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Jeffrey Reed Marquart

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Business, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

About Me

The Marquart Law Group was founded on the principle that clients should have direct, regular contact with their lawyers in the very personal process of seeking compensation for injuries. Jeff Marquart and Chris Andal practice from our office in Rancho Santa Margarita and live in South Orange County near the clientele we serve.


 



Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey R. Marquart attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he was on the Dean's List and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter, he attended the University of Notre Dame Law School where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions and received his Juris Doctorate in 1987. Following his admission to the Illinois and Federal Bars in 1987, he practiced with a prominent Intellectual Property firm in Chicago, with an emphasis on Patent, Trademark and related litigation. In 1989, he was admitted to the California Bar and joined another prominent Los Angeles firm where he specialized in Patent Litigation.


 


In 1991, he left the intellectual property arena to join a civil litigation firm specializing in products liability and personal injury. In 1997, he founded the Tustin based firm of Smith and Marquart. In 2006, he formed the Marquart Law Group to establish a highly technical and innovative boutique firm specializing in the representation of those who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals and business entities. Mr. Marquart’s experience includes the prosecution of highly complex products liability cases involving industrial machinery, automobile steering systems, stability and crashworthiness, tire design, residential appliances, playground equipment and children’s toys, furniture and restraint systems. He has prosecuted a multitude of cases involving significant automobile, cycling and trucking accidents.


 


He resides in Coto de Caza California with his wife Lisa, and their three daughters, Katherine, Caroline and Courtney. He actively participates in golf, mountain biking and ice hockey. He is an automobile enthusiast and collector. Above all, he is a staunch supported of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.


Areas of Practice:


Wrongful Death


Personal Injury -- Plaintiff


Elder Law


Litigation & Appeals


Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff


Products Liability Law


Toxic Torts


Business Formation


Commercial Disputes


Bar Admissions:


U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989


California, 1989


Illinois, 1987


U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987


U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1988


Education:


Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1987


J.D.


Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Commercial Transactions


 


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1984


B.S.


Honors: Dean List


Major: Mechanical Engineering

 



Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey R. Marquart attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he was on the Dean's List and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter, he attended the University of Notre Dame Law School where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions and received his Juris Doctorate in 1987. Following his admission to the Illinois and Federal Bars in 1987, he practiced with a prominent Intellectual Property firm in Chicago, with an emphasis on Patent, Trademark and related litigation. In 1989, he was admitted to the California Bar and joined another prominent Los Angeles firm where he specialized in Patent Litigation.

In 1991, he left the intellectual property arena to join a civil litigation firm specializing in products liability and personal injury. In 1997, he founded the Tustin based firm of Smith and Marquart. In 2006, he formed the Marquart Law Group to establish a highly technical and innovative boutique firm specializing in the representation of those who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals and business entities. Mr. Marquart’s experience includes the prosecution of highly complex products liability cases involving industrial machinery, automobile steering systems, stability and crashworthiness, tire design, residential appliances, playground equipment and children’s toys, furniture and restraint systems. He has prosecuted a multitude of cases involving significant automobile, cycling and trucking accidents.

He resides in Coto de Caza California with his wife Lisa, and their three daughters, Katherine, Caroline and Courtney. He actively participates in golf, mountain biking and ice hockey. He is an automobile enthusiast and collector. Above all, he is a staunch supported of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.


Areas of Practice:

Wrongful Death
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Elder Law
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Toxic Torts
Business Formation
Commercial Disputes


Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989
California, 1989
Illinois, 1987
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1988


Education:

Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1987
J.D.
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Commercial Transactions

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1984
B.S.
Honors: Dean List
Major: Mechanical Engineering

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Languages Spoken: German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Brain Injury: 10%
    25 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    25 years
  4. Business: 10%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-500/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

The Marquart Law Group

22342 Avenida Empresa
Suite 250
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198905/25/2015
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law - Not Currently Registered,Has Not Demonstrated Required MCLE Compliance198708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence - Commercial TransactionsBancroft-Whitney1987

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalThe Marquart Law Group2006 - Present
PartnerSmith & Marquart1998 - 2006
PartnerKring & Brown1995 - 1998
AssociateAlevizon, Smith, Susson & Palafox1990 - 1995
AssociateSpensley, Horn, Jubas & Lubitz1989 - 1990
AssociateLeydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.1987 - 1989

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate1987
Illinois Institute of TechnologyMechanical EngineeringB.S.M.E.1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Products Liability - The Anatomy of an Industrial Machine AccidentA Plaintiff's Perspective from Start to Finish2008