Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • All courts of the State of California

Mark W. Waterman

Partner | Los Angeles
Tel: 213.929.1066
Fax: 213.929.1077
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Mark W. Waterman is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles office and serves as co-chair of the firm's Administrative Hearings Practice Area. He represents public entities and other clients in administrative and court proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels. His litigation practice encompasses employment law, special education law, business law, appellate law, and complex litigation. Mr. Waterman has had a high success rate in assisting his employer clients to obtain summary judgment while defending against numerous employment claims, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In addition to being a litigator, he is a mediator, having served for multiple years both as a mediator for the EEOC on employment disputes and as an administrative law judge, pro tem, for the OAH on Special Education disputes.

Mr. Waterman was named to the 2016 and 2023 Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also named to Pasadena Magazine's list of 2019 Top Lawyers in the Pasadena area.


Mr. Waterman received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, where he served as an editor of the Davis Law Review. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Significant Cases

  • Tipton-Whittingham v. City of Los Angeles, 34 Cal.4th 604 (2004)
  • Tipton-Whittingham v. City of Los Angeles, 316 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2003)
  • Ragan v. City of Inglewood, 2013 Cal.App.Unpub. Lexis 9271 (2013)
  • Hendricks v. LAUSD, 2010 Cal.App.Unpub. Lexis 956 (2010)
  • Mansoureh v. LAUSD, 2008 Cal.App.Unpub. Lexis 7921 (2008)
  • Dore v. Arnold Worldwide, 39 Cal.4th (2006)
  • Electrical Electronic Control, Inc. v. LAUSD, 126 Cal.App.4th (2005)
  • Brauner v. Gauthier-Washington, 2002 Cal.App.Unpub. Lexis 11055 (2002)
  • Kotler v. Alma Lodge, 63 Cal.App.4th 1381 (1998)
  • United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc., 953 F.Supp. 673 (1996)

Summary Judgment Victories

  • Jalali v. LAUSD, LASC Case No. BC356857
  • Hendricks v. LAUSD, LASC Case No. BC357509
  • Walker v. Montebello Unified School District, LASC Case No. BC351484
  • Huling v. LAUSD, LASC Case No. BC395282
  • White v. Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC, LASC Case No. BC 445894

Writ Actions

  • Springer v. LAUSD, LASC Case No. BS148750
  • Dunn v. LAUSD, LASC Case No. BS148103
  • Johnson v. City of Inglewood, LASC Case No. BS129040
  • Barillas v. City of Inglewood, LASC Case No. 135426