Mark Ginella is Of Counsel to the firm. In 1984 Mark received his Bachelor of Arts, History / Political Science from the University of San Diego, San Diego, California and attended Mexican Studies at the University of Iteso, Guadalajara, Mexico. In 1986 he received his Master of Arts, International Relations at the University of San Diego, San Diego, California. In 1994 Mark studied Comparative Law at Oxford University, Magdalen College, England and in 1995 received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1996.
Mark’s trial experience encompasses many areas of civil litigation. He has successfully represented clients in personal injury, insurance defense, insurance bad faith and business litigation cases. Additionally, Mark has also specialized in constitutional law in the area of religious freedoms.
Mark has lectured on constitutional law matters for the California Bar Association. He has also appeared before the San Diego City Council on several religious freedom matters and has been a featured guest speaker on local radio and national radio stations.
Mark spent three years working with the San Diego Chapter of the Thomas More Law Center based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Thomas More Law Center is a national public interest law firm that promotes the religious freedom of Christians, through litigation and educational programs.
Mark has had the privilege of being one of a small percentage of lawyers to successfully bring a case before the California Supreme Court, and successfully created new law on Commercial General Liability insurance policies. (TRB Investments v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. (2006) 19 Cal.4th 40.)
In addition to the State Bar of California, Mark is admitted to the Supreme Court of the State of California; United States District Court, for the Central District of California;
United States District Court, for the Southern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.