Mark Berry is a highly sought after trial lawyer focusing his practice on defense of complex cases, including product liability and product-related class actions, primarily for motor vehicle and component manufacturers. Since joining Bowman and Brooke, Mark has had over 30 jury trials, many of them involving rollover crashes and catastrophic injuries. He has tried product liability cases for companies including Ford, GM, Isuzu, Kia, Nissan and Toyota, in Alaska, California, Idaho, Missouri, New York, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. He is national coordinating counsel for rollover cases for one motor vehicle manufacturer, and directs a national discovery counsel program for another. He has extensive experience defending complex matters, including class actions involving product claims. Mark was co-counsel in Uno v. Toyota, the first "bellwether" unintended acceleration trial in the California coordinated proceedings that resulted in a defense verdict in 2013, and was on the trial team for the Zavala v. Takata unfair competition class action, tried to a defense verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2009.
Mark opened the firm's Los Angeles office in 1991. Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Mark served as Associate General Counsel at Honda North America, Inc., where he was responsible for the supervision of all Honda product liability litigation in the United States. Before joining Honda, Mark was General Counsel at Bridgestone Tire Company of America, Inc., where he was responsible for the company's legal affairs on a national basis. He was elected a Firm Managing Partner in 2002 and served as the firm's Vice Chair from 2008 until 2014.
He is a sustaining member of the prestigious Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC).