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About Me

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.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Construction & Development: 30%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Cortland Christopher Putbrese

    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

  • Benjamin Harrison Hamlet

    Mark has tremendous knowledge and experience. His strong work ethic coupled with his trial skills make him a great attorney.


    Benjamin Hamlet Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

ThompsonMcMullan, P.C.

3rd Floor
100 Shockoe Slip
Richmond, VA, 23219


VAAuthorized to practice law200203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyers Virginia List - Consumer LawSuper Lawyers2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2013
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Collectors AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - Present
Association for Credit and Collection Professionals InternationalMAP Committee Member2010 - Present
St. Thomas More SocietyN/A2005 - Present
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of CourtExecutive Committee2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Landes v. Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLCMotion 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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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawISATJD - Juris Doctor2002
James Madison UniversityISATBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spring FlingMock Settlement Conference2012
Meritas Annual ConferenceSocial Media for Lawyers2012
ChamberUInternal Fraud Risks for Small Business2012