Mark E. Smith focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He objectively evaluates his clients’ cases and provides an honest and comprehensive evaluation in response to concerns.
With a background in law enforcement, Mark has extensive experience working with individuals in high-stress situations incapable of being solved without guidance and assistance, which he draws upon during similar difficult situations facing clients in litigation.
While in law school, Mark was a member of the Houston Law Review and served as senior notes and comments editor.
- Represented a major oil and gas tubular goods supplier in litigation related to failed pipe. Handled the day-to-day case management, drafted the mediation statement and assisted in presenting the case during mediation. The mediation resulted in a settlement in favor of the client.
- Serving as co-counsel for a former financial services executive, interviewed key witnesses and prepared the brief that ultimately resulted in charges against the client being dismissed after the original conviction against the client was overturned.
- Argued and won summary judgment for an individual client in a dispute related to the purchase of commercial property. The case plaintiff claimed that they were fraudulently induced to execute a correction deed by the client. Proved that the client never made such representations to the seller.
- Represented a major automobile manufacturer in litigation involving the transfer of two dealerships. The representation concluded with a favorable post-trial settlement.
- Represented a major automobile manufacturer in litigation involving disputed chargebacks and secured summary judgment dismissing all claims against the client.
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2009, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons
- Midwestern State University, 2005, summa cum laude
Admissions : U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.
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