Mark T. Cumba is a Supervising Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. There, he is assigned to the Tort & Condemnation Section of the Civil Division where he supervises a statewide Complex Trial and Mass Tort Litigation Team in matters representing California state agencies, government officials, law enforcement officers, and employees at the trial and appellate levels. These matters include significant injury motor vehicle accidents, dangerous condition of public property, excessive force civil rights claims, and mass shootings, to name a few. Prior to becoming a supervisor in the Civil Division, Mark was assigned to the Criminal Division, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse where he investigated and prosecuted companies and individuals for illegally abusing the Medicare/Medi-Cal programs as well as residential care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, caregivers, and other individuals for abusing or neglecting California’s elderly and dependent adult citizens. During his time with the bureau, Mark received the Attorney General Award for Prosecution from then-Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Throughout his career, Mark has been a frequent instructor and speaker on topics ranging from civil discovery and criminal investigative techniques to the art of trial advocacy. He has served as an instructor with the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and taught courses across the country to attorneys, investigators, financial auditors, and nurse evaluators on topics of fraud and resident abuse. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he taught courses in Trial Practice and Oral Arguments in Criminal Law, and also coached the National Trial Team. In 2015, he was a recipient of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.