Mark H. Oring

Partner, Mark H. Oring joined the firm in 1997. With a legal career that spans three decades, he focuses his work on personal injury, malpractice, and insurance law.

Since 1980, Mr. Oring's client work has involved general tort practice, including medical and legal malpractice, elder abuse, and civil rights cases. As a litigator, he represents clients in trials and appeals in Federal and State Courts, as well as Superior and Appellate Court trials and in arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Oring attended medical school at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (curriculum in French) from 1963 to 1965 and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he received his Certificate in Physical Therapy. Mr. Oring subsequently became licensed as a Registered Physical Therapist in Indiana and California. His medical education helps him to communicate the true nature of the injuries his clients have suffered to legal adversaries and jurors.

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • California 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Central District
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District

University Teaching Experience

In addition to his substantial trial experience, Mark Oring has broad experience teaching law at the university level.

Mr. Oring was a Professor of Law at the University of West Los Angeles from 1987 to 2005. During that time he taught Torts, Remedies, Real Property, Law and Medicine, Insurance Law, Contracts, and Personal Injury Litigation.

Prior to beginning his career in law he taught Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Literature and Languages at Indiana University from 1968 to 1970, and he taught Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Mr. Oring has also lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects including legal writing and analysis, rhetoric, persuasive writing, persuasive speech making, and anatomy of argument, and the use of persuasion in the media.


  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco, J.D., 1977
  • Indiana University, Master of Arts, Comparative Literature, 1970
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1961
  • University of Southern California, Certificate in Advanced Personal Injury Litigation
  • Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Department of Comparative Literature (coursework and doctoral exams completed)
  • Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium, Graduate Faculty of Medicine, 1963-65
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, Certificate in Physical Therapy
  • Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel


  • French
  • Hebrew (Classical and Modern)
  • Aramaic

Professional Activities and Honors

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Academic Standards and Admissions Committee, University of West Los Angeles School of Law
  • UWLA School of Law Faculty Senate, 1993-94, 1995-97, present, Chairman 2001-2002
  • Former Judge Pro Tem of Van Nuys Municipal Court

Publications and Presentations

  • "Cheek vs. U.S. and the Tax Protest Movement: An historical reassessment of the Sixteenth Amendment," 25 UWLA Law Review 197
  • "Peers of the Vicinage: Historical Abridgement of the Seventh Amendment right to Civil Jury Trial," 27 UWLA Law Review 165
  • "When Rights Collide: Hostile Work Environment v. First Amendment Free Speech," 31 UWLA Law Review 135

Civic Involvement

  • Former Chairman, Telecommunications Council, City of Bloomington, Indiana
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