HarrisMartin’s California Asbestos Litigation: Trial 101 Workshop Faculty
Mark D. Sayre, a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Los Angeles office, is an experienced senior “first-chair” trial attorney in catastrophic injury and toxic tort matters.
Mark has defended hundreds of complex cases, and has served as national coordinating counsel for several manufacturers, overseeing and directing local counsel in state and federal litigation. Mark also served as a Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitrator and Mediator.
He is regular presenter on asbestos issues and related defense tactics for organizations including HarrisMartin and DRI.
Scott Frost is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul and practices in the firm’s Los Angeles and Dallas offices. Scott is an experienced litigator who tries benzene exposure and defective medical device cases along with asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cases. He is licensed to practice law by the state bars of California, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana. He is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and he formerly served with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army. Scott is a cum laude graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. While serving in the United States Army, Scott was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. In that capacity, he tried cases on behalf of the United States in District Court in Waco, Texas and earned the victim assistance award. Scott is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Since 2000, Scott has successfully tried asbestos cases across the country. He has been recognized in Texas Monthly magazine on the 2005 Law & Politics Texas Rising Stars list and again from 2014 through 2017 on the Southern California Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters. Scott is also a frequent presenter at asbestos conferences. His pro bono work includes of counsel appointments by the Public Justice Foundation for asbestos removal litigation involving the St. Louis Airport, the Fort Worth Cowtown Inn project, and St. Bernard Parish. Scott is a member of the American Association for Justice and is the co-chair of the Asbestos Litigation Section. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Kentucky Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the State Bar of Texas.
Ilana K. Waxman, Galiher DeRobertis Waxman, Honolulu