Mark Sayre

Partner

BIOGRAPHY

Mark D. Sayre, a partner in Foley Mansfield’s Los Angeles office, and is the co-chair of the firm's PFAS practice group. He 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


PRESENTATIONS

Panelist: Changes within the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 2022.
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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  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • 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
  • 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

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