Mark W. Flory is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Long Beach office. He represents transportation companies and insurers in all aspects of claims handling and investigation, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal. In over forty years as a civil litigator, he has tried a wide variety of cases in state and federal court, including declaratory relief, equitable contribution, equitable subrogation, bad faith, broker malpractice, commercial auto and general liability. In addition, he has briefed and argued over fifty matters in the California appellate courts, the California Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Flory has served as regional and national counsel for insurers, retaining and supervising local counsel across the country and appearing pro hac vice in multiple states.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Flory has advised insurers and self-insured entities on claims handling, underwriting, broker/agent relations, primary/excess issues and additional insured issues, and has drafted policy forms and endorsements. He has also been called upon by clients and colleagues to give presentations on subjects relating to insurance coverage, transportation, and litigation. He has presented multiple times at the American Bar Association’s Transportation Megaconference, the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s Annual Conference, the ABA Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee’s Annual Conference, the DriveCam Annual Conference, and to multiple insurance claims departments and risk management departments. His topics have ranged from Managing Self Insured Retentions, to Spoliation of Evidence, to Priority of Coverage in Commercial Trucking.
A Los Angeles native, Mr. Flory presently resides in San Pedro with his wife Vivian, their dog and two cats. When not helping clients with their legal needs, he spends his time traveling with Vivian, bicycling, and maneuvering his land paddle board around town.
- State Bar of California, 1980
- United States District Court, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1979) (Distinguished Advocate, Moot Court Honors Program, 1978-1979)
- University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Political Science, 1976) (cum laude, Departmental Honors)