Mr. Lazarus has served as lead counsel on hundreds of litigated actions in which he has taken and/or defended over a thousand depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts. He has also represented clients as lead counsel on approximately five bench trials, approximately twenty jury trials, approximately one hundred binding arbitrations, more than a hundred judicial arbitrations, and over two hundred mediations, mandatory settlement conferences, and voluntary settlement conferences.
For more than twelve years prior to becoming a plaintiff personal injury attorney, Mr. Lazarus worked as a paralegal with several plaintiff personal injury law firms, and he has extensive experience in working with individuals who have been injured in automobile collisions, motorcycle collisions, bus accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, falls from ladders, product related injuries, medical malpractice claims, and work related claims. He specializes in cases resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, wrist and hand injuries, knee injuries, and ankle injuries. Mr. Lazarus’ knowledge in the area of medicine has served to greatly improve the value of his clients’ cases throughout his career.
Mr. Lazarus has had the privilege of giving back some of his experience to the legal community including his work as an instructor at the University of California at Irvine and at Southern California College of Business and Law in their American Bar Association approved paralegal certification programs. Mr. Lazarus has offered his services as a pro bono arbitrator through the Los Angeles Superior Court and is still an active member of the panel of arbitrators. He has also served as a pro bono mediator in resolving disputes in several limited jurisdiction civil actions in Orange County.
Marc Lazarus obtained is Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Technical Writing from the California State University at Northridge in 1992. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law as a member of its first graduating class in 1998 and served as an editor of the law journal.
Mr. Lazarus has been married to his wife Cathy for 19 years. He has enjoyed the privilege of serving as a Boy Scout Den Leader for Pack 632 for three consecutive years, and on weekends he has volunteered as an AYSO Assistant Soccer Coach in Regional 1422 for the past five years.
Mr. Lazarus is currently a member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and spoke at the Arbitration: Procedure & Practice conference when invited to the CAALA convention as a featured speaker. He is also a member of Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and Mr. Lazarus enjoys attending classes at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers’ College offered on a regular basis throughout the United States.