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Mark P. Velez


Mark Velez is the founding partner of the Velez Law Firm. He is a American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) member. Mark is a recognized trial attorney who specializes in Employment Law on behalf of employees and company leadership personnel wronged by employers. In 2015 Mark obtained a $5,180,790 Age and Gender Discrimination verdict/judgment in Sacramento County Superior Court. Other notable achievements include 2016 Daily Journal named as one of the top 50 California Employment Attorneys. In 2015 Mark was recognized as the runner up for Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association for his jury trial skills.

Mark has worked as a litigator since 1993 and has practiced employment law for over 25 years. His competitive edge is evident in the way he tirelessly prepares his cases. At the Velez Law Firm, our practice is exclusively for the rights of employees with specialized experience in wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and age, gender, medical discrimination. Mark has litigated against may of the largest corporations. Mark’s approach to the firm’s cases is work diligently to maximize a settlement or jury trial result.

In hiring an attorney, the terminated employee should consider hiring a firm with seasoned trial lawyers. Otherwise, defense firms will only make low settlement offers. Mark is well respected in the Sacramento legal community by judges and defense attorneys.

$5,180,790: Age and Gender Discrimination Verdict/Judgement. Sacramento County Superior Court Jury verdict. Barbara Anderton v. Bass Underwriters, Inc., Bill Turgeon.

$1,800,000: Medical Professional Disability Discrimination Case Settlement with Medical Corporation

$1,475,000: FMLA Retaliation. Sacramento County Superior Court Jury Verdict. Hazard v. Raley's Markets

$1,400,000: Physical Disability Butte County Superior Court Jury Verdict. Kean v. BC Leasing LLC.

$1,000,000: Negligent Surgery. Yuba County Superior Court Jury Verdict. Jackson v. Dominque Engle MD.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California


  • Lecturer at CELA Annual Meetings, 2010

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California


  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 2016,Top Labor and Employment Attorney in California
  • Advocate of the Year (nomination), Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Top 40 verdict in California, 2015 - Present
  • Ranked #32 in the State of California, Daily Journal, 2016
  • CELA
  • Abota
  • Daily Journal
  • California Bar
Why Choose Us? See What Sets Us Apart
  • Unmatched Experience

    With nearly 60 combined years of litigation experience, we have experience that cannot be duplicated. Our track record and client stories speak for themselves in showing the work we’ve done for our clients.

  • Aggressive Representation

    When it comes to protecting workers, we don’t pull punches. We’re used to taking the fight to larger opponents and are committed to empowering our clients to make choices, not concessions.

  • Client-Focused

    While our attorneys are top-tier, we remain focused on our clients. We work directly with our clients and focus our approach on their stories and experiences. Our attention to detail and care continues to set us apart.

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