Ann Park

Partner

Ann I. Park, Partner in the Los Angeles office of Foley Mansfield, has extensive experience in toxic tort defense, commercial business disputes, insurance coverage and environmental law matters. Ann concentrates her practice in defending complex, high-risk toxic tort, asbestos products liability and premises liability actions. She is skilled in the complex medical and scientific aspects of defending the firm’s clients in toxic tort lawsuits.

Ann is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including pretrial discovery and work, expert preparation and cross-examination, trial, and the preparation of appeals. She has briefed and argued successful appeals in the California Court of Appeals.

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  • California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California  
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Toxic/Mass Tort
  •  Product Liability
  • Environmental
  • Commercial Litigation
  •  Insurance Coverage
  • University of California at Los Angeles, JD, 1987
  • Harvard University, A.B. Social Studies (cum laude), 1984
  • President, Los Angeles County Bar Association, July 2022 - Present
  • President-Elect, Los Angeles County Bar Association, July 2021 – June 2022; Senior Vice President, Los Angeles County Bar Association, July 2020 – June 2021
  • LACBA Board of Trustees, July 2018 to present, July 2007-July 2011, July 2001-July 2003
  • President, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, 1996-1997
  • State Bar of California, Council on Access and Fairness, 2009-2012
  • State Bar of California, Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, 2006-2008
  • California Commission on Uniform State Laws, 2003-2008
  • Chancery Club, 2010-present; Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; California Women Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyer®, 2007-2018
  • State Bar of California, Presidential Recognition Award, October 2015
  • State Bar of California Diversity Award, 2009
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Patricia Phillips Outstanding Committee Service Award, 2009
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2022
  • Trailblazer Award, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Southern California, November 2021
  • President’s Award, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, 2022
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies, Knowledge Group webcast, January 21, 2020.
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies for 2019 & Beyond, Knowledge Group webcast, April 30, 2019
  • Harvard Radcliffe Club of Southern California, 1987- present
  • Served as lead counsel for brief writing in the case of Shiffer v. CBS Corporation (2013) 240 Cal.App.4th 246, in which the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the grant of summary judgment of the San Francisco Superior Court holding that the mere presence of plaintiff in an area where defendant’s asbestos-containing product was present was not sufficient to establish exposure to that product.
  • Served as lead counsel for brief writing and oral argument in the case of Smith v. Viacom, 2005 WL 102929, in which the Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment in concluding that plaintiff’s factually devoid discovery responses were sufficient to shift the summary judgment burden, and that the trial court had properly rejected a witness declaration that was contradicted by prior deposition testimony, pursuant to D’Amico v. Board of Medical Examiners (1974) 11 Cal.3d 1.

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