Mark Smith

Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Main street 811
Houston 77002 TX US

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.

Experience :

  • 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.

Memberships :

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Education :

  • 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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