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For the past twenty years, Kermit Marsh has successfully represented clients with professionalism, thoroughness and integrity. Mr. Marsh maintains an eye for detail, while at the same time never losing sight of the big picture. Every case is different, but the goal is always the same: to address the individual needs and goals of each client.
Completing dual majors in Economics and in History, Mr. Marsh received his Bachelors Degree (AB) from Stanford University in 1987. In 1990, Mr. Marsh received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD) from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Marsh is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies. In law school, Mr. Marsh served as an Appellate Advocacy Advisor, as a Moot Court Instructor, and as a Director on the Moot Court Board. He is the recipient of a Moot Court Oralist Commendation.
Mr. Marsh’s business litigation practice covers a diverse range of matters. A partial list would include commercial contract disputes, real estate, labor and employment, healthcare, environmental, insurance bad faith, unfair competition, eminent domain, administrative law, commercial leasing, complex tort, Civil RICO and false claims.

In addition to representing clients in the Superior Courts throughout the State of California , Mr. Marsh also has extensive experience representing clients in the federal courts. Mr. Marsh is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for both the Central District of California and

the Northern District of California, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Marsh has also represented clients on a pro hac vice basis before the United States District Courts for Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.

Business litigation today offers a variety of legal venues beyond the standard state and federal courts. Mr. Marsh’s broad experience includes representation of clients before a variety of other legal forums, including: the California Medical Board, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the California State Board of Equalization, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

For nearly a decade, Mr. Marsh served as Defendants’ Liaison Counsel in the California Judicial Council Coordinated Fertility Litigation. This action arose out of the discovery by UCI Medical Center of misappropriation of human eggs and embryos at the Center for Reproductive Health and the efforts of the Regents of the University of California and of individual plaintiffs to obtain compensation and closure for the families affected. The Coordinated Fertility Litigation involved more than 150 separate lawsuits.

Mr. Marsh’s legal accomplishments include the successful appellate representation of the City of Newport Beach and its Police Department in Teter v. City of Newport Beach. In Teter, the City of Newport Beach retained Mr. Marsh to petition the California Supreme Court after both the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal ruled against the City. Mr. Marsh successfully petitioned for review of the appellate decision and persuaded the California Supreme Court to overturn the decision below. As a result of Mr. Marsh’s efforts, the California Supreme Court restored full immunity for law enforcement and the taxpayers for injuries to and by prisoners in local jail facilities, protecting taxpayers from millions of dollars in potential future claims. He was also successful in persuading the California Supreme Court to overturn the anti-law enforcement decision in Meyer v. City of Oakland, which had been used as precedent to ignore the unambiguous immunities provided for law enforcement and improperly substituted the judgment of appellate justices for that of the legislature. Teter v. City of Newport Beach is published at 30 Cal.4th 446.

Most matters will be of shorter duration than the California Judicial Council Coordinated Fertility Litigation, and few cases will lead to published California Supreme Court decisions, such as Teter v. City of Newport Beach. Nonetheless, each case has its own unique risks and opportunities, through which Mr. Marsh helps to guide the client. In recognition of his accomplishments, the Journal of Law and Politics and Los Angeles Magazine have honored Kermit Marsh as a Southern California SuperLawyer.

Mr. Marsh is an Orange County native. He graduated from Westminster High School as Valedictorian in 1983, before attending Stanford University as a National Merit Scholar. For ten years, he served as a Westminster City Councilman. He has served for the past eight years on the Governing Board of Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, including three years as Chairman of the Governing Board.

Active in the Boy Scouts of America, Mr. Marsh has served as District Chairman of the Orange Frontier District, on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Council, and as a Cubmaster of a Pack of Cub Scouts and Webelos. He is a former President of the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster, a Life Member of the Westminster Historical Society, and a former Chaplain of the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (The Knights Templar).


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Fountain Valley, CA 92708


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