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Mark David Gershenson

Family Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 44 years
    Georgia - GA 44 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1979
    Emeritus No misconduct found

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

About Mark

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Commissioner, Palm Springs International Airport, 1994-2001. Temporary Judge, Indio and Hemet Family Law Departments, 2003-2009. Member, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Family Law Pr...


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Mark D. Gershenson
400 South Farrell Drive
Suite B-203
Palm Springs, CA, 92262


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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Michael | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It has always been important to acknowledge exemplary performance in others, never more so than today in a society in which such recognition is misunderstood and often absent. As such, Mark provides compassionate guidance and counsel, replete with an adherence to professional standards that is uncommon. Mark’s practice is characterized by compassion, honesty, diligence, and prudence.
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Posted by Gisèle | March 15, 2011
A Real Technician & Effective Adversary For High Conflict and Complex Cases
Mr. Gershenson was referred to me by esteemed but mostly retired counsel David Franklin, who described him as "a real technician". He has a cool demeanor and his blows are strategic and professional. My case had been derailed due to the actions or inaction of my two prior attorneys, and I had lost faith in the process. Mr. Gershenson restored my confidence as he rose to the challenge of initially being hired on a limited-scope basis. He wrote a sharp brief and won the day with one of the largest fee awards in Indio. He then subbed in for all purposes. He was very supportive while opposing counsel, tried to ride roughshod over me and railroad me with appalling legal misstatements. Mr. Gershenson is a no-nonsense, matter-of-fact and very effective adversary. He has what it takes to carry my highly contentious and complex case to the limit. I cannot say that about my prior attorneys.
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Posted by Constance | June 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Husband gone missing
Seeking a divorce after 50 years married, I obtained a referral to Mark Gershenson, Esq. from a Beverly Hills attorney and friend from Stanford Alumni Group. Mark took on my unusual task and accomplished it splendidly. He took the worries off my shoulders. He is one of the Greats! Reviewed by: Constance VanYe [email protected]
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Posted by John | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Mark was a very professional attorney. He was prompt and helpful with resolving my divorce.
Posted by Rob | August 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience dealing with Mark
There is an old saying "people don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care Mark has a compassionate side of him that also put the emotional trauma of dealing with a bitter divorce into perspective, and his guidance lowered the stress and anxiety by great amounts. In addition, he is skilled, and has a keen eye on the little stuff that could have hurt me had he not seen the things that the layman would have overlooked. Although the decision on my marriage was not the best, my decision to hire Mark was the best decision I made to resolve the issues and get the divorce finalized and put to rest.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2011
Speaks Softly & Carries a Big Stick
Mark's a no-nonsense type of lawyer. He doesn't blow smoke at the client. He is a gentleman at all times, but he's also quite tenacious and fastidious in the handling of our case. We found him to be very responsive, careful, & detail oriented in the way he attended to the issues we encountered. Mark is very, very bright and capable - just the sort of fellow you want in your corner! He is scrupulous, persuasive, and attentive. We have only the highest regard for Mark Gershonsen's abilities as a person as well as a legal professional.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2011
Someone You Can Rely On
Mark Gershenson is a family law attorney in the Coachella Valley whom I highly recommend. I found that Mark was completely accessible and willing to answer any questions I had with regards to the dissolution process. He successfully challenged erroneous filings submitted to the court by opposing counsel both in writing to the court and in person before the judge. I found Mark always had complete understanding of every detail of my case and provided creative solutions to my concerns. As an example, he negotiated a financial settlement between myself, my ex-wife and her counsel which allowed us to avoid costly litigation. I am very excited to have been referred to Mark.
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Posted by Susan | July 21, 2010
What a great attorney
Mark is a conscientious, hard working, honest, knowledgeable attorney. He is straight forward and pleasant. He knows his stuff and is not like others--he is not just out to get your money--he truly wants to do a great job for you.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner/Owner
  • Mark D. Gershenson, Attorney at Law
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate
  • Rudin Appel & Rosenfeld
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Associate, then Partner
  • Wyman Bautzer Kuchel & Silbert
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Freshman Marantz Comsky & Deutsch
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Partner
  • Meyrelles & Gershenson
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Associate
  • Arnett Hatten & Cillo
  • 1982 - 1982
  • Vice President and General Counsel
  • Susann Publications and Liaison Public Relations
  • 1980 - 1981
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  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974


  • Desert Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • former Chair and Newsletter Editor; current legal analyst(
  • 2006 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For more than 30 years, Mark Gershenson has been providing effective, compassionate and cost effective representations to husbands and wives involved in a family law dispute. Mark knows the law and his way around the courts but, more importantly, recognizes that personal and financial issues that must be kept in mind in formulating a legal, personal and business strategy best calculated to get his client to the result that he or she is seeking. I frequently make referrals of my clients to Mark, and cannot recommend him more enthusiastically."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great contributor in the desert family law community, giving his time, thoughts, and energy to improving the profession in general and his individual client's lives."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for over twenty years. He is without a doubt one of the top lawyers in his field. Moreover, he has the utmost integrity and a reputation for truth and veracity. I have sent him family law matters over the years and have always been thanked for the referral. A finer person and lawyer, I do not know."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is an exceptional litigator. After practicing with him at a large Century City law firm and getting to see first-hand his impressive skills, determination and astuteness (with legal issues, strategizing, clients and opponents alike), I hired him for a dispute that my wife had with her former business partner. Mark dealt calmly and efficiently with an extremely difficult and belligerent opponent, and got the matter settled on favorable terms as quickly as possible – a much better result than I could have gotten. I recommend Mark enthusiastically."
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Palm Springs Family Lawyer Mark David Gershenson
Mark David Gershenson
Family Attorney
Palm Springs, CA
Licensed for 44 years