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Mark Mazzarella - San Diego, CA

2550 Fifth Avenue 9th Floor San Diego, CA 92103

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Updated: 09/23/2022

San Diego Real Estate Lawyer


A True "Trial Lawyer," Whose Experience, Knowledge and Courtroom Skills Wins Cases, and Whose Reputation Settles Them
Mr. Mazzarella has enjoyed remarkable success as a true "trial lawyer" over the past 42 years, trying cases from San Diego to Washington D.C. Unlike most "litigators" today, who have very little actual trial experience, Mr. Mazzarella has tried 90 cases, mostly before juries, but also before judges and arbitrators...

About Mark Mazzarella

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • General Business
  • Banking
  • Securities
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Probate and Estate Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Co-Founder and Senior Partner, since 1991


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • California State Bar Association, Litigation Section (Past Chair)
  • The Association of Business Trial Lawyers–San Diego (Past President)
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel (Member)
  • San Diego County Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Bench/Bar relations for the San Diego County Superior and Municipal Courts (Chair)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Bench/Bar relations for the San Diego Municipal Court (Chair)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Bench/Bar relations for the San Diego County Superior Court (Chair)


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    Honors: Moot Court Honors Program, Member
    Honors: Gave commencement address on behalf of the U.C.L.A. Law School graduating class of 1978
    Honors: Appointed by the Dean to the U.C.L.A. Law School’s Standards and Admissions Committees
    Law Review: U.C.L.A. Law Review, Member
  • United States International University, Cal Western
    Honors: Graduated First in his class
  • Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, California

Past Positions

  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, 1978
  • Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory, Trial Department, Chair Person, 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Center for Responsible Science, Co-founder, 2012 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Mark Mazzarella

Included on the 2023 San Diego list

Past Lists

  • 2022 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 San Diego Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Mark Mazzarella on Super Lawyers


  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Top Attorneys in San Diego, Corporate Litigation
  • Top Influentials, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2006 - Present
  • Best of the U.S, Peer Review Polls
  • San Diego Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • The Best Attorneys in San Diego

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2550 Fifth Avenue 9th Floor San Diego, CA 92103


  • 619-238-4959

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Reading People (Random House 1998)
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward (Simon & Schuster 2000)

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