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A NATIONALLY RESPECTED TRIAL ATTORNEY, is well known for litigating cases against insurance companies for bad faith denial of disability benefits and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of doctors, lawyers and other business professionals. Mark has extensive experience successfully challenging UnumProvident, the insurance company that has gained much publicity for its denial of benefits to professionals suffering from various disabilities. His other significant success in the area of insurance bad faith include a $6.75 million settlement in Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co., a $3 million settlement in Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co. and a $2.9 million settlement in Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co.
In addition to representing plaintiffs in insurance bad faith, Mark also handles matters involving wrongful death, employment discrimination, legal malpractice, wrongful termination and intellectual property.
In the special area of Lottery Ticket fraud cases, Mark has succeeded at conducting the thorough investigations these cases require and in bringing his clients' cases to trial and to a successful result. He has obtained substantial jury verdicts, including a $7.982 million verdict in Farraj v. Circle K Store and a $12 million verdict in Chae v. Kim.
Mark has been responsible for winning a long list of seven-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. In the area of employment discrimination, he obtained a $3 million verdict in Kaufman v. Summit Health Ltd. and a $1 million verdict in Perry v. Hewlett Packard. In the area of premises liability, he obtained a $4.1 million verdict in Valdivia v. St. Jude's Academy and a $1.854 million verdict in Williams vs. Mervyn's. In personal injury cases, he obtained a $10.7 million settlement in Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation, a $7.8 million settlement in Doe Individual v. Doe Individual; and a $9.6 million settlement in Doe Individual v. Doe Law Firm. In 2004, Law & Politics published its inaugural issue of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine, which lists the top five-percent of lawyers practicing in Los Angeles and Orange Counties as nominated and voted upon by their peers. Mark enjoys the distinction of being named a "Super Lawyer" in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was also named one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc. based on a survey of his peers.
His sustaining professional organization memberships include the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and American Association for Justice.
Mark holds a B.A. in criminal justice and a B.A. in political science from Kings College (1976). He earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law (1985). His published cases include San Diego Trolley v. Superior Court (2001) 87 Cal. App. 4th 1083.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2011|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2010|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2004|
|One of the Best Lawyers in America||Woodward-White, Inc.||N/A|
|Partner||Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP||2002 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Doe v. Doe||$7.8 million|
|Chae v. Kim||$12 million verdict|
|Doe v. Doe||$9.6 million settlement|
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|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Kings College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|