Academic and Professional Credentials
University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 1984
University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Arts (BA) 1981
Admitted to California State Bar 1988
Admitted to US District Courts (Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California) 1989
Background and Experience
Ms. Mrak-Cohen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she received her legal education. During her final year of law school she was a Judge’s Clerk at the Supreme Court of South Africa in Johannesburg. Upon graduation from law school she prosecuted in the Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg, and in 1986, she was admitted as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa. She was admitted to practice in California in 1988 and began her career in insurance defense with Murchison and Cumming in Los Angeles. More recently she was an associate attorney at Horton, Oberrecht, Kirkpatrick & Martha. Her practice includes insurance defense and general litigation.