Markus Willoughby is relentless in the pursuit of excellence. He is an award winning trial lawyer who is recognized for his tenacity as an advocate and his law changing successes in the courtroom. He continually seeks to develop and refine strategies that will help achieve outstanding outcomes for his clients.
Mr. Willoughby focuses his practice on medical malpractice, personal injury and other injury-related lawsuits and has earned a reputation for success in these complex cases. Mr. Willoughby is a Trial Lawyer's trial lawyer. Other lawyers throughout California frequently turn to Mr. Willoughby for guidance on complex legal matters or seek his assistance when they need to go into a courtroom.
His medical malpractice victory in Keys v. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center created a blueprint for individuals to successfully bring claims for negligent infliction of emotional distress claims against doctors and hospitals. His formula is being taught to attorneys around the country and Mr. Willoughby has received widespread acclaim from his peers.
Some of his accomplishments include:
- Nomination for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2014 by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.
- Received the coveted Civil Justice Award in 2014 from the San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association for "fighting the good fight for his clients every day."
- Is repeatedly selected as a Northern California SuperLawyer "Top 5%" of Attorneys in Northern California.
- Received the CLAY AWARD 2016 California "Attorney of the Year" for Medical Malpractice.
- Is a member of the National Trial Lawyer's Top 100 Attorney's
- AVVO 10.0 Rating "Superb Attorney in Medical Malpractice"
- AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Rated for the highest Level of Professional Excellence."
Mr. Willoughby is a Board Member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, which is dedicated to the education of the legal community. He has been the chairperson for the annual Mock Trial Competition for the last 5 years, mentors students and young lawyers, is a frequent author on matters relevant to the ever changing and complex legal community and lectures at continuing legal education courses.