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Overview

Mark helps clients solve problems that can’t be avoided and avoid problems that can’t be solved.

Mark draws on a quarter century of experience, primarily as a litigator, to represent clients in toxic tort cases and general commercial litigation matters. He has successfully represented some of the largest corporations in the nation, as well as individuals and small businesses, and he has appeared in courtrooms from coast to coast, recovering and saving tens of millions of dollars for clients. Alongside his litigation work, Mark also serves certain clients as outside general counsel, handling everything from mergers and acquisitions to contract disputes to international arbitrations. He has a true gift for unraveling knotty problems.

Central to his skill with jury trials, Mark has his eye on potential trial strategy from day one of a case. Rather than attempting to force jurors to think like attorneys, he aims to think like a juror and present arguments that will resonate with the jury. Jurors have commented to Mark on how much they trusted him in the courtroom.

In addition to his trial work, clients also benefit from Mark’s mediation and alternative dispute resolution skills. A certified federal mediator, he has even been asked to help other attorneys settle disputes with clients. Mark has previously represented both plaintiffs and defendants, owned his own business, represented small businesses and served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company—experiences that mean he’s sat on every side of disputes and has a broad perspective that helps him achieve creative resolutions prior to trial.

Mark’s experience as in-house counsel also helps him provide superior client service. He has an insider’s understanding of what in-house lawyers need and find helpful from law firms, and he grasps the full breadth of the many business issues in-house staff are navigating. Mark aims to provide solutions that not only solve the problem at hand but also fit with a client’s larger business challenges and goals.

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013–present
  • Top Attorneys for Small Businesses, St. Louis Small Business Monthly, 2018

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • B.A., Bradley University

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Federal Mediator


*Contact Mark to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the St. Louis office.
Outside the Office

Mark and his family love to waterski when weather permits, and he can often be found out on Lake St. Louis, near his home. He participates in a local waterskiing team that competes at private lakes throughout the Midwest.

Mark also enjoys mountain biking and hiking various Missouri trails, and he is a retired semi-pro musician who plays the drums and managed a band for 18 years.

Community Leadership
  • Lake St. Louis Ambassadors Club

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