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Member Profile: Mark S. Ashworth

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Ashworth - ADR Solutions
1301 Dove Street, Suite 900
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Tel: (949) 752-9401
Fax: (949) 752-9403

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


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Mark S. Ashworth has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Mr. Ashworth was a founding member of Smith & Ashworth. Thereafter, Mr. Ashworth organized the firm of Ashworth, Hayes & Moran, LLP. In 2006, the firm became known as Ashworth & Ashworth, LLP when Mr. Ashworth's daughter, Carissa Ashworth-Johnson became a partner.

Mr. Ashworth has arbitrated, mediated or litigated through trial more than four thousand cases during the past thirty years. More particularly, he has taken 41 jury trials to verdict. He acts as a Judge Pro Tem and panel Mediator for the Superior Court of California. He now devotes most of his time to mediation and ADR Solutions, his ADR office in Newport Beach, California.


  • Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Science, 1972);
  • Western State College of Law, Fullerton (JD, 1978)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Superior Court ADR Panel, 1988 - present.
  • Judge Pro Tem, referee and mediator for the Superior Court, 1992 - present over 200 cases.
  • Orange County Bar Association;
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association;
  • State Bar of California (Litigation Section)
  • Orange County Superior Court Mediation Panel
  • American Bar Association Mediation Section
  • Straus Mediation Institute Graduate
  • Who's Who in California, 1986


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Mark S. Ashworth is a member of our CA chapter, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California's premier roster of preeminent mediators and arbitrators. The CADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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