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Mark A. Vickness

is a Lawyer in Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA

Phone 510-452-0400

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Areas of Law


  • Workers Compensation
  • Employment Law

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 715
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone 510-452-0400
Fax: 510-452-0450
Website www.russolawfirm.com

Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1997, California
EducationClark University, B.A.; Calfiornia Institute of The Arts, M.F.A.; Golden Gate University, J.D.
Birth Information1956
PublicationsThe Hypocrisy of Apportionment In Workers' Compensation, February 2009

The State of Workers' Compensation in 2006
Additional Bio DetailsThe Russo Law Firm is one of the leading firms in Northern California representing plaintiffs in workers' compensation, personal injury, wrongful death, social security disability, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and retirement cases.

Founded by Frank D. Russo, the firm is dedicated to advocating on behalf of injured workers statewide, and providing the highest quality representation up to and including trials and appeals. Our small firm of three attorneys and other support staff strives to maintain a high level of personal service for our clients - something that is often times difficult for larger firms handling many more cases.

Mr. Vickness is responsible for overseeing all of the firm's operations. He is a certified specialist in workers' compensation law and has served as a judge pro tem at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Mr. Vickness is also experienced in social security disability and retirement law. He has substantial experience representing public safety employees.

Prior to practicing in the field of workers' compensation, Mr. Vickness litigated employment discrimination, wrongful termination and personal injury cases. He obtained a B.A. from Clark University (Phi Beta Kappa), a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. He has published on the law of sexual harassment (Oppenheimer, Vickness, Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors, California Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Spring 1997) and has obtained a precedent setting published decision from the California Court of Appeal in William Smith v. WCAB.

Mr. Vickness has been a guest speaker at numerous seminars and conferences including moderating a panel on discovery in workers' compensation at the semi-annual California Applicant's Attorney's Association Convention (Monterey, CA), training physicians in how to become agreed medical examiners (Oakland, CA), and participating as a featured speaker in a program on ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation in California (Oakland, CA).

Office Information

Mark A. Vickness
1939 Harrison Street, Suite 715
Oakland, CA 94612