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3450 Fourteenth Street
Suite 420
Riverside, CA 92501

951-683-1144 fax


  • Whittier Law School (Juris Doctor, CALI Award for Excellence, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, 2002)
  • California State University, Long Beach (Bachelor of Science, Outstanding Graduating Engineer, 1995, 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Supreme Court

Mark W. Thompson


Practice Areas

Mark W. Thompson is a partner in the Riverside office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, primarily representing public school districts and Boards of Education in the areas of general education law, governance matters including the Brown Act and Public Records Act, certificated and classified employee discipline and reductions in force, harassment and discrimination complaints, grievances, collective bargaining and contract administration.  He represents districts before PERB, OCR, DFEH, EEOC and OAH, and in state and federal courts.  He also advises on copyright, trademark, licensing and other intellectual property matters.

Mr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from California State University, Long Beach, where he was named Outstanding Graduating Engineer.  He received his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School, where he was a member of the Whittier Law Review and received a CALI Award for Excellence in Trademarks and Unfair Competition.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Thompson presents at workshops and conferences on various subjects in education, employment and labor, governance, and copyright law, and is a trainer for AB 1825 sexual harassment avoidance and in the FRISK® Documentation Model.  He is a frequent contributor to firm publications and is a featured presenter for the Inland Personnel Council.




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