Guest, Mark Barondess

Guest Name: 
Mark Barondess
Mark A. Barondess
Guest Occupation: 
High Profile Celebrity Attorney, Civil Advocate, Judge Pro Tempore and Neutral Case Evaluator for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia and a Commissioner in Chancery for that Court, Author of "What Were You Thinking???"
Guest Biography: 

Mark A. Barondess is a member of Funk & Bolton, P.A., resident in the Annapolis office and a member of the firm's Local Government Practice Group.

A trial lawyer for roughly 25 years, Mr. Barondess has earned a reputation as one of the most aggressive civil advocates in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. He has tried complex cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. As a defense attorney, Mr. Barondess has a diverse practice, concentrating in the fields of commercial litigation, partnership and contractual rights litigation, fiduciary rights litigation, medical and legal malpractice litigation, real estate and construction litigation, and local government litigation. He also has substantial experience in complex and high-profile domestic relations litigation. Mr. Barondess holds the preeminent "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

For many years, Mr. Barondess has represented the interests of CNN broadcaster Larry King and his affiliated companies as general counsel. Other high-profile clients have included a former Presidential candidate, an Academy Award winning actress, a Grammy Award winner, various sports legends and several Olympic Gold Medalists. Mr. Barondess has also represented members of Congress and senior officials in the Federal Executive Branch of Government.

Mr. Barondess recently represented a major public utility in a complex state court claim brought by a publicly traded company seeking in excess of $500 million in damages. Mr. Barondess also recently defended Academy Award winner Spencer Tracy's daughter in a jury trial resulting in an award of damages of $2 on a claim of over $3 million in damages and further secured for his client the ownership of the actual Oscar statues awarded Spencer Tracy.

Mr. Barondess serves as a Judge Pro Tempore and Neutral Case Evaluator for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, and is a Commissioner in Chancery for that Court. He also has served as a member of the Fifth District Disciplinary Committee of the Virginia State Bar.

Since 1994, Mr. Barondess has served on the Board of Directors of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation. In addition, Mr. Barondess serves as general counsel for the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and as general counsel for and a Member of the Board of Directors of the We are Family Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Ambassadors of The Johns Hopkins Project Restore, and is an active supporter of the Nancy Davis Foundation and The Race to Erase MS.

Mr. Barondess authored the book What were you Thinking?? which provides sound, practical advice on separation and divorce negotiations.