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James Mark Moore

James Mark Moore

also known as J. Mark Moore, Mark Moore

Practice areas:

Class Action, Litigation, Appeals

About Me

"And for that reason, the Plaintiff's counsel, for that and other reasons, is to be rewarded, certainly applauded.   You did a magnificent job for the class."  -- Hon. Charles R. Breyer, United States District Judge, January 9, 2009, Case No. 3:06-cv-07496-CRB.


 


Mr. Moore is a named partner with Spiro Moore.  He has spent his career litigating class actions and other complex matters.  He joined the firm in March 2006, after spending most of his career as an associate, and then a partner, at a Los Angeles-based, national law firm where he defended major insurance companies in class actions and unfair business practice cases involving insurance claims practices, wage and hour claims and securities claims in California and other states.  Mr. Moore greatly prefers his present role as an advocate for consumers and employees.


 


At present, Mr. Moore is litigating class actions against numerous companies alleged to have engaged in consumer fraud or other unlawful conduct, including Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Bear Stearns Residential Mortgage Co., Toyota, JP Morgan Chase, and Coldwell Banker. Since he switched from representing corporate defendants to consumers in 2006, Mr. Moore has handled cases that have resulted in settlements worth many millions of dollars to his clients and class members.    His views regarding class action matters have been published by media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and an active member of its amicus group. Mr. Moore is admitted to practice in all federal courts in California and has practiced on a pro hac vice basis in a number of other states.


 


Mr. Moore is also developing a qui tam ("whistleblower") practice.  Qui tam cases allow whistleblowers with knowledge of fraudulent and false claims for payment in connection with government contracts to sue on behalf of the state or federal government, and to recover a substantial share of the monies recovered by the government in the case.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Class Action: 85%
    18 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
  3. Appeals: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Justin F Marquez

    Mark is an excellent class action attorney that is very knowledgeable about consumer class actions. He has prevailed on numerous occasions against top defense attorneys. He's also a great mentor and friend.

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    Justin Marquez Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Mark is a great litigator and class action lawyer. He has achieved great results on behalf of employees and consumers in many cases against large companies represented by top defense lawyers.

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    Gregory Karasik Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Moore & Leviant LLP

20700 Ventura Blvd., Suite 140
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199505/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerMoore & Leviant LLP2013 - Present
AttorneySpiro Moss LLP2006 - 2012
PartnerBarger & Wolen2004 - 2005
AssociateBarger & Wolen1998 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
 Boschma v. Home Loan Center, Inc., 198 Cal.App.4th 230 (2011)Division 3 of 4th District Court of Appeal reversed order sustaining demurrer to class action complaint
Shersher v. Microsoft Corp., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 340630Nationwide class settlement; final approval granted in 2009; Mr. Moore was appointed co-lead counsel for the class
Plascencia v. Lending 1st Mortgage, et al, USDC N.D. Cal. Case No. 4:07-4485 CWOngoing; motion for class certification granted on contested basis; Mr. Moore appointed as one of class counsel.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA SOLN/AJ.D.1995
Univ of California Santa BarbaraBusiness Economics, with honorsBachelor of Arts1992