Mark S. Roth

Member

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7906

(866) 537-7533

Mark is a former office managing partner of the Los Angeles office, which he opened when he joined the firm in 1995. He is an AV-rated litigator who has secured numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, including a jury verdict of nearly $12 million featured in a California Law Business article titled "Four of the Biggest of 1990" profiling noteworthy verdicts. Mark has consistently been voted by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer in General Litigation and was the subject of a Litigator Profile by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in May 1996.

Mark's primary areas of focus include product liability, construction defects, and inverse condemnation. His litigation experience includes multi-party mediations, arbitrations, and trials on behalf of insurance companies, self-insureds, and individuals.

Mark has authored numerous articles on subrogation and presented seminars to many insurance companies and organizations including the California Conference of Arson Investigators, National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and Wildland Fire Litigation Conference.

Mark has served on the board of directors of the Mental Health Advocacy Services of Los Angeles, provided pro bono service to the Los Angeles Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference program and served as a judge at mock trial and mediation competitions at distinguished law schools in Southern California.

Mark has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Communication from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where he served as a Note & Comment Editor on the Law Review and was the recipient of the 1975 Schweitzer Moot Court Competition Outstanding Brief Award.

Experience

News

The Latest California Court of Appeals Decision Further Clarifies Product Defect Claims Under The Right to Repair Act [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 20, 2021

The California Court of Appeals, in State Farm General Insurance Company v. Oetiker, Inc., has recently (filed December 18, 2020) provided much-needed guidance on the scope of the Right to Repair Act. That 2002 Act, codified in Civil Code section 895 et. seq., statutorily permits homeowners to...

Los Angeles and Santa Monica Attorneys Participates in Adoption Day

November 19, 2018

Los Angeles and Santa Monica offices finalized pro bono adoptions for six families.

Instant Inverse [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 02, 2017

Until recently, inverse condemnation remained a relatively arcane area of California law. A spate of wildfires, spawning litigation by homeowners and their subrogating insurers, has breathed new life into this liability theory. Inverse condemnation is an eminent domain action initiated by the...

The Saga Continues - SB 800 Update - California's Right to Repair Act [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 07, 2016

The Right to Repair Act has reared its ugly head again. In Elliott Homes, Inc. v. Superior Court (Hicks) 2016 DJAR 11930, the Third Appellate District issued a writ of mandate ordering a stay of pending litigation until plaintiffs satisfied the pre-litigation procedures mandated by the Right to...

AND THE WINNER (PREVAILING PARTY) IS…. [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 20, 2016

The California Supreme Court recently addressed whether a party that voluntarily dismisses an action, in exchange for a settlement payment, is entitled to recovery of costs as “the prevailing party.” In deSaulles v Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 2016 DJDAR 2364, the Supreme Court...

Publications

MR. SUBRO: War Stories & Lessons Learned from a Subrogation Lifer

April 12, 2021

MR. SUBRO, a book authored by Mark chronicling his four-decade career as a subrogation attorney, was published by Outskirts Press with all royalties being donated to the Los Angeles Fire Department Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighters Fund.

The Latest California Court of Appeals Decision Further Clarifies Product Defect Claims Under The Right to Repair Act [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 20, 2021

The California Court of Appeals, in State Farm General Insurance Company v. Oetiker, Inc., has recently (filed December 18, 2020) provided much-needed guidance on the scope of the Right to Repair Act. That 2002 Act, codified in Civil Code section 895 et. seq., statutorily permits homeowners to...

Manufacturers aren't insulated from liability just because products are installed in a new home [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

December 29, 2020

Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal titled, "Manufacturers aren't insulated from liability just because products are installed in a new home." This article discusses the recent appellate ruling which provides much-needed guidance on the scope of the Right to Repair Act -- Specifically, its applicability to defective products incorporated in new homes.

Court of Appeal ruling draws artificial distinction between eminent domain and inverse condemnation [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

July 28, 2020

Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal titled, "Court of Appeal ruling draws artificial distinction between eminent domain and inverse condemnation." This article discusses the California Supreme Court ruling in Weiss v. People ex re. Department of Transportation, 2020 DJAR 7352, and how it is logically flawed and will inevitably result in waste of precious judicial resources.

Another Look at the State Supreme Court's Inverse Condemnation Ruling in City of Oroville [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

April 20, 2020

Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal Legal Newspaper titled, "Another look at the state Supreme Court's inverse condemnation ruling in City of Oroville." This article offers an analysis of inverse law which divides the myriad decisions into three separate and distinct boxes: Flood Cases, Water/Sewages Cases, and Wildfire Cases.

Ruling Creates Bad Inverse Condemnation Precedent [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

August 21, 2019

Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal Legal Newspaper titled, "Ruling Creates Bad Inverse Condemnation Precedent."

California Fire Alert

November 09, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Mark Roth, and Peter Lynch discuss the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires currently burning in California.

Instant Inverse [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 02, 2017

Until recently, inverse condemnation remained a relatively arcane area of California law. A spate of wildfires, spawning litigation by homeowners and their subrogating insurers, has breathed new life into this liability theory. Inverse condemnation is an eminent domain action initiated by the...

The Saga Continues - SB 800 Update - California's Right to Repair Act [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 07, 2016

The Right to Repair Act has reared its ugly head again. In Elliott Homes, Inc. v. Superior Court (Hicks) 2016 DJAR 11930, the Third Appellate District issued a writ of mandate ordering a stay of pending litigation until plaintiffs satisfied the pre-litigation procedures mandated by the Right to...

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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • University of Southern California, B.A., 1973
  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California