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Jesse D. Marr is of counsel in the Firm's Los Angeles office. Mr. Marr defends clients in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits and class actions, as well as in labor and employment and products liability matters. He specializes in representing transportation companies, retailers, and cemeteries and funeral homes.

Mr. Marr is a skilled trial lawyer who has obtained successful verdicts for his clients in courts throughout California.

In 2007, Mr. Marr obtained a 12-0 defense verdict in a case involving an auto versus pedestrian accident in which the plaintiff pedestrian suffered two broken legs and a fractured eye socket.

In 2008, Mr. Marr tried five cases to verdict and the jury in each case returned a defense verdict.

Mr. Marr’s defense verdict in 2011 in the first expedited jury trial in Riverside County history was profiled in the Daily Journal and Verdict.

In a 2013 case in which Mr. Marr’s client admitted liability and the plaintiff sought $2 million for an alleged traumatic brain injury and neck and back injuries which allegedly required surgery, Mr. Marr convinced a jury to award the plaintiff only $8,000.

In 2016, Mr. Marr and partner Geoffrey Brethen convinced a Fresno jury to return a defense verdict in favor of Big 5 Sporting Goods despite plaintiff’s multiple surgeries and claim of more than $1.8 million in damages.

In an April 2017 trial involving an allegation of discrimination by MPG client Los Angeles Community College District, Mr. Marr obtained a judgment in favor of the District.

In a May 2017 trial involving a suit by MPG client Big 5 Sporting Goods against a product supplier who had refused to defend Big 5 in an underlying products liability matter, Mr. Marr obtained a $295,000 judgment against the supplier. Big 5 paid nothing to the plaintiff in the products liability matter.

Mr. Marr has also successfully represented clients in administrative hearings, private arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.


Mr. Marr is frequently asked to speak on topics relating to labor and employment and civil trial practice. While a student at the University of Maryland, he served as an intern at the White House Office of Public Liaison.

In addition, Mr. Marr is involved in the following community activities:

  • Leadership Long Beach, Class of 2007
  • Alpert Jewish Community Center, Member from 2006 to Present
  • Grand Cru Wine Competition to Benefit the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Board of Directors, 2010-2012
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School Parent Teacher Association
  • Shore Aquatics, Member
  • Beach Swim Club, Member

Admissions & Associations

State Bar of California

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Long Beach Bar Association, Member, Scholarship Chairman 2006-2009

Practice Groups

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

University of Maryland, B.A.
Government & Politics

Awards & Recognitions