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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
    12 years
  3. International Law: 15%
    12 years
  4. Immigration: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


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Contact info

Law Offices of Mark H. Allenbaugh

575 Anton Blvd.
Suite 300
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


VAAuthorized to practice law200303/31/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in DC, 2015


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in District of Columbia Bar.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Publication nameTitleDate
American Criminal Law ReviewFinding and Using the Philosophy of the Federal Sentencing Sentencing Guidelines2003
Sentencing, Sanctions And Corrections(co-author)Federal And State Law, Policy And Practice2002
The International Lawyer 49(co-author)The Diligence Due in the Era of Globalized Terrorism, 36 The International Lawyer 492002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Ohio UniversityPhilosophyMA - Masters1995
University of Southern CaliforniaPhilosophy, English, ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of Maryland, College ParkIncompletePhD - DoctorateN/A