MArk c. davis


Address 275 Battery Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone 415.288.9800
Fax 415.288.9801
Asbestos Fax 415.288.9802
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Practice Areas

Toxic Tort Litigation

Asbestos Litigation

General Civil Litigation


Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D.

New College of Florida, B.A.

University of California Berkeley, M.S., M.B.A.

Bar Admissions

Northern District of Ca 1993

Mr. Davis is an associate in Hassard Bonnington's San Francisco offices where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, specializing in defending manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in toxic tort, product liability, and premises liablity cases. Mr. Davis has actively participated in all stages of trial in such litigation and has considerable experience with law and motion practice and both expert and party witness depositions.

Mr. Davis served as a Judicial Extern to Judge Robert F. Peckham of the U.S. Ditrict Court, Northern District of California in 1992.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Davis worked as both a Manager and an Engineering Manager with various telecommunications firms. He later worked for a large national consulting firm providing advisory services to companies within the telecommunications industry.

Trial Experience

Dix v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Los Angeles, California, 2010, (2nd chair). This was a wrongful death mesothelioma case. Mr. Davis served as 2nd chair counsel at trial, participating in examination of expert economists and arguing motions in limine.

Williams v. John Crane Inc., Los Angeles, California, 2004, (2nd chair). This preference trial involved a 60-year-old shipfitter who had developed mesothelioma. Mr. Davis argued multiple motions in limine and pre-trial matters, along with a successful nonsuit against plaintiff.

Cregut v. John Crane Inc., San Francisco, California, 2004, (2nd chair). This preference trial involved a 66-year-old retired boilermaker with significant gasket and packing exposure. As 2nd chair, Mr. Davis took part in several phases of the voir dire and motions in limine process. The defendant was dismissed from the action prior to verdict in this matter without any settlement contribution.

Cullen v. Honeywell International Inc., San Francisco, California, 2001, (2nd chair). This was a personal injury mesothelioma case with preferential trial date for a 67-year-old machinist. Mr. Davis served as associate counsel during the trial process. The case reached a favorable resolution for the client during trial.