Mark has experience defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Mid-South Rising Star".

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2013-2015

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., 2002
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Alabama, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1997
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Clerkship,
    ​Judge Leslie H. Southwick, Mississippi Court of Appeals, ​

Experience

  • Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Trial team in products liability action (St. Louis, Mo. 2016).
  • Served an in-house secondment of the legal department of a leading pharmaceutical company (2015).
  • Kristufek v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. – Trial team in pharmaceutical personal injury case (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pa. 2015).
  • Kendall v. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., et al - Trial Team, Significantly reduced verdict in retrial of Pharmaceutical Personal Injury case (Atlantic City, N.J. 2014).
  • Haley, et al. v. Merial Ltd., et al. – Denial of class certification in veterinary pharmaceutical case (N.D. Miss., 2013).
  • Elliott v. City of Holly Springs, et al. – Summary judgment obtained in fuel gas explosion personal injury case (Marshall Co. Miss., 2013).
  • Reynolds/Wilkinson/Rossitto/Young v. Hoffmann La Roche, et al. – Trial team, multiple defense verdicts in pharmaceutical personal injury case (Atlantic Co. N.J., 2012).
  • Andrews/Gaghan/Marshall v. Hoffmann La Roche, et al. – Trial team, multiple defense verdicts in pharmaceutical personal injury case (Atlantic Co. N.J., 2011).
  • Villas of Windsong, Ltd., et al. v. RGT/Charleston Partners, Ltd. – Appellate counsel, favorable holding reversing and rendering the lower court in commercial real estate dispute (Miss. App. 2011).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications