Mark Hiepler represents individuals throughout California and the United States in wrongful death, catastrophic injury and insurance denial cases. Mr. Hiepler was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. Mr. Hiepler’s jury verdicts, beginning with the record setting $89.3 million dollar bad faith verdict on behalf of his late sister, have been featured on national television shows such as “60 Minutes,” “20/20,” “Nightline,” “Burden of Proof,” “Primetime Live,” “NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “The Today Show,” and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and in national publications such as Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Medical Economics, Health Magazine, California Medicine, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, and the National Law Journal. A chapter in “And the Walls Came Tumbling Down - Greatest Closing Arguments Protecting Civil Liberties" was dedicated to this case and featured Mr. Hiepler's closing argument. In one of several “60 Minutes” interviews, reporter Morley Saffer called Mr. Hiepler “the nemesis of the HMO industry.” Mr. Hiepler was also named one of the 20 Most Influential Attorneys under age 40 in California by California Law Business. In addition to securing some of the nation’s largest and most publicized jury verdict awards in the health care arena, Mr. Hiepler was voted one of the “Top Ten Trial Lawyers in the Nation” by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and “One of California’s Top 100 Most Interesting and Influential Healthcare Leaders” by readers and editors of California Medicine. He has been appointed by the California Legislature as a Member of the Governor’s Health Care Service Plans Task Force, and was invited to the White House where he discussed health care issues with President Clinton. Mr. Hiepler regularly serves as a key note speaker at physician, patient and insurance conventions throughout the United States and abroad. He was recently honored with a nomination to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an association of only 600 attorneys in the world who are deemed to be exceptional trial attorneys based on nomination by a judge and following an extensive one-year process involving inquiries to other judges and people of influence in the national legal community. Mr. Hiepler currently represents a group of clients in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases arising out of the September 12, 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink train collision, the largest train accident in modern U.S. history. Mr. Hiepler's fellow attorneys selected him to be among the small group of plaintiff attorneys/law firms appointed by the Court to develop the liability aspect of the cases for all of the victims of the tragic collision.
First Admitted: 1989, California
Professional Webpage: https://www.hieplerlaw.com/attorney/mark-o-hiepler/
- Pepperdine University School of Law - Now on Board of Visitors.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
- $89.3 million – Riverside Superior Court (record setting bad faith verdict)
- $12.5 million (record setting verdict for a personal injury matter in Ventura County) on behalf of the family of a physician killed while riding his bicycle.
- $6.8 million - Orange County Superior Court on behalf of infant blinded for life (record setting verdict for this type of case)
- $5.9 million in Riverside Superior Court on behalf of client who suffered a spinal cord injury due to a truck accident., 2009
- $1.17 million on first day of trial in Santa Monica on behalf of a scientist injured on the Pacific Coast Highway., 2009
- $1.79 million in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on behalf of a client who suffered injuries due to a truck accident., 2009
- $1.5 million in Ventura County Superior Court on behalf of an injured motorcyclist., 2009
- $1.2 million in Los Angles County in an elder abuse matter., 2009
- Mr. Hiepler regularly serves as a key note speaker at physician, patient and insurance conventions throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Hiepler's publications include "Irreconcilable Differences: Why the Doctor Patient Relationship is Disintegrating at the Hands of Health Maintenance Organizations and Wall Street" published in the Pepperdine Law Review., "Irreconcilable Differences: Why the Doctor Patient Relationship is Disintegrating at the Hands of Health Maintenance Organizations and Wall Street"
- A chapter in “And the Walls Came Tumbling Down - Greatest Closing Arguments Protecting Civil Liberties" featured Mr. Hiepler's closing argument in Fox v. HealthNet where he obtained a record setting $89.3 million bad faith verdict on behalf of his late sister.
Office location for Mark O. Hiepler
1000 Town Center Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036