Since 1993, Mark N. Todzo has devoted his practice of law to the representation of plaintiffs in consumer and environmental protection litigation. In that time, he has represented aggrieved individuals, nonprofit organizations and public entities in litigation that has curbed abusive and illegal corporate practices. Mr. Todzo’s varied work has, among other things, helped to remove toxic chemicals from the environment, increased staffing in nursing homes, reformed deceptive advertising practices and recovered millions of dollars for the benefit of consumers. Mr. Todzo has argued cases in state and federal trial courts as well as courts of appeal and the California Supreme Court.
Mr. Todzo has focused much of his legal practice on eliminating and reducing the emission of toxic chemicals and individuals’ exposure to such chemicals. He has been a tireless advocate in cases seeking to remove lead from a host of children’s products and the environment and served as lead counsel in a case that resulted in the removal of over 500,000 pounds of lead per year from California roadways.
Mr. Todzo has served as class counsel in numerous class action lawsuits as well as liaison counsel in complex coordinated actions. He and has represented classes of individuals in a variety of different cases including a class of purchasers of fake organic products sold by Hain Celestial, a class of Comcast subscribers who were blocked from using peer-to-peer file sharing programs in breach of their contracts and classes of nursing home residents who were denied access to sufficient nursing staff.
Mr. Todzo is presently currently working on cases seeking to reduce emissions of hexavalent chromium in Paramount, California and styrene from factories throughout southern California. He is also playing a leadership role in the litigation against Southern California Gas Company relating to the 2015 methane gas blowout in Aliso Canyon.
Mr. Todzo joined the Lexington Law Group, LLP in 1998 and is a principal of the firm. Mr. Todzo received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1993 and received an A.B. from Duke University in 1986. In addition to the practice of law, Mark enjoys running, biking and participating and coaching team sports.
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