A real fighter
Was in need of legal representation regarding an an employment issue and was referred to Mark Charles – let me tell ya, he did not disappoint. Mark and his staff were very attentive and responsive to my needs. He definitely fought for me and I couldn’t be more satisfied. This firm has my highest recommendation.
– H. Parker
Mark Charles is a fearless advocate who has the skill, knowledge, and experience necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. He pours his heart and soul into his work, and the results show it. Mr. Charles tirelessly works up his cases,
Mark Charles is a fearless advocate who has the skill, knowledge, and experience necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. He pours his heart and soul into his work, and the results show it. Mr. Charles tirelessly works up his cases, and skillfully applies leverage which oftentimes forces the other side to capitulate before trial. In those cases where Mr. Charles’ opponents act unreasonably, Mr. Charles has absolutely no problem taking the case to trial. While many lawyers are scared to take a case to trial, Mr. Charles looks forward to it because that is where he shines. If you or a loved one needs legal help, Mark Charles is the lawyer you want fighting for you.
Studio City, CA
Takes the time to listen.Mark is always there with great direction and advise. His knowledge and experience has proven invaluable.
Mark while equally being humble and totally trustworthy, is a champion for those of us who would fall victim of the piranha’s who have deep pockets to frustrate us ordinary people.
I was given a number of attorneys names by a friend and called three out of five of them, it was when I spoke with Mark that I knew I did not need to look any further.
My case was a very complicated one as , I worked for both the parent company as well as all the subsidiaries . It was a case that crossed topics and complaints and in essence, was just not clear cut. I also had a notable position and was an employee that had many years of tenure.
Despite my having piles of information, documents and incidents that I wanted to communicate (and did ), it was never too much for Mark, nor did I ever talk too much or describe too much.
From the onset, it was clear that this was going to be a partnership and not a relationship where I was being told what to do, rather there was a joint process adhered to, that made me feel totally inclusive of all decisions and strategies. Together Mark and I developed a plan of action which was adjusted upon mutual agreement as the case proceeded. Mark was always available to talk with me, and if he wasn’t he would return my call within 24 hours.
While the case was very complicated and extremely multi-faceted together we went through everything and devised a strategy. Many witness were involved and the other party tried not to comply with requests and notices. Mark stood firm , steadfast and persistent , all while motivating me to stay strong and assuring me that he would not back down no matter what, and he did not back down despite the other party constantly trying to play games. Mark in my view would often go beyond the call of duty, but that is ultimately what got this case resolved. I was often frustrated and upset about the other parties’ tactics, Mark in turn, dug deeper and through persistence and real understanding , was always able to thwart any tactics they employed. Mark remained resolved and most importantly confident.
My working for the parent company in addition to four subsidiaries which all performed different business purpose meant there was a lot for Mark to both understand , analyze and ultimately formulate into a concise state of circumstances. The process would be daunting to many, it was even a little daunting to me and I knew what I was dealing with. Nonetheless Mark never blinked an eyelid and just got on with it. There are really many things I could say about my experience having Mark represent me but I would literally have to write a book, maybe I will. I have had many challenges in my life, but this was by far the most difficult and emotional experience of my life . The fact that I was Blessed by having Mark represent me is an understatement if ever there was one.
To attempt to summarize the extraordinary efforts that Mark went through on my behalf , let me say that first and foremost, Mark is a true gentleman. Mark is conscientious, empathetic and wildly intelligent. Mark while equally being humble and totally trustworthy, is a champion for those of us who would fall victim of the piranha’s who have deep pockets to frustrate us ordinary people. Mark is a modern day David in the David and Goliath story.
Knowledgeable and ProfessionalUnfortunately I was placed in a difficult situation with an employer and Mark was there to help. He immediately immersed himself in our case and displayed a deep understanding of the law pertaining to our complaint. Mark showed true professionalism and fought diligently on our behalf , and I was ecstatic with the outcome.
Orange County, CA
I felt secure in his knowledge. I walked away feeling confident and knew I was in good hands.
My experience with Attorney Mark Charles was exceptional! When I first came to Mark with information about my situation, his attentiveness and honesty made me feel like he cared about what had taken place and had my best interest as a top priority. After meeting with him to further review the information, I felt secure in his knowledge. I walked away feeling confident and knew I was in good hands. Mark kept me well informed and up-to-date on everything he was doing for my case. I never felt like I had to check-in or contact him for any information. However, any time I had a question, he was very prompt to respond and made time to speak with me. Mark was patient with me while explaining the legal process and took the time to ensure I fully understood what I was signing or agreeing to. Mark also went through all the legal documents with me so that I could ask any questions or so that he could further explain anything I didn’t understand. All in all, the end result was better than I could have hoped for and I am glad I had Mark on my side!
– Jennifer M.
Mark Charles is an excellent employment attorney
Mark Charles is an excellent employment attorney. The decision to engage in litigation is never an easy one. From the beginning, Mark was able to outline the process and give me an honest opinion regarding what to expect. Mark was always available to discuss any questions I had and kept me updated on all developments. He and his team worked hard to resolve my case expeditiously and to my satisfaction. I recommended several of my friends and acquaintances to him, and they always thanked me for the referral. I recommend Mark and his firm for any employment case.
For many years Mark Charles has been guiding usFor many years Mark Charles has been guiding us to comply with the constantly changing California employment laws. For an employer, the best attorney keeps you out of court and that’s what Mark did for us. He helps to see the facts and not get carried away with emotions to make better decisions. Being an employer has become more and more difficult in California so we asked his advice on how to be fair to the employees but also how to protect our company. With Mark’s help we have managed to run the company without lawsuits.
Mark is a great guy who stands up for the underdog!Mark is approachable, genuine, highly educated, supportive, responsive, friendly, and trustworthy. I really admire Mark’s passion and desire to help those who are in need of support, guidance, and advice. Mark is a great guy who stands up for the underdog!
If you are looking for someone to represent you in an employment law case, look no further. You want Mark Charles. A friend referred me to Mark Charles and I’m glad he did.Mark Charles is a compassionate attorney that is not afraid to take on corporate America. He provides realistic counsel at a reasonable cost. If you are looking for someone to represent you in an employment law case, look no further. You want Mark Charles. A friend referred me to Mark Charles and I’m glad he did. Mark fought a big money corporation that was looking to stop me from competing. He knows the law and knows how to win. And doesn’t look to run up the bill. This is the attorney you want in your corner.
Mark gets it. I knew that I could trust him after our first conversation. His comprehensive knowledge of labor law was impressive and comforting.
The possibility of a lawsuit against people you once worked with and respected is painful. No matter how right you think you are, how much you believe you’ve been harmed, or how angry you are about the injustice of your situation; preparation for a lawsuit is long, stressful, and sad. Mark gets it. I knew that I could trust him after our first conversation. His comprehensive knowledge of labor law was impressive and comforting. He offered sound legal advice that proved to be insightful and advantageous as the case progressed. I always felt respected and understood as we developed a strategy to proceed with the case. He answered all of my questions with clarity and compassion. As the time came for a resolution to the case, Mark explained my options with no pressure to make one decision or another. Together we achieved results that allowed me to put the matter behind me and move on from this difficult time in my life. I am ever grateful that I was referred to Mark Charles.
He was extremely knowledgeable and compassionate and always had my best interest at heart. In the end, I was extremely pleased with the outcome.A very wise person referred me to Mark. Mark helped me with a legal matter a few years ago. While working with Mark, he explained the legal process and strategy of how we would approach the problem. He was extremely knowledgeable and compassionate and always had my best interest at heart. In the end, I was extremely pleased with the outcome. I have the utmost respect for Mark and value his expertise and professionalism. We are still in contact to this day.
Because of Mark I am able to turn the page and start my own business which would not have happened if I had stayed.I am forever grateful for Mark, he got me out of a harassing situation where I felt trapped. Nobody had my back. I wasn’t sure about what to do but he told me to trust him. I did and I was able to get out of a horrible place and close the chapter on that. Because of Mark I am able to turn the page and start my own business which would not have happened if I had stayed.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the result he obtained for me, and I highly recommend his practice.Mark was fantastic when I was injured in a car accident. He took the time to walk me through my options, provided me with great advice about documenting all medical appointments, tests, treatments, and maintaining a journal of my recovery. He helped me to shift my focus on regaining my health, while he dealt with my claim. Mark is prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and a great negotiator. He’s tough but fair, and has built a successful law practice on a solid foundation of core values that propel him to represent his clients both zealously and efficiently. I couldn’t be more pleased with the result he obtained for me, and I highly recommend his practice.
Mark negotiated on my behalf as though it was for himself. He got as much money for me as he could. I trust Mark and recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney that won’t back down.I was lucky to know Mark for years before I actually needed him. I was told by my company that they were going to lay me off. They offered me a severance package but I didn’t think it reflected my worth and contributions to the company after working there for so long. I reviewed the package with Mark and he contacted my employer. After some short negotiations, he was able to increase the severance package by a large amount. Although he was acting as my lawyer, Mark negotiated on my behalf as though it was for himself. He got as much money for me as he could. I trust Mark and recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney that won’t back down.
I feel so grateful to have Mark Charles in our corner. He always provides us with the guidance we need to be current with California employment laws.As a small business owner, we have been challenged from time to time with the responsibilities of managing employees and interpreting our state laws. It is during those times I feel so grateful to have Mark Charles in our corner. He always provides us with the guidance we need to be current with California employment laws. Recently, Mark helped us through a tough situation with a past employee. Mark put us at ease with his responsiveness, confidence and expertise. We were very pleased with the results. While I hope to never have to utilize Mark for that type of situation again, I am so thankful to know I can call him anytime.
After meeting with Mr. Charles I decided to fight the lawsuit for a number of reasons. I had faith in Mr. Charles’s understanding of the law and his sharp outlook.I am a small mom-and-pop restaurant owner had been struggling to stay and keep my doors open. Fortunately enough never been involved in a lawsuit until someone decided to sue me and for someone who’s never been involved in a lawsuit it is very scary process. A friend of mine recommended Mr. Charles, I was very hesitant to proceed with the lawsuit and was entertaining to just throw in the towel and file for bankruptcy. After meeting with Mr. Charles I decided to fight the lawsuit for a number of reasons. I had faith in Mr. Charles’s understanding of the law and his sharp outlook. Needless to say along with the help of Mr. Charles and his legal team We won the case and spent less than 1/5 of what my opponent spent. So if you are looking for a lion to be on your side without bankrupting yourself I would strongly recommend him. It is not often to find a great attorney with a kind heart and high moral value. I hope you never need his service but if you ever do he is the one for you.