Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1987 J.D. Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Commercial Transactions
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1984 B.S. Honors: Dean List Major: Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Bar Admissions: U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1988
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey R. Marquart attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he was on the Dean's List and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter, he attended the University of Notre Dame Law School where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions and received his Juris Doctorate in 1987. Following his admission to the Illinois and Federal Bars in 1987, he practiced with a prominent Intellectual Property firm in Chicago, with an emphasis on Patent, Trademark and related litigation. In 1989, he was admitted to the California Bar and joined another prominent Los Angeles firm where he specialized in Patent Litigation.
In 1991, he left the intellectual property arena to join a civil litigation firm specializing in products liability and personal injury. In 1997, he founded of the Tustin based firm of Smith and Marquart. In 2006, he formed the Marquart Law Group to establish a highly technical and innovative boutique firm specializing in the representation of those who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals and business entities. Mr. Marquart’s experience includes the prosecution of highly complex products liability cases involving industrial machinery, automobile steering systems, stability and crashworthiness, tire design, residential appliances, playground equipment and children’s toys, furniture and restraint systems. He has prosecuted a multitude of cases involving significant automobile, cycling and trucking accidents.
He resides in Coto de Caza California with his wife Lisa, and their three daughters, Katherine, Caroline and Courtney. He actively participates in golf, mountain biking and ice hockey. He is an automobile enthusiast and collector. Above all, he is a staunch supported of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.
Education: Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California 2005 J.D. Honors: California Witkin Awards - Civil Procedure and Torts Univesity of California-Irvine, Irvine, California B.A. Major: Political Science & Criminology, Law & Society
Christopher N. Andal obtained his law degree at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. While in law school, Mr. Andal was awarded the prestigious California Witkin Award for Civil Procedure and Torts for achieving the highest grade in both classes. Prior to law school, Mr. Andal attended the University of California at Irvine where he obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Criminology, Law & Society. He completed high school in Orange County after having moved from his native Toronto, Canada. Mr. Andal has over ten (10) years of experience in civil litigation. He began his legal career as a file clerk, worked his way up, and ultimately worked for many years as a paralegal and office manager at several civil litigation firms before passing the California bar on his first attempt. Mr. Andal has extensive litigation, mediation and trial experience. His practice includes the representation of individuals and businesses in matters of civil litigation with an emphasis on cases involving personal injury, products liability, wrongful death and business disputes. Mr. Andal further serves as the head of the firm's DUI defense team. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and was installed as the 2008 Chair Elect of the OCBA's Young Lawyers Division. He will assume the position of YLD Chair on the OCBA's Board of Directors in 2009. He is also an active member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. He further volunteers his time to Orange County's Public Law Center, a pro bono law firm, committed to providing representation for low income residents. Mr. Andal's interests include spending time with his wife and daughter, playing hockey and golf, and supporting the local professional sports teams. Mr. Andal believes that everyone is entitled to competent legal representation and strives to protect the rights of consumers and small businesses. He is dedicated to maintaining integrity in the legal profession and removing the stigma placed upon consumer attorneys and their clients.
Areas of Practice: Personal injury, products liability, premises liability, wrongful death, business formation, business and commercial litigation, general civil litigation and DUI/DWI defense.
Professional Associations and Memberships: Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Orange County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
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