Mark C. Phillips, Partner

Phone: (747) 229-2007

Mark C. Phillips is a Partner in the Irvine office of Resnick & Louis, P.C. and has extensive experience in all levels of analysis and litigation involving first- and third-party insurance coverage (including personal and commercial lines), extra-contractual liability, SIU/EUOs, construction defect, catastrophic personal injury, professional liability, premises liability, product liability, trucking, employment, and business litigation matters, including trials, appeals, mediations, and arbitrations. Additionally, he has drafted a variety of transactional documents and provided advice for corporate clients.

While in law school, Mark was a law review editor as well as an honors instructor in research and writing. Prior to law school, Mark was a university instructor and established a latchkey program for 500 teens in his community.

As a former claims counsel at a major liability insurer, Mark has given workshops on claims handling, best practices, and emerging legal topics to the insurance industry. He has published law review articles and white papers on a variety of California law matters. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He served previously as a Temporary Judge hearing small claims appeals. His representative case is Alex R. Thomas v. Mutual Insurance Company, 98 Cal.App.4th 66 (2002) – finding of no coverage for a first-party property loss claim.

Mark is a third-generation Californian and native of Los Angeles. He likes to travel, read, and write, is an amateur ham radio operator, and is active in several community organizations.

Mark is licensed to practice in California.

  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law
  • Master of Arts, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Saint John’s College

Professional Affiliations:
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute (Member, Lawyer’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee)

Licenses & Admissions:
  • California State Bar
  • Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts of California: Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts

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