Mark R. VonderHaar Esq.


University of Minnesota

School of Law (JD 1988)

Uppsala Univeritet Law

Fakulten, Sweden (1987)

University of Minnesota

(BA, 1984)

BAR Admissions



Court Admissions 

U.S. District Court, Central

District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern

District of California

U.S District Court, Southern

District of California

California State Courts


Claims and Litigation

Management Alliance,

National Co-Chair Diversity

and Inclusion Committee

American Bar Association,

Cybersecurity and Date


General Committee Vice-

Chair (2017-2018)

Urban Land Institute, San

Diego Tijuana Co-Chair

Local Program Committee

San Diego Bar Association 


Harvard Law PI Mediation


Martindale Hubbell AV

Preeminent Rated

Certified Litigation

Management Professional,

Claims & Litigation

Management Alliance

Williams Scholar, University

of Minnesota


Monitor emerging legal and department of insurance for National Captive insurer operating across the U.S.

Insurance insolvency, advice concerning insurance regulatory actions, conservancy, rehabilitation, liquidation and proof of claim processes

Draft insurance regulatory forms for national clients operating throughout the U.S.

Health Care Risk Retention Group coverage and continuous collaboration with co-counsel

Off-shore insurer jurisdictional and solvency issues

Cyber-security author, presenter and provide continuous best practices to avoid or limit a breach

Manuscript policy form analysis for high wealth individuals, review of market availability with international insurance professionals

Provide risk management protocols that avoid authorized and unauthorized injudiciousness 

Loss portfolio crisis management for national food provider

Representation of national insurers, western region, minimizing the number of claims and protracted litigation while maintaining favorable loss ratios

Represents Western U.S. Region builders and contractors in all aspects of construction-related contract drafting, claims and litigation

Selected Mediator for construction and insurance matters in Nevada

Licensed California Department of Insurance Continuing Education provider since 2014

Designed and managed Alternative Fee Programs for California builders and contractors allowing them greater flexibility and reduction in allocated loss expense

Non-profit Board, General Counsel, President, Mama's Kitchen, San Diego