835 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2656
Admitted to Practice
– U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
J.D., University of Santa Clara School of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Presentations and Articles
– MCLE lecturer
– "Pre-Litigation Risk Management: Key Issues to Address Regarding Travel Nurses"
webinar presented to California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM), February, 2011.
– Presented seminar on auto insurance to private client, with David Frankenberger and Cynthia Soliman, February, 2011.
– How to “Win” Your Deposition—Southern California Association for HealthCare Risk Management, May 3-5, 2017
In addition to being the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office, Mark is on the firm's Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the firm's Professional Liability practice group. Mark is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
His practice includes professional liability (medical, legal and other professional malpractice), skilled nursing facilities, home health care, emergency medical transport, sexual misconduct, premises liability, construction accidents, construction defects, toxic/environmental torts, products liability, transportation/trucking cases, business litigation and a wide range of general civil liability matters. Mark has handled catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims involving significant exposures.
He has trial experience and has both published and unpublished cases at the appellate and California Supreme Court level. He is involved as a pro bono arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts.
Mark obtained dismissal of a malicious prosecution case against a law firm via demurrer sustained on all causes of action without leave to amend, affirmed at Court of Appeal, and affirmed by the California Supreme Court resulting in a published opinion, Wilson v. Parker, Covert & Chidester (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 811, a case that is frequently cited in this area of the law.
Mark established the firm as a provider of MCLE in 1992 and has since been making presentations to attorneys and clients on matters of legal importance as a continuing MCLE provider.
CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.