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Mark Jacob Werksman

Mark Jacob Werksman

also known as Mark Werksman, Mark J. Werksman

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Law

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Criminal Law: 50%
    29 years
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    29 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Steven Allan Mindel

    I can highly endorse Mark Werksman. As a Certified Family Law Specialist I often have the need to refer my clients to a criminal law attorney during their divorce. Mark and I have worked together for 30 years. Mark and his team are the premier criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles. I trust Mark with my most valuable clients. I give Mark my highest recommendation


    Steven Mindel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patrick Baghdaserians

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a great attorney. He is an absolute pleasure to work and consult with.


    Patrick Baghdaserians Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Mark J. Werksman

888 West Sixth Street, Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyersU.S. News and World Report2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2013
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2012
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2011
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2010
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2009
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2008
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2007
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Mark J. Werksman1994 - Present
PartnerBeck, Decorso and Werksman1991 - 1994
Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal DivisionUnited States Attorney1988 - 1991
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County1986 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee1991 - 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1991 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member, White Collar Bar Section1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Accused in New York federal court of laundering drug moneySentenced to probation (no jail) on a misdemeanor conviction.
Falsely accused of Child MolestationNot Guilty
Prominent fashion model accused of Domestic ViolenceCharges dropped. Case closed

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
The Daily BreezeTorrance Podiatrist Faces Child Molestation Charges2013
The Daily NewsReputed Israeli Mob Boss to Finish Jail Time Back Home2013
Bloomberg Law ReportsCalifornia Man Charged Over Day Trading Scheme2012
New York Daily NewsEx-Manhattan restaurateur charged with attempted murder2012
The Associated PressAnti-Muslim filmmaker's probation case creeps on2012
The Business JournalL.A. County Assessor arrested for corruption2012
Pacific Coast Business TimesCriminal Trial ahead for Santa Barbara CPA2012
The Associated PressFormer big league ballplayer indicted2011
Metro NewsJudge loses Bid, Trial Date set2010
Los Angeles TimesGrand Jury Investigates City Official2010
Los Angeles TimesVernon and its City Attorneys sever ties2010
Inter Press ServiceHuman Trafficking2010
CBS NewsD.A. Probes Contract2010
Los Angeles TimesMysterious Powder2010
Hawaii Star AdvertiserHuman Trafficking2010
KTLAReality Show Judge to Stand Trial2010
Wall Street JournalGrocer's Trial Set to Begin2009
Los Angeles TimesPrivate Detective Bribery2009
Pasadena Star NewsTrucking Death Murder Charges2009
USA TodayGold Trader charged with wife's murder2008
USA TodayHollywood Private Eye's Trial to begin2008
USA TodayActor, son, charged with drug possession2008
United Press InternationalHusband of slain woman charged with fraud2008
The Washington PostLawyers point fingers in actor's fight2007
BBC News Los AngelesActress' Topless Photo Trial Begins2005
United Press InternationalU.S. jail death of Jewish activist probed2005
People MagazineProsecutors: Actor Back in Hot Water2004
United Press InternationalLAPD may have feared man was armed2004
United Press InternationalActor's lawyer calls drug claim "bogus"2004
The Jewish JournalJDL-ers Plead Not Guilty2002
The Associated PressJudge postpones actor's case2002
Entertainment WeeklyActor gets probation, drug counseling2002
Time MagazineThe Bad Samaritan2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California (USC) Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Yale UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1981