Mark Leonardo

Phone: 310-456-7373
Fax: 310-317-7261

For the past 28 years, Mr. Leonardo has successfully tried cases in front of judges, juries, and arbitrators in the areas of Employment, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business Law and Appellate Law.

He has taken on major celebrities, including the much publicized sexual harassment case against Elizabeth Taylor and her butler. Several of Mr. Leonardo’s cases have been featured on television programs such as "Celebrity Justice" and on MSNBC.

Mr. Leonardo also has extensive civil litigation experience in personal injury matters including auto accidents, slip and fall cases, assault and battery cases, defamation, and pharmacy and medical malpractice cases.  He also has significant experience in real estate litigation, foreclosures, landlord/tenant law, and business litigation including breach of contract cases, fraud, unfair competition, elder abuse and collection cases.  In all of these areas he has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants.


Mr. Leonardo also has significant experience in transactional matters including drafting contracts, reviewing real estate transactions, negotiating, drafting and revising residential and commercial leases, among other business transactions.

Mr. Leonardo has experience in all levels of the court system including Small Claims Court and Small Claims Appeals, the California Superior Court (both limited and unlimited jurisdiction), the California Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.

During law school Mr. Leonardo had three significant internships.  His first was working for the Veteran's Administration where he was exposed to the inner workings of in-house counsel for the government as he assisted counsel in medical malpractices cases brought against the VA Hospital in Westwood, California.  His second internship was with the Federal Trade Commission where he was exposed to legal issues regarding consumer complaints for fraud in business advertising.  His final internship was in the real estate department of Moreland Development Company, the entity through which Unocal develops property it owns throughout the country.  He was subsequently hired as a law clerk after the expiration of his internship.  At Unocal, he gained a wealth of knowledge in real estate transactions and litigation.

Mr. Leonardo has been a member of numerous bar associations including the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Malibu Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the State Bar, and the Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.


Address: 25019 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265