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Marc Elliot Grossman

Marc Elliot Grossman

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Marc Grossman is an Upland Attorney helping clients in family law and civil litigation. His passion for the law and his clients has made him one of the most sought after attorneys within the Inland Empire.


 


If you are looking for experienced representation from an attorney that cares make sure to contact the Law Offices of Marc Grossman.


 


Marc Elliot Grossman (born October 1, 1966 in Pomona, California) is a
practicing attorney, social activist, rare document dealer and former
musician.


 


Marc Grossman in the News


 


State Supreme Court Upholds Decision regarding Civil Rights
Violations Finding Continued Parole Rejections Tantamount to Turning
Sentence Of Life in Prison with Possibility Of Parole Into Life Sentence
Without Parole.


 


Early Life and Education


 


Marc Grossman was born to David Grossman and Adrienne Grossman (nee
Wasserman) and is the second of three sons. Grossman's older brother, Scott
Grossman, Ph.D., is a noted theoretical astro-physicist and Grossman's
younger brother, Craig Grossman, is a practicing attorney as is Grossman's
father and wife. Grossman attended Upland High School.


 


Grossman studied at the University of California at Los Angeles (1984 -
1987) matriculating in psychology and business and the University of
California at Santa Cruz (1988 - 1990) attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Philosophy. During lawschool, Grossman worked as a substitute highschool
teacher and as a vest-pocket coin dealer. Grossman attained a Juris Doctor
degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1998 and was
admitted to the California State Bar in November, 1998.


 


Social Activism


 


As a student activist at UCLA, Grossman was involved in helping to establish
UCLA as one of the first sanctuaries for Salvadorian refugees during the
civil conflicts of the 1980s and was also instrumental in the campaign
calling for the Regents to divest their funds from South Africa during the
Apartheid era. Grossman worked for Campaign California, a grass roots fund
raising organization under the direction of Assemblyman and former "Chicago
Seven" member Tom Hayden, and fought successfully to pass Proposition 65,
the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986


 


Irvin Landrum Matter


 


As an attorney, Grossman represented Plaintiffs in the Irvin Landrum matter
which gathered national attention when Claremont Police Officers were
accused of shooting an unarmed African-American 18 year old and of planting
a gun on him in 1999. The officers had claimed they had shot Landrum in
self defense after he pulled a gun and had shot at them. However,
ballistics reports confirmed the gun had never been fired and belonged to a
deceased police chief from a neighboring town. In the wake of civil rights
demonstrations alleging racial profiling and murder, the City of Claremont
awarded the two officers involved in the shooting with Employee of the Year
Honors as did the Claremont Police Officers Association. The case was
eventually settled for $450,000.00 and the awards were rescinded. In 2000,
California Chief Justice Ronald George presided over an award ceremony
wherein the California First Amendment Coalition awarded Claremont their
Black Hole Award in recognition of having been the public entity acting most
improperly regarding open government and first amendment freedoms in
connection with their Landrum related activities. Further fallout from the
Landrum matter included several subsequent lawsuits regarding racial
profiling and police officer rights.


 


Other High Profile Matters


 


Grossman has been at the center of other high profile matters including
representing San Bernardino County gadflies Jeff Wright and Shirley Goodwin.
Wright was alleged to have been targeted for his political activities
targeting former San Bernardino County Supervisor Jerry Eaves. Eaves would
ultimately face Federal Criminal corruption charges for which he would plead
guilty.


 


In 2001, Grossman formed the briefly lived South Western Poverty Law Center
as a coalition of local organizations to fight institutionalized
discrimination in the Inland Empire. In 2003, Grossman was recognized by
the Los Angeles Times as one of the Inland Valley Times 66 most influential
persons.


 


Prisoner Rights Advocate


 


Grossman has successfully obtained the release of dozens of lifers whom had
been determined to have been improperly denied parole following their
convictions and life sentences. Grossman's work in this field has resulted
in numerous published opinions and has helped shape the law at the State and
Federal levels. His clients have included Robert Rosenkrantz, Leslie Van
Houten and Richard Shaputis.


 


Personal Life


 


Grossman is an accomplished musician and poker player and currently plays in
a band with 80's rocker Gene "Rockin" Roland A.K.A. The Zig Zag Man and
former Velvet Chain drummer Craig Van Sant. Grossman is also a respected
collector of rare historical manuscripts and the proprietor of Signature
House, an auction house devoted exclusively to the sale of historical
documents and manuscripts. In 2008, Grossman formed the American Manuscript
Library, a non-profit organization providing scholarships and educational
programs throughout Southern California as well as providing a research
library which includes holographic exemplars from thousands of individuals.


 


Grossman is currently married to Evangeline Grossman, a partner at the
prestigious firm of Shernoff, Bidart, Darras and Echeveria whom are
recognized as the founders of the tort of Bad-Faith Insurance and also for
their Holocaust litigation whereby they sought to hold European insurance
companies accountable for thousands of life insurance policies never honored
following World War II. Grossman and his wife
live in Upland, California with their 3 wonderful children.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Family: 30%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    17 years, 300 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    17 years, 1.33 thousand cases
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    17 years, 777 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($90-450/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Marc Grossman

100 N. Euclid Avenue
2nd Floor
Upland, CA, 91786

Law Offices of Marc Grossman

72960 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA, 92260-2897

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb Rated AttorneyAVVO2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Client Rating 5.0 of 5Lawyers.com2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Coachella Valley Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Palm Springs Best LawyersPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
Best Lawyers of the Inland EmpireInland Empire Magazine2009
15 Years of ServiceMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certificate of AppreciationWestern San Bernardino Bar Association2006
Region's 66 Most Influential PersonsLos Angeles Times - Inland Valley Times2003
American Jurisprudence Award - Intellectual PropertyBancroft - Whitney1998
American Jurisprudence Award - Entertainment LawBancroft-Whitney1998
American Jurisprudence Award - EvidenceBancroft-Whitney1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Volunteer MediatorSan Bernardino County Superior Court2006 - 2007
OwnerLaw Offices of Marc Grossman1998 - Present
Teacher (substitute)Upland Unified School District1994 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Inland Empire Consumer Attorney Association of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember2003 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2002 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th CircuitMember2001 - Present
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Southwestern Poverty Law CenterFounder2000 - 2001
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Southern California Auto-Fraud LawyersMember1998 - 2002

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Irvin Landrum MatterWe won
ROSENKRANTZ V. MARSHALL (444 F. Supp.2d 1063)Decision Validated Through California Supreme Court
IN RE DAVID BARKER - (Court of Appeal of California, First District, Division 2 - A114686)Success and a published opinion

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Inland Empire MagazineInland Empire Attorneys2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California Santa CruzPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
University of California - Los AngelesPsychology/BusinessN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Local San Bernardino Attorney ConferenceAttorney Markeing2007