Mark has been a trial attorney with ThompsonMcMullan since 2003. He has spent the majority of his legal career representing individuals, businesses, consumer financial institutions and local governments.
Mark’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of consumer financial services litigation and civil rights actions.
Mark defends members of the credit and collection industry, including collection agencies and collection law firms, in defense of lawsuits brought pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.
With a family history in law enforcement, Mark has also found that representing officials who have been called to public service to be a natural fit. Mark represents constitutional officers, police departments and police officers in a broad variety of matters, including defending allegations of excessive force and tort claims.
In addition, Mark’s litigation experience crosses over into construction law, commercial landlord/tenant, insurance defense, business torts and administrative hearings before the Department of Professional Occupational Regulation.
Mark is a regular speaker on a wide variety of topics, including fraud risks for small businesses, commercial landlord-tenant matters and consumer financial services. Mark has also presented on use of force tactics to law enforcement academies and regional SWAT teams.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mark because we both served on the executive committee of a local bar organization. Mark is a very intelligent and thoughtful lawyer who demonstrated an uncommon devotion to the duties of his bar position. For these reasons, I highly and enthusiastically endorse him.
Cortland Putbrese Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2002||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers Virginia List - Consumer Law||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2011|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virginia Collectors Association||President-Elect||2010 - Present|
|Association for Credit and Collection Professionals International||MAP Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|St. Thomas More Society||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court||Executive Committee||2003 - Present|
|Landes v. Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC||Motion to Dismiss Granted on Potential Class Action|
|Katz v. Allied Interstate et al.,||Motion for Summary Judgment Granted|
|Sunday Lucas v. C.T. Woody, Jr., et al, 2014 Va. LEXIS 52, 756 S.E.2d 447 (2014).||Affirmation of trial court ruling on appeal|
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|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||ISAT||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|James Madison University||ISAT||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Spring Fling||Mock Settlement Conference||2012|
|Meritas Annual Conference||Social Media for Lawyers||2012|
|ChamberU||Internal Fraud Risks for Small Business||2012|