Mark L. Kiefer

Special Counsel P: 818 243 5200
F: 818 243 5266

Mark Kiefer is Special Counsel at Bradley, Gmelich + Wellerstein LLP. His practice focuses primarily on defending medical, legal and other professionals in malpractice litigation. His experience in the healthcare industry also includes skilled nursing facilities, home health care, detox centers, emergency medical transport and sexual misconduct matters.

Mark also has experience in premises liability, construction accidents, construction defects, toxic/environmental torts, products liability, transportation/trucking cases, business litigation and a wide range of general civil liability matters. He has handled catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims involving significant exposures. Mark has trial experience and has both published and unpublished cases at the appellate and California Supreme Court level, including the landmark decision in Wilson v. Parker, Covert & Chidester (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 811, a case that is frequently cited in this area of the law. He is involved as a pro bono arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts.

Prior to joining BG+W, Mark was the Co-Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of a statewide litigation firm. He served on the firm’s Board of Directors and was Co-Chair of the Firm’s Healthcare practice group. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
  • Member, Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM)


  • University of Santa Clara School of Law, JD, 1984
  • University of California Los Angeles, BA, magna cum laude, 1981


  • State Bar of California 


  • Supreme Court of California 
  • United States District Court for the Central District
  • United States District Court for the Northern District