Mr. Tyson was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law, class of 1989. Mr. Tyson graduated from Villanova University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He has practiced law in large San Diego defense firms since graduation. Mr. Tyson has primarily litigated cases in the areas of products liability, personal injury, commercial and general civil litigation, professional malpractice, environmental and employment law. He has represented individuals, corporations, partnerships, professionals and many other different types of businesses. Mr. Tyson was admitted to the California Bar June 1990 and to the District of Columbia Bar October 1993.