Nuclear verdicts might sound ominous or apocalyptic, but it’s an alarming trend in our civil justice system. Nuclear verdicts are jury verdicts that generally exceed $10 million. These verdicts are now rising into the billions of dollars with no sign of slowing down.
In this episode, Institute for Legal Reform President Harold Kim interviews Robert Tyson, the founding and strategic partner of Tyson & Mendes bases in San Diego, Ca. Not only is Bob an incredibly skilled and successful lawyer, but he also wrote the first-ever book for defense counsel on how to avoid nuclear verdicts called “Nuclear Verdicts: Defending Justice for All.”
Harold and Bob discuss what nuclear verdicts, what defense counsel can do to avoid them, and what drove Bob to write his book.