Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey R. Marquart attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he was on the Dean's List and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter, he attended the University of Notre Dame Law School where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions and received his Juris Doctorate in 1987. Following his admission to the Illinois and Federal Bars in 1987, he practiced with a prominent Intellectual Property firm in Chicago, with an emphasis on Patent, Trademark and related litigation. In 1989, he was admitted to the California Bar and joined another prominent Los Angeles firm where he specialized in Patent Litigation.
In 1991, he left the intellectual property arena to join a civil litigation firm specializing in products liability and personal injury. In 1997, he founded of the Tustin based firm of Smith and Marquart. In 2006, he formed the Marquart Law Group to establish a highly technical and innovative boutique firm specializing in the representation of those who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals and business entities. Mr. Marquart’s experience includes the prosecution of highly complex products liability cases involving industrial machinery, automobile steering systems, stability and crashworthiness, tire design, residential appliances, playground equipment and children’s toys, furniture and restraint systems. He has prosecuted a multitude of cases involving significant automobile, cycling and trucking accidents.
He resides in Coto de Caza California with his wife Lisa, and their three daughters, Katherine, Caroline and Courtney. He actively participates in golf, mountain biking and ice hockey. He is an automobile enthusiast and collector. Above all, he is a staunch supported of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.