Mark Flemming started his career as a trial attorney at Federal Defenders of San Diego in 1993, the only federal defender office in the country that recruits attorneys directly from law school. After honing his trial and appellate skills there for five years, Mark returned to his home state of New York to try cases in Manhattan.
In 2000, Mr. Flemming was recruited back to Federal Defenders of San Diego, where he supervised a ten-lawyer team. In 2004, Mr. Flemming started his own practice devoted to complex civil and criminal federal litigation. Mark is actively involved in the legal community. He frequently is invited to lecture at advanced trial skills seminars. Every year since 2008, his peers have recognized him as being in the top 5% of San Diego lawyers, as reflected in his annual selection in Super Lawyers of San Diego. Each year since 2019 (pg.31), Mr. Flemming has been featured in Best Lawyers in Southern California Magazine.
Mr. Flemming is of counsel to Singleton Schreiber and primarily litigates the civil rights cases for the firm. Mr. Flemming will use his decades of successful trial experience to help the firm’s clients maximize recovery and rebuild their lives.
In February 2020, after a seven-month RICO murder trial, the jury acquitted Mr. Flemming’s client, Albert Lopez, who was the International President of the Vagos Motorcycle Club, of all charges against him.
In March 2022, a San Diego jury returned a verdict of 85 million dollars against the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for the wrongful death of a young man named Lucky Phounsy. Mr. Flemming and Tim Scott of McKenzie Scott were the trial attorneys for the Phounsy family. It is the largest civil rights wrongful death verdict in history.
*Mark Fleming, walks with Albert Lopez outside the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, following opening statements.
Mr. Fleming was also recognized for obtaining one of the Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2022, for the results acheived in the Estate of Phounsy v. County of San Diego, et al. from TopVerdicts.com.
United States v. Barry Mills, Mark represented the lead defendant in the largest RICO death penalty case ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice, culminating in a 10-month trial.