About Mark Ignacio Law, APC


Your Personal Attorney Serving San Diego And California

Mark John M. Ignacio Esq.

Mark Ignacio attended the University of San Diego (USD), and graduated Magna Cum Laude in just three years with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and with minors in English and philosophy. During his time at USD, Mr. Ignacio served as the Undergraduate Writing Center Coordinator and tutor, in addition to leading various University Ministry activities. By the time he graduated, Mr. Ignacio earned several distinctions including: Honors Program Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board (National College Senior Honors Society), Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society), and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society). Mr. Ignacio then enrolled at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, after receiving an academic scholarship.

However, because of a family illness, Mr. Ignacio returned to San Diego and enrolled at California Western School of Law (CWSL). While at CWSL, Mr. Ignacio served as a legal intern for the Legal Aid Society where he assisted clients with unlawful detainer issues and helped domestic violence victims acquire restraining orders against their aggressors. For his service, the State Bar of California awarded Mr. Ignacio with the Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services.

In addition, Mr. Ignacio served as a legal intern at the Office of Counsel for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), handling complex government acquisitions and contracts matters. Mr. Ignacio graduated from CWSL in the top 25 percent of his class, along with earning an academic excellence award. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Ignacio serves as an officer for his family's residential rental business, serving several rental properties throughout San Diego County. Since he has worked in the residential rental business going back to his teenage years, Mr. Ignacio has acquired a wealth of knowledge about landlord-tenant law and real estate matters.

Mr. Ignacio is a big sports fan, especially baseball, and attends Padres games at Petco Park when he can. He also enjoys traveling, swimming, cooking and photography during his spare time.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • California


California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

  • J.D.
  • Honors: Graduated Top 25%
  • Honors: Academic Excellence Award
  • Honors: Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services
  • Honors: Legal Internship Program at SPAWAR Office of Counsel
  • Honors: Legal Aid Society, Legal Intern

University Of San Diego, San Diego, California

  • B.A. magna cum laude
  • Honors: Program Graduate
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors: Writing Center Tutor and Coordinator
  • Honors: Mortar Board (National College Senior Honors Society)
  • Honors: Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society)
  • Honors: Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society)
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: English
  • Minor: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • The Expert Network – Distinguished Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Distinguished Member for Estate Planning
  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorney of America Member
  • Lead Counsel Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Business Section, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills and Heroes Volunteer Attorney
  • Community Law Project Volunteer Attorney
  • Crawford High School Academy of Law Mentor
  • Saints-OLP Alumni Networking Group, Community Service Coordinator
  • Father’s Joe’s Village

Our Staff

Sophia Gallardo

Sophia is a recent graduate from California Western School of Law (CWSL). In her final semester at CWSL, Sophia externed for Mark and is now a Post-Bar Law Clerk. She has a strong interest in Estate Planning and Probate law. Further, Sophia interned for the Community Law Project (CLP) where she assisted clients in family, criminal, and estate planning matters. For her service, the State Bar of California awarded Sophia the Wiley B. Manual Award for Pro Bono Services.

In addition, Sophia was awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Outstanding Externship Student Award. Sophia was recognized for her leadership qualities and outstanding performance in her externship field placement. Sophia hopes to continue in the field of estate planning and probate law as she has gained invaluable experience this past year.

Sophia is a San Diego native and enjoys being a tourist in her own city! She enjoys many weekends at Coronado Beach and the Little Italy Farmers Market. A fun fact about Sophia is she is an identical twin! She attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with her twin and younger sister.

Francesca Lauta

Francesca is a graduate of University of San Diego Honors Program Class of 2021. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Political Science and Sociology, with an emphasis in Law, Crime, and Justice. Francesca was recognized for her academic success by being awarded the Alcala Scholarship, making top honors for both of her majors, and by being inducted into the Pi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Before pursuing a higher degree, Francesca joined the Mark Ignacio Law team to gain experience in both her professional and personal lives. When she's not at work, she can be found line-dancing, at Yoga Sculpt classes, enjoying movie nights, lounging with her cat, and kickboxing. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with our clients and creating meaningful connections within the community.

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