The Ankcorn Law Firm specializes in representing consumers in class actions involving financial fraud, dangerous products, invasions of privacy, and civil rights violations. Our firm regularly faces off against pre-eminent defense attorneys across the country and has notched more than $210 million in settlements on behalf of more than 50 million consumers over the past year.
We frequently work as co-counsel with leading law firms across the nation on a variety of matters. We are always happy to team up with other attorneys with complementary skills and experience.
About Mark Ankcorn
Mark Ankcorn was raised in Fresno, California and competed in speech and debate in high school, getting his first taste of arguing in a competitive setting while wearing a suit and tie. He liked it so much he went to the University of Redlands with the intention of continuing on the college circuit for one of the nation's premiere debate programs. Instead, he lettered in football and basketball and worked closely with professors in the Government department on an exhaustive study of the Supreme Court, winning the Robert L. Morlan award for distinguished research in constitutional law. He graduated cum laude in 1990 and went on to study at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.
In law school, Mark won the school's moot court competition and was an editor of the Pacific Law Journal, in addition to several book awards including Antitrust, Remedies, and Constitutional Law. He was a research assistant to Prof. Lawrence Levine and Prof. Brian Landsberg.
After graduation and passing the California Bar Exam in 1993, Mark Ankcorn was appointed as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County. He was told that he was the youngest Deputy DA ever in California history, which is both very impressive sounding and virtually impossible to disprove. He prosecuted Orange County's first internet crime, handled multiple co-defendant gang cases, and was first chair in more than seventy trials. For his exceptional work on his very first jury trial, he was given the Outstanding Prosecutor Award by his colleagues at the OCDA.
Mark entered the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 1997 and was ordained as a rabbi in 2002, while practicing law as a court-appointed appellate defender in serious felony cases. After ordination, he was named the 26th Rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zedek on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the third-oldest synagogue in New York City. He also served as a pulpit rabbi in Orlando, Florida before returning to California in 2008 to resume his legal career.
Mark's knowledge of finance, regulatory compliance, and risk exposure is unmatched in the plaintiff's bar. He has extensive experience with bankruptcy and consumer protection law, including financial fraud and complex business disputes. He served as a Trustee of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum from 2011 to 2014.