San Diego. Mark D. Shields concentrates his practice in the areas of products liability, premises liability and property and casualty cases, including catastrophic personal injuries. He also has experience defending commercial and residential construction and real property disputes, professional liability actions, complex business litigation in cases involving trade secret misappropriation and class action lawsuits.
Mr. Shields regularly handles wrongful death cases as well as cases involving burn injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia and limb amputation. Some of the subjects of the cases he has defended include a suit against a manufacturer by a plaintiff alleging burn and brain injuries, a mass casualty suit against a contractor involving wrongful death and paralysis claims and a suit against a manufacturer involving amputation.
Mr. Shields has a strong track record of aggressively litigating and resolving large exposure and complex cases in both state and federal courts. He routinely defends high net worth individuals as well as companies of all sizes, including industrial manufacturers, developers and real estate property owners.
EDUCATION California Western School of Law (J.D. 2001). University of Northern Iowa (B.A. 1996).
BAR ADMISSIONS State Bar of California State Bar of Arizona U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of California
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS State Bar of California State Bar of Arizona San Diego County Bar Association Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Defense Research Institute
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Mr. Shields has served and continues to serve as an officer and board member for several non-profit corporations.