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B. Mark Fong

Partner, Personal Injury

mfong@minamitamaki.com | 415-788-9061

 

B. Mark Fong is a trial lawyer with 36 years of experience who has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and large verdicts, specializing in the trial of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability and medical malpractice cases throughout California in State and Federal Court. Mr. Fong’s diverse cases include automobile, trucking, aviation, construction, elevator, crane, jet ski and scuba diving accidents; defective medical devices, drugs, and other products; suits against public entities for violation of civil rights and dangerous conditions of public property; medical malpractice arbitrations against Kaiser Hospital/Permanente Medical Group; suits against general contractors and subcontractors for construction defect; breach of contract, fraud and insurance bad faith.

Mr. Fong has been recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the Bay Area. He was named a Northern California Super Lawyer in the Personal Injury category from 2010 through 2017, and also made the Top 100 list in 2015 and 2016. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and his practice group received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” under the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the San Francisco metro area. Several of Mr. Fong’s cases were recognized by Top Verdict’s Top 50 and Top 100 Settlements in California in 2016 and by Leaders in the Law in its “Northern California’s Leading Lawyers” 2017 publication.

Mr. Fong is a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the most prominent organizations of trial attorneys in the country, whose members are selected by invitation only, upon demonstration of significant jury trial experience. Mr. Fong is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers, which is composed of the Top 100 trial lawyers from each state. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Fong is rated “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, signifying the highest level of legal ability and professional standards of ethics, and was honored as one of San Francisco’s Top AV Rated Lawyers for 2013. He is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for high professional legal standards and ethics.

Mr. Fong serves on the board of directors of Chinatown Community Development Center, a community development organization serving San Francisco’s Chinatown and other neighborhoods in the city. He also serves as a merit badge counselor and Eagle Scout reviewer with the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Fong is a third generation San Franciscan. He received his B.A. in Political Science with high honors in 1978 from the University of California Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1981. In law school, he served as an extern to Justice Winslow Christian of the First District California Court of Appeal. Mark was admitted to the California Bar in 1981 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California.

PROFESSIONAL
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Consumer Attorneys of California
American Association for Justice
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Asian American Bar Association
Medical Consumer Attorneys of Northern California
Chinatown Community Development Center, Board of Directors, and Chair, Governance Committee

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
– Faculty, Masters in Trial, The Expedited Jury Trial: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statements through Jury Deliberation(2014)
– Lecturer, Consumer Attorneys of California
– Lecturer, Golden Gate University School of Law

EDUCATION
J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1981
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1978, Political Science, High Honors

ADMISSIONS
California, 1981
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California