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Client Testimonials

“When a politically motivated suit was filed against me just weeks before my election as San Diego City Attorney, I wanted to be represented by the best trial attorney in town. I asked Mark Mazzarella to represent me because he’s a fighter who I knew would sweat bullets if that is what it took to win—and win we did! Anyone involved with a routine problem of little consequence, or a bet the company case, would be well advised to give Mark a call before the other side does.”

-Mike Aguirre (Former San Diego City Attorney and prominent trial lawyer)


“I’ve asked Mark Mazzarella to handle litigation matters for my companies and my family for 25 years. He’s come through for us every time. Over the years, I also have recommended Mark to family members, friends and professional colleagues. I could not recommend him more highly.”

-Papa Doug Manchester/Manchester Financial Group (Real Estate Developer)


“I’ve worked with Mark Mazzarella since 1992, as a partner in the development of ‘The Lofts,’ an 11-story condominium project in downtown San Diego next to PetCo Park, as an expert witness in complex real estate litigation, as a receiver for his clients’, and as his client. His thorough understanding of both the legal and business issues which arise in real estate matters, and his abilities as a trial lawyer, make him a truly unique resource.”

-Doug Wilson/Douglas Wilson Companies (Real Estate Developer, Property Manager and Receiver)


“I have known Mark and Daral Mazzarella for over 50 years. They are not just lawyers. Mark was a Licensed Real Estate Broker for years; and Daral has been a California licensed General Contractor for over 40 years. As partners, Mark and I successfully re-developed two large apartment complexes consisting of 413 units. As a client, I turn to Daral and Mark whenever I need sage practical and legal counsel to avoid disputes or litigation counsel when that becomes necessary. I can always rely on them to get the best possible results because of their ability to quickly absorb the facts, and to integrate their knowledge of the real estate and construction businesses into their handling of my matters.”

-Jeff Phair/The Phair Company (Real Estate Developer)


“As someone who knows the San Diego legal community, and most of its major players, very well, when I needed to hire a litigator to handle a dispute, I asked a number of trial lawyers I respected: ‘Who is the last person you would want to be on the other side of a case you were handling?’ Mark Mazzarella’s name kept coming up. So I hired him. We resolved the dispute quickly, with very little cost, and without litigation as a result of Mark’s practical advice. I’ve looked to Mark ever since when I needed sound legal advice. He’s never disappointed me.”

-Larry Watanabe (San Diego’s premier legal recruiter who specializes on placing partners with growing law firms interested in expanding their practice areas)


“I first retained Mark Mazzarella eight years ago when I was dealing with the fallout of the real estate collapse of 2007/2008. He handled a number of matters for me and my companies, several of which were quite significant. We obtained great results in every one. I was impressed by his sensitivity to keeping costs to a minimum, his efficiency and his ability to achieve outstanding results without breaking the bank in the process. I’ve since referred several of my friends and business acquaintances to Mark. He has obtained excellent results for every one of them as well.”

-Matt DiNofia/La Jolla Development (Real estate developer and investor)