Mark Baute teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy: Using Actual Civil Jury Trials to Master Trial Techniques at UCLA School of Law. He is currently the managing partner of Baute, Crochetiere & Hartley LLP, a boutique litigation firm with an emphasis on trial work. The law firm was formed in 1995, and represents a wide range of clients on both sides of the aisle (plaintiffs and defendants), including publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, high net worth entrepreneurs, professional athletes, actors, actresses and public figures.
Mr. Baute was honored by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top twenty lawyers under 40 years of age in the annual “20 under 40” article, and was honored by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers in the nation. In the early years of his career he practiced at Jones Day and Blecher & Collins LLP. During 32 years of practice, Mr. Baute has tried over 60 long cause cases to verdict, most of which were jury trials.
While at UCLA School of Law, Mr. Baute was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and he founded an annual basketball tournament known as Corpus Juris Slamma Jamma. He was also co-President of the graduating law school class of 1986. While at the University of Washington, Mr. Baute played for the University of Washington Husky basketball team and worked a number of part time jobs to pay the bills. He divides his time evenly between trying cases, surfing and spending time with his kids.