Mark is a civil defense litigator and trial attorney with more than 36 years of experience representing clients in both state and federal courts in Texas. He focuses his practice on defending trucking companies, transportation companies, businesses and individual business owners in professional liability claims, as well as business, commercial and contract disputes, premises liability and personal injury, wrongful death and survival actions. He also has experience representing clients in dram shop claims.

Prior to joining MDJW, Mark's representative clients included multi-national corporations, trucking and logistics companies, and swimming pool construction and repair companies, at which time he handled construction defect and architect/engineer liability claims. He also handed matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, breach of warranty, deceptive trade practices and fraud. Mark also has defended clients against disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference and collections claims. He has additional experience handling cases concerning civil assault, battery and false imprisonment, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy and conversion.

Mark is regularly appointed by civil district and county courts as an attorney ad litem, and guardian ad litem. He is also a certified mediator and has successfully mediated more than 200 cases involving all aspects of civil litigation. In addition to his legal practice, Mark is an adjunct professor for Alvin Community College's paralegal program. For more than 11 years, he has taught courses titled Civil Litigation and Estates, Criminal Law and Family Law.

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ attorney, recognized since 1997 for the highest level of professional excellence

South Texas Law Review, J. Douglas Cherry Award, 1986

South Texas Law Journal, Judge John R. Brown Award, 1985

Professional Affiliations


  • State Bar of Texas

o Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member o Litigation Section, Member

  • Houston Bar Association

o Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member o Litigation Section, Member

o Senior Lawyers Committee, Member

o Speaker's Bureau Committee, Member and Former Chair

o Teach Texas Committee, Member

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member



South Texas College of Law, JD, 1986
     o Dean's List
     o South Texas Law Review, Articles Editor
     o Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity, Historian

Texas A&M University, College Station TX, BBA, Finance, 1981


  • Texas Courts
  • United States District Courts: Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas


  • University of Houston, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, Certified Mediator, June 2011
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