasing and investment formations.

Bautista is a member of Higgs’ Business Litigation practice group with a current emphasis on general business, health care and other related matters. Before Higgs, he was a tax consultant at the world’s largest professional services firm where he served both private and public multinational clients. He is a published author in the San Diego Law Review.

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The San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program has announced its Justice For All Celebration honorees. Honoring the 2017 Award Recipients include: Pro Bono Publico, Kevin Bush, Cozen O’Connor; Outstanding Law Firm, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; and Community Service Award, Dilkhwaz Ahmed, Executive Director, License to Freedom.

From helping domestic violence victims to foster children with disabilities, SDVLP provides a host of pro bono legal services with the assistance of volunteer lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals.

The celebration brings together those members of the legal community who are committed to increasing access to justice to honor this year’s award recipients, and recognize the service of our many volunteers. The celebration includes a reception and awards presentation, and also remarks from access to justice advocates. The reception features gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. For sponsorship information, contact Cheryl Martinez at SDVLP.

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Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, the San Diego law firm that negotiated a $25 million settlement on behalf of students who attended President Donald Trump’s Trump University last year, has renamed itself Haeggquist & Eck LLP following the hire of new partner Kathleen Herkenhoff. Herkenhoff joins partners Alreen Haeggquist, Amber Eck, and Aaron Olsen in the firm’s San Diego office.

The attorneys at Haeggquist & Eck, an employee rights, consumer, and securities class-action firm, have obtained more than $100 million in recoveries for their clients over the course of their careers. The firm’s newest partner, Herkenhoff, has helped obtain more than $1 billion in settlement recoveries through her litigation of complex securities class and derivative actions.

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Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Evangeline J. (“Ginger”) Larson, co-founder of Larson & Solecki LLP, as its new chair, effective July 1. Her appointment carries on a vision of tapping board leaders in the Inland North County with the passion and purpose to address the growing needs of the communities served by the Palomar Health District. This includes a successful era of fundraising and services that increasingly emphasize a patient-first experience.

Larson is an established real estate and business attorney in Southern California.

She brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the board. Based in the North County, Ginger’s practice extends from downtown San Diego to Temecula and Orange County. She focuses on commercial and residential real estate and business transactions and litigation for individuals and entities.

As a wife, mother, and longtime community volunteer, Larson brings a depth of leadership and knowledge to her volunteer role. She has previously served as vice chair of Palomar Health Foundation, chair of PowayOnStage, and numerous other volunteer activities. She is a member of the Real Property section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

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