We’re Not Just Law Geeks


Our attorneys have unique qualifications that set us apart. For example, Mark Mazzarella has been a California licensed real estate broker and a principal in entities that have refurbished or constructed over 1,100 apartment and condominium units of all sizes. He not only brings to every case almost 40 years of legal experience but also has a wealth of practical knowledge regarding business, specifically with regard to real estate development and finance.

Daral Mazzarella has been a licensed California general contractor for almost 40 years, in addition to practicing law for 30 of those years, and is intimately familiar with construction and the construction trades. Our attorneys understand not just the legal issues that arise in the cases they handle; they understand real-world practicalities that give their clients a distinct advantage over adversaries represented by attorneys without their breadth of experience and knowledge.

No one would go “under the knife” if they knew their surgeon had only operated on a real patient a couple times — if at all. If you don’t know how much real-life trial experience your lawyer has, you need to ask. Trial experience not only hones a lawyer’s skills in the courtroom, which translates to better results at trial, but knowledge of a lawyer’s lack of trial experience also can be expected to impact any settlement offer his or her opponent makes. The greatest compliment Mark Mazzarella ever received was when a client told Mark, when asked who referred him: “I asked a number of trial lawyers who they would not want to be representing the other side, and your name kept coming up.” Don’t be fooled by marble floors and expensively framed diplomas; trial experience matters. We may be few in number, but we have unparalleled experience trying business and real estate-related disputes. It is our success in those trials upon which our reputation has been built.