Mr. Valencia is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 - an invitation only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff trial attorneys. Mr. Valencia's legal background focuses primarily on Litigation and Trial Advocacy. One cannot argue with success. Mr. Valencia prevailed against Playboy Entertainment Group by proving to a Los Angeles jury that Playboy sexually harassed plaintiff, and that Playboy also failed to prevent the harassment. After the jury trial against Playboy, Mr. Valencia, and co-counsel Mrs. Cywinska Valencia recovered more than $3 million dollars in the LA Superior Court in another sexual harassment jury trial. That jury verdict was featured in the Daily Journal's "Top Verdicts"
In addition to success at the trial level, Mr. Valencia has also attained multiple reversals at the Appellate level. Specifically, the Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, reversed the superior court in Valle v. Washington Mutual Bank. (Case No. E045930). In addition, the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (Orange County), reversed the trial court after a three week jury trial. (Case No. G041375).
Mr. Valencia attained yet another victory in the Court of Appeal (4th District, Div. 3, G046132 versus Monex Credit Company), and also gave oral argument before the California Supreme Court Review in the matter Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc. The Court of Appeal recently issued a published decision, Bareno v. San Diego Community College District, where the Court again agreed with Valencia & Cywinska, and reversed the trial court.
Furthermore, Los Angeles Superior Court appointed VALENCIA & CYWINSKA as Sole Class Counsel for a Class Action in Excess of 1000 Members. After 3 Years of Litigation, the Court Granted Final Approval.
Mr. Valencia completes a thorough investigation and ensures that those responsible are appropriately held accountable for their actions. An attorney's investigation is crucial.
Mr. Valencia graduated from Northwestern University where he attained Dean's List Honors. Following Northwestern University, Mr. Valencia attended Loyola Law School. While at Loyola, Mr. Valencia worked at the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office, in particular the Family Violence Special Unit, where he played a part in trying a death penalty case before Judge Lance Ito. Mr. Valencia assisted in both jury selection and evidentiary tactics.
Prior to law school, Mr. Valencia attended Officer Candidate School with the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. In Mr. Valencia's leisure time, he spends time with his family. He also runs marathons, with a personal best of 3 hours 25 minutes. He has successfully completed both the Los Angeles Marathon, as well as the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach. Mr. Valencia is admitted to practice in both federal and state jurisdictions in California.
Loyola Law School, J.D.
Northwestern University, B.A. [Dean's List]
" I am very pleased with the service I received from Mark Valencia. He was professional, knowledgeable and aggressive, which resulted in an outcome I am very pleased with. I would absolutely recommend this firm and will use them again if ever needed." - Amy Lynn
"Mark Valencia and Izabela Cywinska are the perfect couple to represent you! They are amazing to work with and on my case on discrimination, harassment, etc. I though I was going to loose, even though my proof were there it was tough. They won't stop until you get the ultimate money and legal assistant their is out there. Another lawyer would just give up, but not them! They know their way around the court and arbitration as well. They will fight until the end. Words are not enough how to express that they are soldier until the end of battle, they are fighters! I am super happy of the outcome and I thank God that he put them in my path! Thank you Mark and Isabella!!" - Maribel
"Mr. Mark Valencia and his partner Miss Cywinska have been my attorneys for many years. They have successfully represented me in a wrongful termination case, a disability case and a class action case. He also provided me with legal advice over the years also. I can't even begin to express the gratitude I have for Mr. Valencia and for the outstanding work and service they provides. Not only to me but to all his clients. I have referred several people to him over the years also. Because of Mr. Valencia and his hard work and settlements I've received from these cases, my family and I are better off today. " - Baltazar
"The case is finally over and I am very satisfied on how the case was handled by my attorneys Mark and Izabela. I appreciate them and thankful that I have them on my side. They worked and fought very hard, it was beyond my expectations considering they worked pro bono for me. Thank you Mark and Izabela! No words can express on how thankful I am and all of my family to both of you. God bless you and your family and thank you 213-627-9944for continuing to help others in need of legal assistance like me." - Joan
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