|Dist. of Columbia - DC||4 years|
|California - CA||33 years|
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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.