Christian E. Markey III is Of Counsel at the law firm of Hersh Mannis LLP. His practice is devoted to all aspects of family law. Mr. Markey is admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Markey is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which ranks him at the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards for the past 27 years. Mr. Markey graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley and received First Degree Honors from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was a Notes and Articles Editor and Staff Member of the Computer Law Journal and Major Tax Planning, and received the Charles M. Gayley Fellowship from the University of California.
In his “prior life” as a complex business litigation trial attorney, Mr. Markey headed a Century City entertainment litigation department. For nearly two decades, he handled environmental, entertainment, intellectual property, and complex business litigation and trials for corporations, celebrities and other individuals. Mr. Markey handled numerous pro bono cases as a volunteer attorney for Public Counsel for many years. Mr. Markey successfully represented a client in a nullity of marriage case all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. He volunteered for more than a decade with the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Markey served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Municipal Court for several years, and as a volunteer City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, where he prosecuted nine jury trials for the People of California.
Mr. Markey is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Distinguished Order of Attorneys of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mr. Markey has been a panelist/speaker at continuing education seminars for the Southern California Family Law Inns of Court, of which he is a member of the Executive Board. He taught at UCLA’s Attorney Assistant Training Program for more than 14 years. The Beverly Hills Courier featured Mr. Markey as one of its Top Attorneys for 2010. The Los Angeles Times featured Mr. Markey in its Family Law Practitioners in 2013 and as a Top Lawyer in 2017.
Mr. Markey was a nationally ranked triathlete for several years, has completed 100+ triathlons from sprint to Ironman distances, ran 16 marathons, and now enjoys playing tennis and skiing with his family. Mr. Markey has a son and a Bernese Mountain Dog.