Public Agency Attorney
Mark Velasquez’s focus is on representing government entities. Mr. Velasquez has practiced before numerous superior courts, bankruptcy court, juvenile dependency court, and administrative bodies. Mr. Velasquez has represented government entities, business and individuals on matters ranging from wrongful discharge to fraudulent transfer of property. Mr. Velasquez also severs as general counsel to over seventy government entities. Mr. Velasquez was the principal of his own law firm in San Diego which focused on employment, business, and aviation law prior to moving back to Sacramento.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Velasquez was a commercial airline pilot for American Eagle Airlines flying international routes throughout the Caribbean islands, and within the Southwest United States. He was a Captain for AirNet Express flying express mail and hazardous materials, and a flight instructor in San Diego. He has over 3,500 hours of flight time in a variety of aircraft ranging from single engine trainers to multiengine turboprop aircraft. You can still find Mr. Velasquez providing flight instruction in his spare time at Sacramento Executive Airport.
Mr. Velasquez received his law degree from Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2006. While at McGeorge, he was an ABA student member, a Student Ambassador, a Saint Hope high school mentor, on the Client Interviewing and Counseling Competition Team, and President of the Ski and Snowboard Club. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University, Cook College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While at Rutgers University, Mr. Velasquez was an active member and officer of the Outdoors Club leading students on outdoor expeditions. Mr. Velasquez graduated from the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and received an appointment to the Air Force Academy in 1991.
Mr. Velasquez is a past Director for the Sacramento County Bar Association, and is their Golf Committee Co-Chair. Previously, Mr. Velasquez was the San Diego County Bar Association’s Sports Committee Chair, and NLD Board Member. Mr. Velasquez is also a Past President for the Rutgers Club of San Diego, a chartered alumni group of Rutgers University. Mr. Velasquez has coached numerous high school mock trial teams, and been a high school mentor.