Mark A. Talise

Associate

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7958

(213) 892-7999

Recent News:

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mark focuses his practice on coverage and bad faith litigation related to both first and third party disputes. He also has substantial experience in civil litigation, including business and real estate disputes, personal injury, product liability, and construction defect.

Mark has an extensive insurance background. Before transitioning to the legal profession, he served as a claims examiner for a major automobile insurance carrier and later became a regulatory analyst for a global insurance carrier.

Mark also serves as a part-time adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School, where he teaches a practical lawyering skills class to law students.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge. Following his career in the insurance field, Mark later earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School where he served as editor-in-chief of the Southwestern Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.

Experience

News

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Publications

The Insured Should Have Seen It Coming: Nevada Court Enforces Prior Acts Exclusion [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 24, 2021

Liability policies commonly contain exclusions precluding coverage when the insured knew or should have known that wrongful acts occurring prior to a policy’s effective date could later result in a claim. In Alps Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. Kalicki Collier, LLP, No....

California Supreme Court: Insurer Immunity Under California’s Ratemaking Statutes Is Narrow [Alert]

April 01, 2021

Mark A. Talise discusses the California Supreme Court decision in Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Company and how it could impact all insurance providers in California.

Form and Substance: The Importance of Conducting a Proper Investigation of First-Party Claims Under California Law [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

July 12, 2019

A bad faith claim against an insurer often focuses as much on the process of a claims investigation as it does on the substance of a claims decision itself. If the coverage decision was wrong (but not unreasonable), and the investigation was thorough, there may be liability for breach of contract,...

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Education

  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
  • California State U.–Northridge, B.S., 2002

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2022

California Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2019

  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Philippine American Bar Association

Filipino American Chamber of Commerce