Mark Clark is a partner in Burleson’s Litigation group and focuses his practice in civil defense litigation and arbitration. He is licensed in four Gulf Coast states, extending the firm’s reach to its clients across the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Clark’s practice focuses on self-insured tort, products, maritime, environmental, personal injury, insurance coverage, employer's liability and breach of contract claims. Additionally, he has broad experience in a wide variety of energy exploration and development disputes in both offshore and onshore environments.
During a career that spans more than two decades, Mr. Clark has successfully navigated hundreds of complex lawsuits to favorable and efficient resolution for his clients. Starting out from law school, he tried more than 40 jury trials as a prosecutor in Harris County, Texas. He then led prosecutors through dozens of jury trials as chief prosecutor.
His leadership skills were further developed when he served for eight years as managing shareholder of the New Orleans office of a well-known litigation firm. During his time there, he led a team of litigators through hundreds of claims, securing successful and efficient resolutions for an array of clients.
In addition to having extensive experience in state and federal litigation, Mr. Clark has a background in arbitrating domestic and international matters in a variety of disputes, including construction, maritime contract claims, and insurance coverage issues. He has examined hundreds of insurance policies and is well versed in all forms of general liability, property, energy, pollution, all-risk, excess, bumbershoot, and maritime policies, including hull, collision and P&I disputes. His insurance knowledge helps to give the firm’s clients the best possible outcome in complex matters involving intricate insurance coverage issues.
He frequently serves as a CLE speaker and as a CE speaker to private clients and trade organizations. He has also served as a special invitation speaker before the International Association of Asbestos and Pollution Re Insurers, in Cologne, Germany.