Law offices of Mark Mckinniss

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss
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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

We are (so far): One attorney, two paralegals, an investigator, an IT professional, and a clerical person. Since COVID-19, we have scattered to the four winds, with everybody working from their home offices. We'll probably get back into an office later this year, but -- we're kinda used to this! We kinda like it!

Main Office

Main Office
10866 Washington Boulevard # 403
Culver City, CA 90232

Phone

(310) 880-6376

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Your initial consultation is free of charge.

Office Information
Office Hours

Call literally ANY TIME. If we're not available, we'll call you back!

Office Manager

Aleta Rucci

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Un poquito de Espanol (pero mi vocabulario no esta grande).

Criminal Defense

I worked for the LA County District Attorney's Office for 18 years, watching and learning from the OJ Simpson case, The Night Stalker case, and many more. I know how to talk to the DAs in the courtrooms about YOUR case!

We are (so far): One attorney, two paralegals, an investigator, an IT professional, and a clerical person. Since COVID-19, we have scattered to the four winds, with everybody working from their home offices. We'll probably get back into an office later this year, but -- we're kinda used to this! We kinda like it!

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I'll never get rich doing criminal defense because I don't charge people a lot of money to defend them; usually their friends and relatives on the outside are the ones paying and most of my clients are far from affluent. Whatever the fee, I have to do my best and I have achieved some pretty good results for most of my clients.

I recently represented a young guy who was seriously injured when his Chevy Silverado became an "L" shape after colliding with a telephone pole. The accident occurred because he was trying to avoid a motorist making an illegal left turn in front of him. His previous attorney was going to settle his case for the other driver's policy limits. We found that she owned some property and sought an extra-judicial settlement for the value of the property, then partnered with another attorney and made a crash-worthiness case against General Motors. Instead of settling for a $15,000 policy, we got our client mid-six figures in his pocket. We do go the extra mile.

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss
Mark Robert McKinniss

Before I became an attorney, I was a musician and vocalist for a number of years, working on projects or playing in bands for, among other people, Americana legend John Stewart, as well as Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Sherman, and a number of other original and cover bands in the Los Angeles area. During a stint writing and directing community outreach videos for the LA County District Attorney's Office, I went to USC and then law school nights and took the bar at about age 50! (Yeah, I/m that old.)

I went to law school shortly after the birth of my son, and my daughters were toddlers. I found myself getting up and leaving in the morning before anybody was up and returning late at night after everyone was in bed. So on weekends, when I would normally be studying, I felt I had to spend some time with my family. At least my kids weren't asking their mom, "Mommy, who's that strange man?"

As hard as this was on me, it was much harder on my wife, who was home with three children under three and normally with no help. But she hung in there, and so did I. I graduated on time after four excruciatingly long years and passed the bar on the first try.

Very few if any attorneys can say, "I win all my cases!" or "My clients always love me!" That's just not the real world. I try to foster a good relationship with my clients and get them the best possible outcome. And I try to make a living without squeezing the life's blood out of people. That's success to me.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2003

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Cum Laude), 1999

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss
Mark Robert McKinniss

Before I became an attorney, I was a musician and vocalist for a number of years, working on projects or playing in bands for, among other people, Americana legend John Stewart, as well as Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Sherman, and a number of other original and cover bands in the Los Angeles area. During a stint writing and directing community outreach videos for the LA County District Attorney's Office, I went to USC and then law school nights and took the bar at about age 50! (Yeah, I/m that old.)

I went to law school shortly after the birth of my son, and my daughters were toddlers. I found myself getting up and leaving in the morning before anybody was up and returning late at night after everyone was in bed. So on weekends, when I would normally be studying, I felt I had to spend some time with my family. At least my kids weren't asking their mom, "Mommy, who's that strange man?"

As hard as this was on me, it was much harder on my wife, who was home with three children under three and normally with no help. But she hung in there, and so did I. I graduated on time after four excruciatingly long years and passed the bar on the first try.

Very few if any attorneys can say, "I win all my cases!" or "My clients always love me!" That's just not the real world. I try to foster a good relationship with my clients and get them the best possible outcome. And I try to make a living without squeezing the life's blood out of people. That's success to me.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law Juris Doctor, 2003


University of Southern California Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Cum Laude), 1999


Firm Overview

We are (so far): One attorney, two paralegals, an investigator, an IT professional, and a clerical person. Since COVID-19, we have scattered to the four winds, with everybody working from their home offices. We'll probably get back into an office later this year, but -- we're kinda used to this! We kinda like it!

Main Office

Main Office
10866 Washington Boulevard # 403
Culver City, CA 90232

Phone

(310) 880-6376

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Your initial consultation is free of charge.

Office Information
Office Hours

Call literally ANY TIME. If we're not available, we'll call you back!

Office Manager

Aleta Rucci

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Un poquito de Espanol (pero mi vocabulario no esta grande).

Criminal Defense

I worked for the LA County District Attorney's Office for 18 years, watching and learning from the OJ Simpson case, The Night Stalker case, and many more. I know how to talk to the DAs in the courtrooms about YOUR case!

We are (so far): One attorney, two paralegals, an investigator, an IT professional, and a clerical person. Since COVID-19, we have scattered to the four winds, with everybody working from their home offices. We'll probably get back into an office later this year, but -- we're kinda used to this! We kinda like it!

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I'll never get rich doing criminal defense because I don't charge people a lot of money to defend them; usually their friends and relatives on the outside are the ones paying and most of my clients are far from affluent. Whatever the fee, I have to do my best and I have achieved some pretty good results for most of my clients.

I recently represented a young guy who was seriously injured when his Chevy Silverado became an "L" shape after colliding with a telephone pole. The accident occurred because he was trying to avoid a motorist making an illegal left turn in front of him. His previous attorney was going to settle his case for the other driver's policy limits. We found that she owned some property and sought an extra-judicial settlement for the value of the property, then partnered with another attorney and made a crash-worthiness case against General Motors. Instead of settling for a $15,000 policy, we got our client mid-six figures in his pocket. We do go the extra mile.

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss
Mark Robert McKinniss

Before I became an attorney, I was a musician and vocalist for a number of years, working on projects or playing in bands for, among other people, Americana legend John Stewart, as well as Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Sherman, and a number of other original and cover bands in the Los Angeles area. During a stint writing and directing community outreach videos for the LA County District Attorney's Office, I went to USC and then law school nights and took the bar at about age 50! (Yeah, I/m that old.)

I went to law school shortly after the birth of my son, and my daughters were toddlers. I found myself getting up and leaving in the morning before anybody was up and returning late at night after everyone was in bed. So on weekends, when I would normally be studying, I felt I had to spend some time with my family. At least my kids weren't asking their mom, "Mommy, who's that strange man?"

As hard as this was on me, it was much harder on my wife, who was home with three children under three and normally with no help. But she hung in there, and so did I. I graduated on time after four excruciatingly long years and passed the bar on the first try.

Very few if any attorneys can say, "I win all my cases!" or "My clients always love me!" That's just not the real world. I try to foster a good relationship with my clients and get them the best possible outcome. And I try to make a living without squeezing the life's blood out of people. That's success to me.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2003

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Cum Laude), 1999

Law offices of Mark Mckinniss
Mark Robert McKinniss

Before I became an attorney, I was a musician and vocalist for a number of years, working on projects or playing in bands for, among other people, Americana legend John Stewart, as well as Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Sherman, and a number of other original and cover bands in the Los Angeles area. During a stint writing and directing community outreach videos for the LA County District Attorney's Office, I went to USC and then law school nights and took the bar at about age 50! (Yeah, I/m that old.)

I went to law school shortly after the birth of my son, and my daughters were toddlers. I found myself getting up and leaving in the morning before anybody was up and returning late at night after everyone was in bed. So on weekends, when I would normally be studying, I felt I had to spend some time with my family. At least my kids weren't asking their mom, "Mommy, who's that strange man?"

As hard as this was on me, it was much harder on my wife, who was home with three children under three and normally with no help. But she hung in there, and so did I. I graduated on time after four excruciatingly long years and passed the bar on the first try.

Very few if any attorneys can say, "I win all my cases!" or "My clients always love me!" That's just not the real world. I try to foster a good relationship with my clients and get them the best possible outcome. And I try to make a living without squeezing the life's blood out of people. That's success to me.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law Juris Doctor, 2003


University of Southern California Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Cum Laude), 1999


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.