Overview

Tyson Redenbarger is a Senior Associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP.  Tyson handles a wide range of civil litigation, including securities class actions, nationwide consumer cases, and claims for individuals who have been wronged or defrauded.

Tyson has worked on high-profile cases including, In Re Apple Device Performance litigation, a nationwide consumer class action involving Apple’s throttling of certain iPhones.  After contentious litigation and significant discovery practice, Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle the case.  Tyson also works on derivative shareholder cases, including cases representing shareholders of Uber, Facebook, and We Work.

Prior to joining Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Tyson worked for a tenant rights law firm in San Francisco, representing tenants who were wrongfully evicted and tenants living in uninhabitable conditions.  Tyson handled several jury and bench trials, including two class action trials where he successfully obtained significant recovery for tenants who were impacted by a delayed condominium conversion. 

Tyson received his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.  While in law school, he participated in the Honors Moot Court program, served as the senior editor of the International Law Journal, and volunteered at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, where Tyson assisted low income clients with consumer and debt collection disputes.

Experience

  • Tyson worked extensively on the In Re Apple Device Performance litigation, in which Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle. Tyson was part of the co-lead counsel team that was responsible for plaintiffs’ discovery, including defending class representatives at deposition and coordinating discovery from more than 100 named plaintiffs.
  • Tyson successfully represented shareholders of Sanovas, Inc. in a shareholder derivative case alleging that Sanovas’s former CEO defrauded the company and stole millions of dollars from its shareholders. Plaintiffs were successful in halting all payments to the former CEO pursuant to his lucrative severance package, and Plaintiffs negotiated significant corporate reforms, including the expansion of the company’s board of directors and the implementation of an independent audit committee.  
  • Tyson represented two tenants in a jury trial involving claims that the tenants were wrongfully evicted. The jury unanimously found that the eviction was wrongful because the owners rented the tenant’s unit on Airbnb instead of living in the unit, which they were legally required to do.  The jury awarded the tenants $390,000 in damages.

News

Publications

  • The Risks of Being A Host In the Sharing-Economy: A look at short-term rentals and the liability and public-policy problems they present
    Plaintiff Magazine, 04.2015

Honors & Awards

Honors & Recognitions

Pro Bono Award, Santa Clara University School of Law

CALI Award

Witkin Award

Honors Moot Court

Affiliations

California Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

San Mateo County Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Community Involvement

Legal Counsel for non-profit, Health & Education in Senegal

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. 2013

University of Colorado, B.F.A. 2007

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for Northern California
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