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Despite his interest in the medical field during his younger days, Mr. Ignacio seriously inquired into the legal profession during his teenage years, when, as a Junior at local Saint Augustine High School, he earned an all-expense paid trip to Sacramento, California to participate in the State Bar of California’s Legal Heritage Institute. He was one of only twenty individuals selected to contribute in the week-long legal advocacy and education experience and was awarded a college scholarship for his exceptional participation.

After graduating from SAHS, Mr. Ignacio attended the University of San Diego and in three years time, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and with minors in English and Philosophy. During his time at USD, Mr. Ignacio served as the Undergraduate Writing Center Coordinator and tutor, in addition to leading various University Ministry activities. By the time he graduated, Mr. Ignacio earned several distinctions including: Honors Program Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society), and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society).

Mr. Ignacio then enrolled at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota after receiving an academic scholarship. However, because of a family illness, Mr. Ignacio returned to San Diego and enrolled at California Western School of Law. While at CWSL, Mr. Ignacio served as a legal intern for the Legal Aid Society where he assisted clients with unlawful detainer issues and helped domestic violence victims acquire restraining orders against their aggressors. For his service, the State Bar of California awarded Mr. Ignacio with the Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services. In addition, Mr. Ignacio served as a legal intern at the Office of Counsel for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), handling complex government acquisitions and contracts matters. Mr. Ignacio graduated from CWSL in the top 25% of his class, along with earning an academic excellence award.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Ignacio serves as an officer for his family’s residential rental business, serving 36 rental properties throughout San Diego county. Since he has worked in the residential rental business going back to his teenage years, Mr. Ignacio has acquired a wealth of knowledge about landlord/tenant law and real estate matters.

Mr. Ignacio is a big sports fan, especially baseball, and attends Padres games at Petco Park when he can. He also enjoys swimming, cooking, playing the guitar, and playing basketball during his spare time. 



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Contracts: 10%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($295-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

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Contact info

Law Office of Mark John Ignacio

7317 El Cajon Blvd.
Suite. 256
La Mesa, CA, 91942


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley B. Manuel for Pro Bono ServicesState Bar of California2011
Academic Excellence AwardCalifornia Western School of Law2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Financial Officer/General CounselL and M Development Corp.2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Mark John Ignacio2012 - Present
Volunteer Attorney - Unlawful Detainer ClinicLegal Aid Society Of San Diego, Inc.2012 - Present
Legal InternSPAWAR Office of Counsel2010 - 2010
Legal InternLegal Aid Society2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Filipino American Lawyers of San DiegoN/A2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers DivisionN/A2012 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate SectionN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of San DiegoPsychology; English and Philosophy (minors)BA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
End of Life Decisions and Estate PlanningEstate Planning2014
Dying Intestate - What Happens When I Die Without A Will?Estate Planning2014
Estate PlanningEstate Planning: The Basics2013