Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Mark D. Sayre

Partner - Los Angeles

msayre@foleymansfield.com

213-283-2100

Bar Admissions: California; Illinois; New York; Pennsylvania; U.S District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Practice Groups: Toxic Tort / Mass Tort; Product Liability, Personal Injury Defense

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law, 1983, JD (Member Phi Alpha Delta Scholastic Legal Fraternity; Board Member Moot Court Honor Board 1983; Clerk to Office of General Counsel Pepperdine University, Legal; Research and Writing Teaching Assistant to Dean Richardson Lynn, 1979) University of California - Santa Barbara, 1979, B.A., History

Memberships: American Bar Association; Association of Defense Trial Lawyers (ADTA); California Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Defense Counsel of Southern California; Los Angeles County Bar; Phi Delta Phi Scholastic Legal Fraternity

BIOGRAPHY

Mark D. Sayre, a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Los Angeles office, is an experienced senior “first-chair” trial attorney in catastrophic injury and toxic tort matters. 

Mark has defended hundreds of complex cases, and has served as national coordinating counsel for several manufacturers, overseeing and directing local counsel in state and federal litigation. Mark also served as a Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitrator and Mediator.

He is a regular presenter on asbestos issues and related defense tactics for organizations including Harris-Martin and DRI. 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Laurel Center v. DSW, Inc. Los Angeles Superior Court BC405487 & BC 429319  Commercial Lease Dispute (Verdict), 2011
  • Thomas Burnett, et. al. v. A.J. Eckert Co. et.al. Supreme Court of the State of New York,  Schenectady County  Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2009
  • Robert Hilt and Geraldine Hilt v. Allis Chambers; San Francisco Superior Court , No. 274561, Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2008
  • Joanne Ehrig, et al v. Kaiser Gypsum and All American Home Center, Inc.; Los Angeles Superior Court, BC 346790 Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2007
  • Richard Belt, et al. v. Buffalo Pumps; Los Angeles Superior Court  Civil Central West, BC 360535, Wrongful Death, Products Liability (Resolved during trial), 2007
  • Annette Barlow, et al. v. Buffalo Pumps; Los Angeles Superior Court, BC 5153, Wrongful Death, Products Liability (Resolved during trial), 2007
  • Frank Meyers, Mary Jo Meyers v. Bondex, Los Angeles Superior Court, BC 368025, Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2007
  • Barbara Harris, Dale Harris v. Bondex, et al.; Los Angeles Superior Court Central, BC 332841, Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2007
  • Melody Dean, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Michael Mikul, Holly Mikul and Paul Mikul v. Certainteed, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Central BC 332247, Wrongful Death, Products Liability (Verdict), 2006
  • Glenn Keeran and Darlene Keeran v. Ametek, Los Angeles Superior Court Central, Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2006
  • John McNamara v. Bondex, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Central, BC 342803,  Products Liability Personal Injury (Resolved during trial), 2006
  • Ruben Flores v. Bondex, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Central, BC 333511, Products Liability Personal Injury (Verdict), 2006
  • Doris Silvestro, Joyce Gold, the Estate of Salvatore Silvestro v. Kelly Moore, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Central BC 253974  Wrongful Death Products Liability (Verdict), 2006
  • Henry Hall and Laura Marie Hall v. Bondex, et. al, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central West, BC 340466, Personal Injury Products Liability (Verdict), 2005
  • Griffin, et al. v. Buffalo Pumps, Los Angeles Superior Court Central, BC 307929, Wrongful Death Products Liability (Resolved during trial), 2005
  • McShane, et al. v. Kaiser Gypsum, Los Angeles Superior Court Central, BC 312605, Wrongful Death Products Liability (Resolved during trial), 2004
  • Escamilla, et al v. Kaiser Gypsum, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Civil Central West, BC 303900, Personal Injury (Verdict), 2003
  • Brian MacLean and Pacific Bell Telephone Co. vs. Grand Central Café, San Diego Superior Court, GIC 805875, Personal Injury Premises Liability (Non-suit at close of Plaintiff’s case), 1999
  • Hill Crane v. Brunton Enterprises, DBA Plas-Tal Mfg., Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court, BC 135523, Indemnity Claim / Personal Injury (Judgment), 1992
  • H&H Cerritos v. United States Mineral Products Co., Los Angeles Civil Central West, SEC 77762, Products Liability, Commercial Premises claim (Verdict), 1987
  • Shimizaki v. Fischer and County of Orange, Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, Wrongful Death (Represented Plaintiffs/ Verdict), 1984
  • Swift v. Church’s Fried Chicken, Los Angeles Municipal Court, CA. Personal Injury (Judgment), 1984

IN THE NEWS

January 8, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of seven partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of eight attorneys to its Partnership.

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April 18, 2017
Sayre, Ameele Chairing HarrisMartin California Asbestos Litigation: Trial 101 Workshop

Foley & Mansfield partners Mark Sayre and Keith Ameele, along with Scott Frost of Waters Kruas and Paul, will be chairing the May 2017 HarrisMarttin program.

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September 22, 2016
Foley & Mansfield Hires Veteran Trial Attorney Mark Sayre

Earlier this week, Foley & Mansfield – a national law firm with more than 20 years of litigation and transactional experience – announced the addition of Mark Sayre to its roster of accomplished trial attorneys.

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PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker: The Science and Theories of Liability Behind “Each and Every”, “Single Fiber”, and “Cumulative” Exposure", ACI 23rd National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims and Litigation, Chicago, IL, May 2018.
  • Co-Chair, HarrisMartin's California Asbestos Litigation: Trial 101 Workshop, May 2017
  • Co-Moderator- Insurer-Counsel-Insured Relationships: Strategy Between Client, Carrier, National Counsel; Best Practices on Beneficial Working Relationships with both Defense and Plaintiff’s Counsel, Limiting Total Spend on Cases and Managing the Financial Aspects, ACI’s Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference, January 2017
  • Speaker: Attacking the Reptiles, DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar, New Orleans, LA - November 2016
  • Speaker: Commercial Shipping and the Jones Act, DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar, November 2013
  • Chair and Speaker: National Asbestos Litigation Conference, Miami, FL,  February 2011
  • Chair and Speaker: California Asbestos Conference for Associates & Paralegals,  January 2010
  • Speaker: Asbestos Medicine 101- Fiber Types, Causation, Expert Selection and Preparation, DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar, San Diego, CA, September 2010
  • Speaker: Defense Perspective on the Substantial Factor Test, Harris Martin Publishing Asbestos & Silica Conference, Sonoma, CA, August 2006
  • Speaker: New Approaches in the Defense of Peripheral Defendants in Mesothelioma Cases, Harris Martin Publishing Asbestos Conference, Washington D.C., July 2006

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