Attorney Profile:

Mark J. Caruso

Mark J. Caruso: Attorney with Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

Biography

For me, representing the rights of victims is more than a career-it's a personal mission. I graduated with honors from Pepperdine University in 1979 and with honors from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1982. I was a member of the Honor Board at Pepperdine University School of Law. I am licensed in all the courts of California and New Mexico. Early in my career I worked with the Federal Trade Commission in Los Angeles and as a lobbyist. For several years I represented large corporations and insurance companies handling auto accident and products liabilities claims. From 1991 until 1995 I served as an elected State Representative in the New Mexico House of Representatives. I have represented and continue to represent victims of auto accidents, premises liability, medical/dental/legal malpractice, breast implants, diet drugs (fen-phen and Redux) and Vioxx. I have regularly appeared in the news media to speak on auto accidents, diet drugs and breast implants. College of Trial Advocacy, ATLA (1988).

Areas of Practice (28)

  • Personal Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Bodily Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Semi Truck Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Professional Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Class Actions
  • Slip and Fall
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-633-6264  Phone
(505) 883-5012  Fax
www.carusolaw.com
University Attended:
Pepperdine University, BS, Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 1979
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, Cum Laude, Honors Board, 1982
Admission:
1982, California; 1983, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1987, New Mexico and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of California; 1988, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
State Bar of New Mexico; State Bar of California; New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Million Dolllar Advocates Forum
Languages:
English and Spanish
ISLN:
908498480

Peer Reviews

  • 4.2/5.0 9 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/06/13 in Personal Injury

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/27/13 in Personal Injury

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/27/13 in Personal Injury

    The greatest. Read more

    The greatest.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 04/26/13 in Bodily Injury

    He is candid with his clients, makes realistic evaluations of the pros and cons of his case and is pleasant to opposing counsel and the court. Read more

    He is candid with his clients, makes realistic evaluations of the pros and cons of his case and is pleasant to opposing counsel and the court.

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 04/21/13 in Personal Injury

    Very effective lawyer. Read more

    Very effective lawyer.

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 04/20/13 in Personal Injury

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Judge on 05/03/13 in Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/27/13 in Personal Injury

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  • 1.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/13 in Plaintiffs Personal Injury

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  • 4.2/5.0 5 reviews
  • 80% client recommended 4 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/25/14

    Thought that this law firm did a really good job getting me money from the insurance for the motorcycle wreck. Liked that I didn't get billed but only paid a percentage... Read more

    Thought that this law firm did a really good job getting me money from the insurance for the motorcycle wreck. Liked that I didn't get billed but only paid a percentage of the settlement at the end. Also, Caruso discounted the fee to 29% to get me more money. Liked these guys alot. Recommend them.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 03/25/13

    Great job on helping me on my accident. Reduced the fee to 29% so I could put more money in my pocket. Former insurance company attorney so he knew the adjuster's trick... Read more

    Great job on helping me on my accident. Reduced the fee to 29% so I could put more money in my pocket. Former insurance company attorney so he knew the adjuster's tricks. Got me really good settlement. Were able to get good discounts from all doctors who I owed money to. Highly recommend Caruso Law Offices.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/07/13

    I highly recommend the Caruso Law Firm. I hired the firm after a car accident where I was injured. The adjuster was giving me problems. Caruso straightened out my car rep... Read more

    I highly recommend the Caruso Law Firm. I hired the firm after a car accident where I was injured. The adjuster was giving me problems. Caruso straightened out my car repairs and worked with my doctors and therapists. Then he got me a good settlement that paid the doctors, the lawyers and me. Communications with the law firm were excellent. Also, they gave me a 29% attorney fee. (Another lawyer I talked to wanted much more.)

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 07/18/10

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  • 1.0/5.0 on 12/06/15

    This is a factory law office. The employees do all the work. The only thing that Caruso does is meet with potential clients and sign them on as clients. There is no profe... Read more

    This is a factory law office. The employees do all the work. The only thing that Caruso does is meet with potential clients and sign them on as clients. There is no professional representation here at this office. It's all about the attorneys fees and how much Caruso gets in his pocket. Please do not be fooled....

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