Marcus McCutcheon

Associate

Costa Mesa
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Overview

Marcus McCutcheon focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and has significant experience litigating complex business, consumer warranty, product/technology, insurance coverage, construction defect, and employment matters in both federal and state courts. He also works with manufacturers in the automotive industry in regulating the relationship between the manufacturers and their franchise dealers and representing manufacturers in consumer warranty matters. He treats the client-attorney relationship as a partnership, using a practical and creative approach to achieve his clients’ goals.

Marcus is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Select Experience

  • Defended multiple multinational automobile manufacturers in numerous consumer warranty matters.
  • Member of team representing a multinational fitness equipment manufacturer in a product liability matter.
  • Represented a global, integrated healthcare services and products company in litigation involving claims brought by an employee who was injured while operating equipment in a company warehouse.
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Experience

  • Defended multiple multinational automobile manufacturers in numerous consumer warranty matters.
  • Member of team representing a multinational fitness equipment manufacturer in a product liability matter.
  • Represented a global, integrated healthcare services and products company in litigation involving claims brought by an employee who was injured while operating equipment in a company warehouse.
  • Defended a luxury shoe wear and streetwear apparel retailer in litigation alleging fraud against the retailer. Obtained voluntary dissolution of a preliminary injunction previously issued against the retailer and voluntary dismissal of the complaint.
  • Represented an aerospace components manufacturer in defending and counterclaiming against another industry manufacturer in breach of contract litigation.
  • Part of team defending a large manufacturer in a wage and hour employment class action, as well as in federal court litigation against its insurer, which initially refused to pay for the manufacturer’s defense in the underlying class action. The manufacturer reached a favorable settlement with its insurer following a successful motion for partial summary judgment.
  • Represented a global operator of airport concessions in construction defect litigation involving numerous facilities in one of the United States’ busiest airports. Assisted with the litigation and resolution of claims against dozens of contractors and/or their bond providers and ultimately recovered a high percentage of the funds at issue to complete the construction.
  • Assisted in construction development litigation representing a real estate developer that was sued by a large public hospital district in federal court.
  • Assisted in construction development litigation representing a large multinational medical hardware manufacturer in a suit over a real estate development.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity, Pathfinder Program (2016)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association: Former Young Lawyers Division Community Outreach Committee Chair
  • Orange County Celtic Bar Association: Trustee
  • Orange County Thurgood Marshall Bar Association
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented an elderly World War II veteran plaintiff in elder abuse litigation. Obtained a favorable settlement for plaintiff on the morning of trial.
  • Defended a single mother of four in collections litigation, vacating plaintiff's default judgment and obtaining a favorable settlement for defendant.

Prior Positions

  • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society: Treasurer

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California, 2011

Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2011
  • B.A., Political Science and Cultural & Social Anthropology, Stanford University, 2007