As the Principal with the internationally known trial lawyer firm of Geragos & Geragos, APC, Mark Geragos has represented some of the most prominent figures in the world over the last thirty years.
A partial list of Mr. Geragos’ clients include renowned Whitewater figure Susan McDougal, Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Brown, former first brother Roger Clinton, Academy Award-nominated actress Winona Ryder, pop star Michael Jackson, hip hop stars Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nicole Ritchie, former Congressman Gary Condit, Usher Raymond, and heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
Mr. Geragos was the 2014 President of The National Trial Lawyers and is one of two lawyers ever named "Lawyer of the Year" in both the criminal and civil arenas. California Law Business Magazine named Mr. Geragos "One of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California" three years in a row. Mr. Geragos has repeatedly been voted by his peers as one of Los Angeles’ SuperLawyers.
Mr. Geragos was one of the lead lawyers in a pair of groundbreaking Federal Class Action lawsuits against New York Life Insurance and AXA Corporation for insurance policies issued in the early 20th century during the genocide of over 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turk regime. These two cases settled for close to $40 million. In addition, Mr. Geragos’ $59 million jury verdict in a trade secrets case against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Corporation was both "Top Ten Verdicts in 2008 in California" by the Daily Journal, as well as "Top Fifty Verdicts in the United States" by the National Law Journal.
Mr. Geragos regularly appears as a legal commentator on CNN. He has lectured extensively and authored numerous articles and Law Review publications on the subject of Media and the Law. In April 2013, Mr. Geragos released “Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works… and Sometimes Doesn’t,” which won the grand prize at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival.
Mark Geragos was born in Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Haverford College in 1979 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1982. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1983.