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Mark David Apelian

Slip and fall accident Attorney at Agoura Hills, CA

4.7   14 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%

  2. Motorcycle accident
    25%

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    I Specialize in helping and protecting victims who are significantly injured in an accident to obtain the medical care they need. I will aggressively advocate on your behalf so that you can receive fair and just compensation. I will work hard to help you get your life back in order. My firm handles injuries from: Automobole Accidents, Slip/Trip & falls, Truck/Bus accidents, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, defective Products, Dog Bites, Employment Issues. Harassment & Discrimination.

    33 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    25%

Mark D. Apelian is an advocate for personal injury victims and a bane to defense attorneys throughout the state of California. For the past 31 years, Mark's relentless dedication to achieving the maximum possible award for a client either at the negotiation table or in a courtroom has gained the attention of other lawyers and the gratitude of many clients and their families. Mark recently obtained a gross jury verdict from a 12 member jury in Victorville, CA for one of his clients in excess of $3.8 million dollars after the doctor who had been treating his client at a local hospital caused him considerable harm by ignoring him and the complaints he was voicing to hospital staff while still under his care. The doctor in question further made it known that he would "never offer a penny" to our client. Mr. Apelian was clearly able to persuade a small hometown jury to the contrary. He was also able to obtain nearly another $400,000 from the hospital as well.

Mark's drive to practice Personal Injury law stems from a simple belief: that good people who have been injured through someone else's negligence deserve a good result. Mark feels that it is a privilege to protect his clients' interests and has had the pleasure of helping many individuals receive the compensation that is rightfully theirs. In recognition of his seven-figure verdicts, Mark was admitted into the Million Dollar Advocates Circle  which is a prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United Stateswhere Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts for their clients.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.  Mark has also achieved a AVVO "Superb" rating. 

Based on his tenacity and success in the courtroom, Mark has drawn the pointed attention of the Press. Los Angeles Magazine and the Southern California Super Lawyers publication have recognized Mark's superior legal abilities for each of their past 18 years by deeming him as one of few Southern California's Super Lawyers®. In 2020, Mark was recognized for having obtained a jury verdict that made The Top 50 Verdicts in all of California!  Mark was also nominated as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for the state of California by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, was nominated as a candidate forTrial Lawyer of  the Year  in 2011, 2013 and 2020, was designated to be one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for multiple years,was recognized for his excellence in Personal Injury Law by the Lawyers of Distinction organization in 2019-2021, was listed in recognized for his Excellence and Achievements by the Southern California Legal Community as one of its Top Lawyers, Was Listed in Los Angeles Magazine as their chosen Top Lawyers for 2020-2021 and his firm has received multiple "10 Best" Client Satisfaction Awards for their excellence.  

In addition to his litigation practice, Mark has also volunteered himself out as a Mediator, where he assists others in trying to informally resolve their conflicts, and has lectured before the Los Angeles County Bar Association in this regard.

Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004 – 2021
  • Nominated as a Candidate for Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2011, 2013 & 2020
  • Los Angeles Magazine's chosen Top Lawyers from 2004 through 2021
  • Recognized for having made the Top 50 Jury Verdicts for 2020 list for the entire State of California 
  • multiple 10 Best" Client Satisfaction Awards
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Licensed for 32 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 08/06/2022

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

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by James | April 28, 2013
FANTASTIC ATTORNEY
Mr. Apelian did an amazing job representing me and my wife in a personal injury case When we were injured in a motor vehicle accident. He made the process very smooth for us and we were very pleased with the amount of money we received at the end. He was very good about answering all of our questions. We would recommend him to anyone.
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Response from Mark Apelian February 6, 2014
James, thank you for such a kind review. It was truly my pleasure to have represented you and your wife. Naturally I regret that you were involved in such an accident in the first place. Let's please keep in touch. Mark
Posted by Ms. Gonzalez | October 12, 2013
Review for Mr. Mark Apelian
Mr. Apelian was very, very good to me. In december, I slip and fell on the sidewalk and had been to many lawyers who told me " You have no case." One lawyer said he could help me but I would have to pay him for each hour..He told me if my money stopped, he would have to stop also. I was afraid I would not have enough money and then he would stop working for my case. Thank God I found Mr. Apelian. He treated me like I had a $10 million case. He worked very hard and I trusted him. He also had a very nice Secretary. Before I hired Mr. Apelian, the city offered me $3000. Then after hire Mr. Apelian to help me, the city made a new offer that went to $20,000 and he laughed at them. Even though it took another year, he was able to get me almost $200,000 and all of my medical bills were paid. I am very happy. Thank you Mr. Apelian. I still think about you all the time when I'm walking on sidewalk and I smile because you make the city do the correct thing for me.
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Response from Mark Apelian October 8, 2014
You are very kind to place such a nice review. I hope you will stop by soon and enjoy a cup of coffee with me. Thank you also for the very nice birthday card you sent me. Mark
Posted by Joel | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Experience with Mr. Apelian
I wanted to share my experience with Mr. Apelian as amazing/superb. I was in a serious accident on the 101 freeway and was referred to an different attorney by a former coworker. After a few months I noticed that the attention needed was not obtained by the current legal representation I had requested. After multiple corresponds to my attorney and his firm with no response, I had contacted Mr. Apelian. He took hours of his time to try and help me without retaining his services. I then ended up changing attorneys which was the best decision I could have made. Mr. Apelian had me see professionals that were not previously recommended by my previous attorney. He stays in constant communication with his clients even though he has a very busy schedule. When he is helping you and your situation it feels as if you are his only client. My claim ended up taking almost Four years to complete but he was with my family the whole way. Once the claim was settled he worked through my medical bills directly with the doctors to substantially reduce the bills to maximize my compensation. Mr. Apelian goes above and beyond with his clients to ensure your questions are answered and your family is taken care of for the pain suffered. I highly recommend Mr. Apelian to all of my friends and family. If you are looking for a professional and successful attorney I highly recommend Mr. Apelian to you and your family.
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Posted by Eric | July 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE VERY BEST!
I would never TRUST another Attorney with my case. Unfortunately, I have been in 3 bad accidents in the last 7 years. In my last one, nobody wanted to represent me because I was already too damaged. The many different lawyers I called and left messages for Never called me back. Their staff said “our attorney is not interested or was too busy”! Really, too busy? Then why do you advertise? I not stupid. So, when I was about to give up, I was given Mark Apelians name and not only did he IMMEDIATELY take my call, we spoke for more than an hour. Each time I apologized for taking too much of his time he kept telling me to tell him more... Anyway, he took my case and split the hairs between my injuries I had from all 3 accidents that Mercury Ins was now claiming all took place from the 1st & 2nd car crashes that I had. Mr. Apelian did a SPECTACULAR JOB working through all of the problems. I ended up with a wonderful settlement and it was definitely worth waiting for.. he is one hard working lawyer and a nice guy who you can tell is a workaholic and a good family man. I give him an A+
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Posted by William | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VERY HONEST
This Attorney is a real people person and simplifies the process. If he sees or thinks that you are being screwed by the insurance company, he will most likely get involved regardless of the size of your case. Other attorneys told me my case was too small for them or that they didn’t have the time. Mark did just the opposite. He is also very honest and has a good commonsense approach. You can’t go wrong. William Z.
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Posted by John | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really IS The Best attorney
Mark did a great job for me and my wife. Always returning my calls and making us feel like our case was more special than everyone else's. He would call me late at night, sometimes on the weekend and while traveling in his car when necessary. His office is very beautiful as well. He did not let the insurance company lawyer intimidate me W when he tried to when he tried to At first I thought I could take care of our own case with the insurance lady who was "so nice" on the phone. Then I figured out that she was actually trying to make my case sound unimportant. Though it took some time, I ended up with having all of the medical treatment I needed to get better and we received a cash settlement when it was all over with. Don't walk, but run to THIS Attorney. He will serve you. John
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Posted by Ben Z | July 7, 2015
WOW... A GREAT LAWYER FOR MY WIFE
I HIRED LAWYER MARK APELIAN TO REPRESENT MY WIFE WHEN SHE TRIPPED AND FELL AT A STORE. MR. APELIAN WAS NOT THE FIRST LAWYER I CALLED. THE OTHER ATTORNEYS EITHER DID NOT RETURN MY CALL OR SAID THAT MY WIFE'S CASE WAS TOO HARD TO PROVE. ONE SAID HE WOULD TAKE MY CASE IF I PAID ALL OF THE COSTS UPFRONT. BUT HIS AD SAID THAT HE WOULD PAY ALL COSTS UPFRONT, SO I DID NOT THINK HE WAS EAGER ENOUGH TO REPRESENT MY WIFE. WE MET LAWYER APPELIAN AT THE STORE WHERE THE FALL TOOK PLACE. HE PERSONALLY TOOK MANY PICTURES OF THE SPOT AND THOUGH HE MADE NO PROMISES, HE SAID HE HAD SOME GOOD IDEAS HOW TO MAKE THE STORE BE RESPONSIBLE AND SO WE HIRED HIM. HE ALSO WARNED US THAT IT COULD TAKE A WHILE IF WE WANTED TO DO IT RIGHT AND HOLD OUT FOR A FAIR AMOUNT. I KNOW I CALLED HIM TOO OFTEN ABOUT HOW THINGS WERE GOING, BUT HE NEVER DID SEEM TO MIND. HE WAS VERY RESPECTABLE TO MY WIFE. THOUGH WE STARTED TO HAVE SOME small OFFERS BY THE STORE WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO SEE IF THEY COULD GET RID OF US, WE POLITELY PRESSED ON. ABOUT A YEAR LATER, MY WIFE'S CASE SETTLED FOR ALMOST $150,000. A NUMBER FAR GREATER THAN THE EARLY $7000 THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY OFFERED MY WIFE. WE WERE SO PLEASED THAT WE TOLD OUR NEIGHBOR TO HIRE HIM FOR A CAR ACCIDENT SHE AND HER KID WERE IN. AND THEY ARE HAPPY ALSO.
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Posted by C. Mike | March 11, 2015
Excellent
Mr Apelian did an amazing job for me and my wife. We were both hurt very bad and he made sure we were properly taken care of. The fact that he came to our house often to check up on us made us feel that he really cared. He once even brought us some groceries , and at another time a coffee cake . Even after our case was over, he has continued to call us just to see how we are and if we need anything. He also is a very shrewd negotiator and seems to get the attention and the respect of the other lawyers . We give him an Excellent score.
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Posted by Bruce | February 13, 2014
Great results from a Great lawyer
Mark was, skilled, effective, intelligent, honest, and fair in his dealings with my wife and myself. We retained him for an auto accident case and he ensured that we received a maximum coverage settlement to cover our medical costs as well as costs for future medical care to include potential surgery. He and his staff communicated in a timely manner and his counsel in providing guidance for our interface with all parties was invaluable. His case research and negotiating skills resulted in an equitable settlement.
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Response from Mark Apelian October 8, 2014
Though I am not positive as to your identity, I wish to thank you for such a nice review and the compliment you gave to my staff members. They are the backbone of our office and work very hard with me to get my clients what they deserve. I hope and pray you have continued to physically and emotionally recovered from the automobile accident you identified. Mark
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Posted by Abbie | January 30, 2014
Highly reccomend Mark Apelian
I highly recommend Mark Apelian to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable, competent, ethical, and committed to his clients with injury related issues.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2013
Review of Attorney Apelian
My wife and I come from the Philippines and we don't know too much about the American laws. Atty. Mark Apelian was eager to do the best he could for us. He made us feel comfortable. When the insurance company's attorney offered us less than $5000 each for our cases when it was being handled by another attorney, Mr. Apelian took our case and was able to get us more than $75,000. He is a real hero and a good guy. When are cases over, I feel like I have a friend.
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Posted by Juan B. | November 2, 2012
Marlin
Very proffessional on all bases. Guided and covered all important bases with you. Very open and good humer to let you feel from the gecko that your very welcome and felt warm me and my family as a family friend ((:
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2012
Review of Attornry Mark Apelian
Very professional and very well prepared. Now that my case is over, I consider Mr. Apelian to be a friend.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
no courtesy of a response
First conversation went well. He emailed me about meeting with someone about my case, but I told him I wanted to meet with him & discuss things alittle more, so that I would understand the best route. He answered: "that's fine", & that was it. I emailed him to see if he was still interested in taking my case & he didn't even have the courtesy to answer back with a "no". Have had NO communication from him at all..............
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • Law Office of BRYMAN & APELIAN
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • N/A
  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • N/A
  • California State University, Northridge
  • N/A

Associations

  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • THE MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • SEVEN FIGURE LAWYERS
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
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Awards

  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2006
  • One of Southern California's Super Lawyers
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Top Attorneys In California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2005
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Top California Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2014
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2013
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2012
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2011
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2010
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2009
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2008
  • WEST GROUP PUBLICATIONS
  • Driver Rear-Ended, Suffers Back Injury, Damages
  • 2007
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2006
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2005
  • LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
  • CALAFORNIA'S SUPER LAWYER
  • 2004
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • Grandmother Sues City, and Wins!
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Mark
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Master may be an understatement for Mark. He is utterly skilled, knowledgable, fights for his clients, and his results are amazing. I trust him and use him for all my personal injury matters--he is truly amazing."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked as an adversary against Mr. Apelian on serious personal injury matters. He is a very effective highly experienced attorney who is dedicated to his client, and also conducts himself honorably in all regards."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Apelian is a top notch plaintiff's litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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