Tierra Mendiola joined Thomas Whitelaw in 2009 as a litigation paralegal. Her caseload is primarily focused on complex business and intellectual property litigation. Since joining in 2009, she has provided support to attorneys during all phases of the litigation process and is a vital part of the trial team. In 2012, she assisted on a Federal District Court trial regarding patent infringement on oil tool technology. In 2016, she assisted on a Federal District Court trial involving a breach of contract case regarding a bone cement delivery device. More recently in 2019, she assisted on a Federal District Court trial regarding patent infringement on sheet wave machines. She has expansive knowledge and expertise in e-discovery, the trial process, as well as arbitration, mediation, settlement and appeals.
- University of California, Irvine, Paralegal Certificate Program, (ABA Approved)
- California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
- Orange County Paralegal Association