Mark S. Avila

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Woodland Hills, California

Avila & Shaddow
Mark S. Avila
Avila & Shaddow

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1993

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2023

Avila & Shaddow

21800 Oxnard St
Suite 1195
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Visit website


A dedicated and zealous attorney, Mark S. Avila assists his clients in matters involving business, employment and personal injury litigation, through the firm in Woodland Hills, Avila & Shaddow Attorneys at Law in California. Practicing law in the state for the past three decades, he provides quality legal counsel and represents the people residing throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.

Mr. Avila is an alumnus of the University of California and graduated in 1989, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government. He enrolled in the Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University and received his Juris Doctor in 1993.

With extensive experience in representing both employees and employers, Mr. Avila has immense knowledge and a unique perspective and understanding of the options that both parties have. Whether it’s an employee facing discrimination in the workplace, or an employer being accused of certain wrongdoing, he always strives to think outside the box and devise a realistic legal solution for his clients.

Known for going the extra mile for his clients, Mr. Avila proactively works with them to narrate their stories to the juror and protect their rights. He is endorsed by several peers and previous clients and holds the highest rating on Avvo, "Superb." He is rated Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell. 

Mr. Avila holds memberships in several professional organizations, such as the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employer, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 70% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Narvaez v. Diamond Contract Services, 2006 WL 847219, 2006
  • Canales v. Performance Team Triangle West, 2003 WL 361242, 2003 
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • House Rules: The Standards in Landlord Harassment Cases, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 8, 1997 
Educational Background:
  • University of California, B.A., 1989
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1993
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association 
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995 

Office location for Mark S. Avila

21800 Oxnard St
Suite 1195
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-227-8610


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2023

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