During his time in the San Diego office of Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, Mark has gained experience in all aspects of risk management and litigation, including pre-litigation negotiations, preliminary investigations, discovery, settlement negotiations, motion practice, case evaluations, communicating effectively with clients, and the arbitration process. He has represented KNCH clients in a variety of cases, including personal injury and construction defect matters.
Mark is originally from Folsom, California. He attended the University of California, Davis, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, Theory, and Criticism with a Sociology minor. After shadowing attorneys and taking legal courses in college, Mark discovered his passion for the law and his voice to advocate for those in need of legal representation.
In 2015, Mark pursued his law degree at California Western School of Law in the beautiful city of San Diego. During law school, he worked with a consumer rights attorney and had the pleasure of working for the California Innocence Project. He committed himself to academic excellence by making the Dean’s Honor List in 2016 and 2017. In addition, Mark tutored first- year law students who struggled academically while interning for New Media Rights—where he earned an academic excellence award and provided pro bono services for contracts and intellectual property. Mark provided legal advice on employment cases, torts defense, and professional responsibility within the Department of Justice as a Law Clerk for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he clerked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Hayes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and drafted an order that is published on Westlaw.
After passing the bar exam, Mark represented Wells Fargo and insurance companies in debt collection and subrogation matters throughout California. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he primarily represented clients with the following employment law issues: wage and hour violations; wrongful termination; sexual harassment; discrimination; and PAGA class actions.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys playing basketball; watching sports and movies with friends and family; going to the beach; and hiking throughout California.