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Mark Joseph Valencia is a litigator, and welcomes resolution by jury trial. What is unique about Mr. Valencia is that not only is he a trial advocate, but he has broad experience in the Court of Appeals. Such experience facilitates strategy at the trial level. In December 2009, the California Court of Appeals, 4th District, Division 3, (Orange County) agreed with Mr. Valencia and overruled a jury verdict and ordered retrial. This was yet another reversal in the Appellate Courts for Mr. Mark Joseph Valencia. In addition, in 2013, Mr. Valencia attained yet another victory in the California Court of Appeals, and further secured review by the California Supreme Court. In relation to trial experience, Mr. Valencia and Plaintiff proved sexual harassment against Playboy Entertainment Group, which was represented by international law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius. A jury unanimously found sexual harassment against Playboy.

Mark Joseph Valencia has the commitment to his clients, ensuring a reduced case load with significant client attention. He can therefore focus his complete attention on the client's situation, attempting to place the client into the very best circumstance possible. At the Law Offices of Mark Joseph Valencia, ALC, our success is measured by your success.


Contact info

Valencia & Cywinska, ALC

355 S Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 48%
  2. Appeals: 47%
  3. Sex Crime: 5%



Hourly ($375-475/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Vicente Cota

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is very intelligent and will not take no for an answer when it comes to fighting for his clients.


    Daniel Cota Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Rivers Gilmore

    Mark is a tenacious attorney who will stop at nothing to get justice for his clients. He is not afraid of big companies/law firms or complex cases. If I needed an employment attorney this is who I would hire.


    William Gilmore Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney Fee Award $404,425.00: Crouch v. Playboy Enter GroupLos Angeles Superior Court2010
Scroll AcknowledgementCounty of Los Angeles2005
Dean's ListNorthwestern University2002
Scroll AcknowledgementCounty of Los Angeles2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderValencia & Cywinska, ALC2013 - Present
ShareholderLaw Offices of Mark Joseph Valencia, ALC2006 - Present
ShareholderSarieh & Valencia, ALC2006 - 2006
Officer CandidateUnited States Marine Corps2004 - 2004
Law ClerkLos Angeles District Attorneys Office2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California State BarLitigation Section2012 - Present
California State BarLabor and Employment Section Member2011 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2006
American Bar AssociationAnti Trust Section Liaison2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Crouch v. Playboy Entertainment Group, et al.$658,665.38, inclusive of jury award to plaintiff, attorney's fee award by Court, and costs reimbursement.
Kinses v. Dental Health - Anaheim Hills, Inc., et al.Reversal By Court of Appeals
Valle v. Washington MutualReversal By Court of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Verdictsearch publicationCase Featured In Verdictsearch2010
Courtroom View NetworkEmployee Wins Sexual Harassment Action Against Playboy2010
Beverly Hills CourierJury Awards More Than $180,000 to Former Playboy TV Employee2010
Los Angeles Metropolitan News EnterpriseCourt of Appeal Revives Fraud Claim Against Anaheim Dentist2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Northwestern UniversityHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002