Mark B. Fredkin — Partner

Mark Fredkin is one of Northern California’s best known and most accomplished trial lawyers. His skills as a trial lawyer have been recognized by the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, in which there are only 500 active members in the United States, and by his peers in Santa Clara County, who elected him Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2006. He has tried a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, business torts, and personal injury matters involving tens of millions of dollars in Federal and State courts throughout California as well as in other tribunals around the Country, for more than 30 years.

In his unyielding pursuit of the best outcome for his clients — ranging from entrepreneurs to major corporations — he has advanced their interests in mediation and arbitration as well as in the courtroom. He is recognized and respected by his peers not only for the results achieved and excellence demonstrated in the courtroom, but for his creativity and insight in the most intricate matters. For those reasons, Mr. Fredkin has developed a mediation practice that supplements his trial work.

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Practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Mediation & arbitration

Bar admissions

  • California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year in Santa Clara County, 2006
  • County Executive Committee for Civil Litigation
  • Elected into American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Elected into International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
  • Elected into American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Voted one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California in Super Lawyer, 2019


  • J.D., University of Southern California
  • B.A., Stanford University

Professional associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers


  • Instructor, Civil Litigation Trial Advocacy Workshop, Stanford University Law School

Community involvement

  • Mayor, City of Monte Sereno