A graduate of Occidental College and the University of Southern California Law School, Mark Flewelling, has represented financial institutions, businesses and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of litigation for nearly 35 years.
Mark’s banking practice includes consumer class actions, lender liability disputes, negotiable instruments cases, and commercial lending matters.
His business litigation practice includes disputes over real property purchases and financing, investment fraud, and import/export transactions.
Mark is currently defending consumer class actions in Maine, Florida, Washington and California.
Since 2008, Mark has overseen AFRCT’s defense of more than 2000 lender liability cases filed in state and federal courts throughout California.
AFRCT’s successful track record includes dismissals of the vast majority of these cases in less than six months.
Of the several cases that have been tried, all have resulted in judgments for the lender.
One of these cases became a key victory for national banks when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that national banks are citizens only of the state where they have designated their main office.
Business and Real Estate Litigation.
Paired with AFRCT’s Bob Bailey, Mark recently tried and won an unusual lawsuit involving a contract to exchange two starkly different properties – – vacant land in Tehran, Iran for a duplex near Disneyland.
Mark defended an importer sued by a freight forwarder over disputed shipments from China.
The court granted the importer’s summary judgment motion and later granted the importer’s motion for attorney’s fees against the freight forwarder.
The decision was upheld in an unpublished opinion issued by the Second District Court of Appeal.
Married with three adult children and one grandchild, Mark enjoys fly fishing, golf, and tennis in his spare time.
Devoted to community service, Mark has served as a mayor and councilman for a nearby city as well as a trustee of three school boards.