Mark D. Bratt

Mark D. Bratt

Associate Attorney
Los Angeles, California

Mark D. Bratt brings to his work at Weitz & Luxenberg the kind of zeal and compassion clients expect from an advocate-litigator focused on obtaining justice for the victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer.

Prior to joining our California office in 2015, Mr. Bratt served as asbestos-practice managing attorney for The Lanier Law Firm in Los Angeles. His role there included serving as a first-chair trial attorney and lead-negotiator of settlements. In total, his efforts there and, earlier, at the El Segundo, California, law firm of Waters, Kraus & Paul resulted in significant recovery for his clients.

Here at Weitz & Luxenberg, Mr. Bratt's practice of law focuses on trial work and strategic workup of cases. He is particularly adept at uncovering unique exposures to asbestos, preparing clients for deposition, obtaining valuable but often difficult-to-develop evidence, aggressively cross-examining corporate witnesses, and presenting the strongest expert witnesses for trial.

Clients with whom he works hail from diverse occupations, chiefly U.S. Navy veterans, shipyard workers, underground water and sewer pipe installers, maintenance workers in industrial power plants, longshoremen and marine dock clerks, smokers of asbestos-filtered cigarettes, and persons working with asbestos-laced building products and automotive parts.

The Vancouver, Washington, native began the practice of law in 2006 after obtaining a law degree from Pepperdine University, where he achieved high grades and served on the school's law review. Mr. Bratt obtained a bachelor's degree from New York University in 2002.

During his law career, Mr. Bratt has garnered considerable recognition. In 2014, the National Trial Lawyers ranked him among the country's Top 100 trial lawyers and listed him as one of the Top 40 Under 40 attorneys. In 2015, Super Lawyer magazine named him a Southern California Rising Star and placed him on its list of Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys of Southern California.

Mr. Bratt and his wife enjoy travel, sports events, live music, cooking and fine dining.

Areas of Practice

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi (2004- 2006)
    • Law Review: Pepperdine University Law Review, 2004 - 2006
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: University Honor's Scholar (2000-2002)


  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference, San Francisco (co-moderator, judges’ panel, California asbestos litigation)
  • Harris Martin Associates and Paralegals Seminar, Los Angeles (case workup issues)

Honors and Awards

  • Country’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers
  • Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys of Southern California, Super Lawyer Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • The Lanier Law Firm, Managing Attorney
  • Waters, Kraus & Paul


  • English