Mark Swatik is Southern California attorney whose employment law practice is dedicated exclusively to representing employees who have experienced wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation, medical leave issues, pregnancy discrimination, and wage and hour disputes. In addition to his employment practice, Mark also holds a legal specialization in estate planning, trust, and probate law under the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Mark has been selected as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” and holds the distinguished AV Preeminent and High Ethical Standing rating from Martindale Hubbell. Mark also received an Avvo Client’s Choice Award for exceptional ratings in professionalism and client satisfaction.
Prior to his legal career, Mark served with the Hawthorne Police Department as a Police Sergeant. Due to this unique professional background, Mark is well versed in Public Safety Professionals protocols and was a designated investigator/facilitator during Civil Service Commission hearings involving employment matters. Mark honorably retired from law enforcement to dedicate all of his efforts and time to his law practice.
Mark graduated from William Howard Taft School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2009. Mark also earned a Master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from Webster University (Summa Cum Laude), and has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice.
Mark has been active in animal rescue and has also been an ardent martial arts practitioner, having earned black belts in four separate disciplines, including a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of Rigan Machado, eighth degree red and white belt champion.