Mark L.Russakow


Mark L. Russakow

Founding Partner

“I prefer giving clients realistic options instead of obscure legal theory, striving to solve their problems as quickly and efficiently as possible with minimal drama and expense.”

A Loyola Law School graduate, Mark has been a Rising Star Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Top Attorney Pasadena and Top American Attorney 16 times in his 22 years of practice.

Lauded for his keen litigation skills, and has achieved multi-million dollar settlements in numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations in both federal and state courts, as well as in Singapore for international business disputes. Yet he is equally renowned for his creative settlement solutions that are often more beneficial than “winning the lawsuit.”

He is a distinguished author on trade secret and unfair competition litigation with the Daily Journal, and has served as a legal expert for KNX Radio.

In his spare time Mark enjoys wine-tasting, reading historical novels and commissioning custom liquors for his fledgling online distillery, Westakow’s Fine Spirits. As if spirited legal sparring isn’t enough, he also enjoys participating in full-contact karate tournaments.

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Areas of Specialty

Business Litigation

Trust and Probate Litigation

Employment Litigation

Licensed Jurisdictions

California State Courts

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships, Affiliations & Associations

Pasadena Bar Association Board

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Southern California Defense Bar

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Contact Mark

(626) 683-8869