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Judge Mark V. Mooney Judicial Profile

Judge Mark Vert Mooney received his B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1978 and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1981. After passing the California bar in 1982, he became an associate at Hillsinger and Costanzo where he defended medical malpractice, products liability, and public entity cases. In 1987, he joined Tores and Brenner and then switched to Lafollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler and Ames a year later. In 1991, he became an assistant U.S. attorney in the Cental District of California where he defended federal tort claims cases. During this time he was a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. He was appointed to the municipal court by Governor Pete Wilson in 1995 and then the superior court in 1998. In 2022, he attended the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University before retiring from the bench and joining Judicate West. His hobbies include playing the banjo, mandolin, guitar, and ukulele, as well as bicycling and skiing.


Proving Unique Damages: A Judicial Perspective – Plaintiff Magazine – April 2016

Using Depositions at Trial… How to avoid common mistakes – Plaintiff Magazine – June 2022


Judge of the Year Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA) Los Angeles Chapter (2019)

Trial Judge of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) (2010)


Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Mark V. Mooney

Mark Mooney - Ballotpedia

Hon. Mark Mooney - Plaintiff Magazine

Mark Vert Mooney - Martindale

Hon. Mark V. Mooney Ret. - Judicate West

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