A member of the firm since 1983, Mark has extensive experience handling a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including public entity, employment, business, land use, products liability, and personal injury cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to individuals and businesses, Mark has represented many public entities, including school districts and hospitals. He understands the importance of working closely with the governing bodies of public entities to reduce potential exposure of limited public resources to litigation risks. As a litigator since 1983, Mark has handled numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations. Based on that experience, Mark has mastered the ability to interact with judges, juries, arbitrators and mediators, and has acquired the skills necessary to present a case so as to maximize the outcome for the client. His election to the American Board of Trial Advocates reflects the quality of his reputation among Mark’s colleagues in the legal community.

Principal Areas of Practice:

Personal injury, employment, and business litigation, as well as public entity defense.


California State University, San Bernardino, B.A. 1980 (with honors); Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1983 (magna cum laude).

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in 1983; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Federal Court of Claims.


American Board of Trial Advocates, Monterey County Bar Association; Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California; Past President of Pacific Grove Rotary; Past Board Member of Pacific Grove Unified School District.