Marlene K. Flores is an attorney at the firm’s Orange County office. Her practice focuses on general liability and professional liability, with an emphasis on the representation of public entities and design professionals. Ms. Flores has represented a number of public entities, design professionals, and lawyers in a variety of civil litigation matters throughout Southern California. She has defended against alleged negligence, breach of contract, police excessive force, and dangerous condition allegations, and works with her clients to creatively find ways to limit litigation exposure.
Ms. Flores enjoys zealously and aggressively advocating for her clients and has mediated several cases in addition to negotiating several dismissals and nominal settlements for her clients.
Ms. Flores is an active member of the American Institute of Architects Orange County (“AIA-OC”) and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”), and regularly attends American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”) events.
Ms. Flores obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications- Public Relations, with a minor in Political Science from California State University-Fullerton in 2011. She attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California and dedicated her educational experience to gaining advocacy and courtroom skills that would serve her in a civil litigation and jury trial career, including serving as a Note and Comment Editor on the Entertainment Law Review and participating in the Hobbs Trial Advocacy Practicum. Her experience in the Hobbs Trial Advocacy Practicum placed her directly in a courtroom as a student certified law clerk conducting felony preliminary hearings for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Following her graduation from law school in 2014, Ms. Flores was one of fourteen recent graduates selected to participate in the prestigious Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) Fellowship Program, which provided her an unparalleled look into civil litigation from the various perspectives of those on both the plaintiff and defense side as well as the bench. She applies this experience in her negotiations and relations with plaintiffs and co-defendants, and in her courtroom advocacy.
- State Bar of California
- Orange County Bar Association
- American Bar Association