Randy S. Faust brings over 25 years of extensive defense litigation and trial experience to TM HALO®. He is Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut offices and is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a pre-selected honorary society of the best trial lawyers in the United States. Mr. Faust has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in venues across the United States.
Notable Trial Experience:
- Jury Awards $29.5M for Plaintiffs Critically Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident Case: Mr. Faust represented defendant in a matter arising from a motor vehicle accident where defendant, allegedly intoxicated and overserved at a “gun bash” event, was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. Four individuals occupied the adverse vehicle none of which had consumed alcohol. All four individuals were critically injured: the driver of the adverse vehicle was the designated driver and sustained multiple fractures; the front seat passenger was killed upon impact; a rear seated passenger was admitted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries; and another plaintiff, who was the fiancé of the deceased, sustained life-threatening injuries, was hospitalized for six months, and upon discharge committed suicide. Mr. Faust presented multiple witnesses who testified they observed the defendant at the event, and he was not visibly intoxicated. Plaintiffs asked for $60M and the jury returned a verdict for $ 29.5M.
- Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Dismisses Case on Appeal: Mr. Faust first-chaired a case of first impression in the State of Connecticut where an off-duty firefighter was killed and two of his infant children were severely injured after being struck head on by another motor vehicle. The operator of the adverse vehicle was highly intoxicated at the time of the accident after consuming alcohol throughout the day at a rest plaza. Mr. Faust represented the defendant rest plaza operator who did not sell, serve, or provide alcohol to the adverse driver. Plaintiffs contended the rest plaza operators were liable pursuant to the terms and conditions of the contract executed with the State of Connecticut. Plaintiffs sought $60M before a jury. The Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut dismissed the case on appeal after a jury returned a verdict of $1.6M.