D. Mark Jackson has been with the firm since 2005 and an equity partner since 2009.
Mark is an experienced trial lawyer and honored to be in the courtroom trying cases before juries.
Mark also practices civil appeals and writs and has written and contributed to briefs on such issues as federal preemption, anti-SLAPP, choice of law, and on appeals from jury verdicts. Mark has delivered oral argument before the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District.
His litigation background allows him to counsel individuals and businesses on a variety of legal issues.
As a former technology manager, Mark is also a tech “enthusiast.” He counsels clients on e-discovery, data governance, and privacy issues. He writes about technology at his blog MachineLaw.com. He proudly uses his iPad and Mac for trials and throughout the litigation process.
He is a practitioner of Getting Things Done (GTD) and a student of Lean.
Mark was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2009 and 2010.
He represents clients in commercial litigation, product liability, toxic torts, trade secrets, and fire litigation. His product liability practice includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor fabrication tools, consumer products, motor vehicles, agricultural products, construction materials, respiratory protection equipment, and industrial machinery. His toxic tort practice includes benzene and other petroleum hydrocarbons, mold, talc, asbestos, and silica.
Mark earned his law degree from the College of William & Mary. He received a B.A. from Willamette University, where he completed the pre-medicine program, consisting of four years of hard science, including physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as mathematics and computer science coursework.
Before litigating, Mark clerked for two years at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, assisting the Honorable Paul Mapes in San Francisco and Chief Judge Daniel Sarno in Newport News, Virginia. Before that, Mark practiced for almost two years at the Peninsula Legal Aid Clinic.
He regularly presents at in-house events, Perrin Conferences, and HarrisMartin. His articles and op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal, Virginia Poverty Law Journal, FindLaw’s Writ, Lean Blog, The Daily Journal, and ABA’s Law Technology Today.