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Mark Caeser T. Cumba

Mark C. T. Cumba
5694 Mission Center Road, Suite 602-423
San Diego, CA 92108-4312
Phone: 619-688-6117
mctcumba@gmail.com

City: San Diego

State Bar of California Admission Date: Dec. 3, 2002

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates:

  • Supreme Court of the United States (April 14, 2008)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Dec. 16, 2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Dec. 3, 2002)
  • Minnesota (April 20, 2000 – Inactive)
  • District of Columbia (June 21, 1999 – Inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Dec. 16, 1998)
  • Illinois (Nov. 5, 1998 – Inactive)

Education:

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. degree, 1995 – 1998

Honors: Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence (formerly American Jurisprudence Award) in Trial Advocacy 1, Trial Advocacy 2 and Advanced Legal Research

Activities:

    • Member, 1998 ABA National Trial Team, Regional Champion
    • Member, 1997 NITA Tournament of Champions, Semi-Finalist
    • Member, 1997 ATLA Mock Trial Team, Regional Quarter-Finalist

  • DePaul University, B.A. degree, Sociology, 1991 – 1995

Employment (Current and Past):

  • Deputy Attorney General – California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse; 2012 – present
  • Senior Counsel - Pettit, Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, PC, 2009 – 2012
  • Senior Associate - Wilson, Petty, Kosmo & Turner, LLP, 2006 – 2009
  • Associate – Morris, Polich & Purdy, LLP, 2003 – 2006 • Associate – Johnson & Bell, Ltd., 2001 – 2002
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1998 – 2001
  • Public Interest Bureau, September 2000 – August 2001
  • Narcotics Prosecutions Bureau, May 2000 – September 2000
  • Juvenile Justice Bureau, November 1999 – May 2000
  • Criminal Justice Bureau, October 1998 – November 1999

State Bar Activities: Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2014 – present

Local Bar Activities:
San Diego County Bar Association:

  • Chair, General Civil Litigation Section, 2007-2008
  • Volunteer, Senior Community Centers Lunch Volunteer
  • Volunteer, Children at Risk Committee Mock Trial Presentations
  • Volunteer, Children at Risk Committee Reading Groups
  • Volunteer, Children at Risk Committee Book Drives
  • Volunteer, SDCBA Beach Clean-Up 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter No. 9, 2006 – present
    • Barrister
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, 2006 – present
  • Treasurer (2010)
  • Board of Directors 2013- present
  • Defense Research Institute, 2001 – 2012
    • Diversity Committee – Seminar Planning Committee, 2008 – 2011
    • Diversity Committee - Annual Meeting Liaison, 2010
    • Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee, 2007 – 2008
    • Young Lawyers Committee – Drug and Medical Device Committee, Liaison, 2007 – 2008; Vice-Liaison, 2006 – 2007
    • Young Lawyers Committee – Diversity Subcommittee, Chair, 2008 – 2009; Vice- Chair, 2007 – 2008
  • The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Publications:

  • Author, Outside-In: How Diversity Initiatives Differ for Outside Counsel and In-House Counsel, October 2010, DRI Annual Meeting
  • Author, Making Another Party Pick Up The Tab: Knowing Indemnity Rights In California Can Benefit Your Client, November 2008, State Bar of California, Journal of the Litigation Section, California Litigation Vol. 21, No. 3, 2008
  • Author, Find Opportunities, Create Opportunities, Seize Opportunities: What Young Diverse Attorneys Need To Do To Get Ahead, February 2008, DRI Young Lawyer Committee Newsletter, The Whisper
  • Author, Drug and Medical Device Litigation: What’s Being Done to Control the Uncontrollable?, May 2007, DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar
  • Author, A Novel Business Development Tip For Young, Minority Lawyers: Be Informed, January 2007, American Bar Association, Products Liability Newsletter Vol. 18, Issue No. 1
  • Co-Author, Tort Reform in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation, May 2004, DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar

Other:

  • Lecturer/Instructor
    • Presenter, Diversity On The Bench, May 31, 2014, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, San Diego, California
    • Presenter, Case Study:  People v. Raymundo Pura, May 21, 2014, Criminal Investigation Conference, San Luis Obispo, California
    • Presenter, Trial Preparation:  The Storm Before The Storm, May 20, 2014, Criminal Investigation Conference, San Luis Obispo, California
    • Presenter, Senior Scam Stopper Seminar, April 16, 2014, Escondido Chamber of Commerce
    • Presenter, Elder Abuse:  Walking Through A Civil Suit, April 8, 2014, San Diego County Bar Association
    • Presenter, Voir Dire, October 4, 2013, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Presenter, The Real World: Attorney Edition, October 1, 2013, San Diego County Bar Association and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego
    • Moderator, Outside-In: How Diversity Initiatives Differ for Outside Counsel and In- House Counsel, October 21, 2010, DRI Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
    • Presenter, Exploring Options In Civil Law, Sept. 23, 2010, California Western School of Law
    • Presenter, The Art of Litigating: Litigation Tips & Tactics for the Young Lawyer, Nov. 5, 2008, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Presenter, Bam! Discovery Recipes for a Successful Motion for Summary Judgment, April 15, 2009, DRI Product Liability Seminar, San Diego, California
    • Presenter, Complaint to Trial: A Law Student's Manual for Litigating Cases, Nov.21, 2008, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Moderator, Plaintiff v. Defendant: Strategies and Tactics for Handling Cases from Complaint to Trial, September 26, 2007, San Diego County Bar Association
    • Moderator, Mastering Mediation, July 19, 2007, San Diego County Bar Association
    • Presenter, Recent Developments and Tort Reform Efforts in Drug and Medical Device Litigation, May 10, 2007, DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, San Francisco, California
    • Presenter, Early Case Evaluation and Discovery Strategy, Oct. 17, 2006, San Diego County Bar Association

    Activities:

    • San Diego Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2010 – present
    • Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Ambassador, 2004 – present
    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Trial Team Coach, 2013 – present
    • Volunteer, Philippine Medical Mission – 1996, 2000, 2004, 2006
    • Volunteer, Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2000 – 2001