Marc Lazarus obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Technical Writing from the California State University at Northridge in 1992. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 1998, and served as an editor of the law journal while at Chapman Law School.
In 2001 Mr. Lazarus teamed up with attorney Christopher Russell and has been litigating cases with Mr. Russell since that time. Over the past eleven years, Mr. Lazarus has distinguished himself as a pioneer in the presenting of his clients’ stories to jurists through the use of video technology, custom computer animation, medical education resources, and the insertion of actual medical films into his multi-media presentations. In these last eleven years, Mr. Lazarus has served as lead counsel on hundreds of litigated actions in which he has taken and/or defended over 1,000 depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts. He has also represented clients as lead counsel on approximately five bench trials, approximately twenty jury trials, approximately 100 binding arbitrations, more than 100 judicial arbitrations, and over 200 mediations, mandatory settlement conferences, and voluntary settlement conferences.
For more than twelve years prior to becoming a plaintiff personal injury attorney and while still working to earn his degrees in college as well as in law school, Mr. Lazarus worked as paralegal at several plaintiff personal injury law firms directly with more approximately two dozen experienced and talented personal injury attorneys.
Additionally, Mr. Lazarus has had the privilege of giving back some of his experience to the legal community. While working as an attorney from approximately 2000 to 2005, Mr. Lazarus also worked as an instructor at the University of California at Irvine and at Southern California College of Business and Law in their American Bar Association approved paralegal certification programs imparting his own experiences as both an attorney and as a paralegal to students. From approximately 2006 to present, Mr. Lazarus has offered his services as a pro bono arbitrator through the Los Angeles Superior Court and is still an active member of the panel of arbitrators who provide judicial arbitrations in cases pending in Los Angeles Superior Court on a pro bono basis. Mr. Lazarus has also served as a pro bono mediator in resolving disputes in several limited jurisdiction civil actions in Orange County.
Mr. Lazarus has extensive experience in working with individuals who have been injured in automobile collisions, motorcycle collisions, bus accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, falls from ladders, product related injuries, medical malpractice victims, and individuals injured in the workplace. Over the past twenty five years in his capacity as an attorney and previously as a paralegal, Mr. Lazarus has helped over a thousand injured individuals with their personal injury cases. During that time, Mr. Lazarus has become very adept at understanding, explaining, and successfully arguing the legal consequences of the actions of careless individuals who have caused harm to others as well as bringing to light the true nature of the harms and damages caused to his clients as a result of those negligent acts. Mr. Lazarus is particularly familiar with cases resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, wrist and hand injuries, knee injuries, and ankle injuries. Mr. Lazarus’s knowledge in the area of medicine has served to greatly improve the value of his clients’ cases throughout his career.
Mr. Lazarus is very proud of the work he does for his clients, and his motto over the past two and a half decades has been to treat his clients as he would want to be treated by his attorney.
Mr. Lazarus is currently a member of Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Lazarus enjoys attending classes at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers’ College offered on a regular basis throughout the United States.
Mr. Lazarus has been married to his wife, Cathy, for fifteen years. He has enjoyed the privilege of serving as a Boy Scout Den Leader for Pack 632 for three consecutive years, and on weekends has volunteered as an AYSO Assistant Soccer Coach in Regional 1422 for the past five years.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Elite Trial Lawyers||The National Law Journal||2015|
|Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2011|
|Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2010|
|Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2009|
|Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2008|
|Volunteer Arbitrator with Los Angeles Superior Court||Los Angeles Superior Court||2007|
|Volunteer Arbitrator with Los Angeles Superior Court||Los Angeles Superior Court||2006|
|Attorney||Russell & Lazarus||2001 - Present|
|Volunteer Arbitrator||Los Angeles Superior Court||2006 - 2012|
|Instructor at ABA Approved Paralegal Program||University of California, Irvine||2001 - 2005|
|Attorney||McClure & Carter||2000 - 2001|
|Attorney||Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.||2000 - 2000|
|Legal Intern||Long Beach City Attorney's Office||1998 - 1998|
|Paralegal||Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.||1997 - 2000|
|Paralegal||Law Offices of Kenneth Schreiber||1997 - 1997|
|intern||United States Federal Bankruptcy Court||1996 - 1997|
|Instructor||Southern California College of Business and Law||1995 - 1997|
|Paralegal||Law Offices of Albert Lazarus||1987 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Associate Member||2013 - Present|
|Member of Trial Lawyers College (TLC).||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America - Troop 632||Den Leader||2008 - 2011|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity||Member||1989 - Present|
|Yanez v Ycedo||Jury Verdict and Costs Award: $232,305.35|
|Acosta v Macias||Bench Trial Verdict $276,184.00|
|K. L. v. R. A.||Binding Arbitration award: $847,946.60|
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|CAALA Convention Syllabus||Arbitrations||2014|
|Orthopedics Today||"Diagnosing a Traumatically Induced Meniscus Tear"||2012|
|Book||The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Personal Injury Claim||2012|
|James Publishing publication||Negotiating with Insurance Companies||2011|
|Chapman University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Southern California College of Business and Law||Paralegal Courses||N/A||1993|
|California State University, Northridge||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Law Day 2015||Motorcycle Accidents and Brain Injury||2015|
|CAALA Convention 2014||Arbitrations||2014|
|Teacher UCI's ABA Approved Paralegal Program||Torts||2005|
|Teacher at UCI's ABA approved paralegal program||Legal Research||2004|
|Teacher at UCI's ABA approved paralegal program||Introduction to Paralegal Studies||2003|
|Teacher at SCCB&L's ABA approved paralegal program||Legal Research||1996|