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Mark Christopher Wolfe

also known as Mark Wolfe

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accident, Insurance, Wrongful Death

About Me

One of my favorite quotes is from George Washington Carver:  No person has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”


I believe helping people and being a benefit to those around me and those people I represent is the best way for me to give substance to that quote. I am blessed to be married to the former Kelly Langan of Mobile and we have three great children, Lesley, Mitchell and Alli. We attend Christ Presbyterian Church in Daphne where my wife and I currently serve on the Mission Committee.


I graduated from public high school in Montgomery, Alabama. G.W. Carver High School class of ’77. My father was a non-commissioned officer in the Air Force and our family lived in numerous locations before landing in Montgomery in the 70′s. I worked a number of jobs while attending undergraduate school at the University of Alabama including, electrical construction work, loading and unloading trailers, retail sales and I was a Resident Manager for Rose Towers, a student apartment complex on the campus of Alabama.


I received my undergraduate degree in 1983 from the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration with a major in Corporate Finance and Investment Management. I received the Wall Street Journal Achievement Award for my work as President of the Finance Society. Upon graduation I entered the University of Alabama School of Law where I was an elected officer in the Student Bar Association, a member of the nationally ranked Jessup International Moot Court Team, a member of the Bench & Bar Honor Society, recipient of the Outstanding Third Year Law Student Award and I was a Research Assistant for Professor Nathaniel Hansford, Assistant Dean. I also worked nights as a security guard at the law school.


I began practicing law in 1987 with a large law firm located in Mobile, Alabama and in 1989 I started a small general practice law firm with the Hon. Elizabeth H. Shaw. As a general practitioner I gained valuable litigation experience in a wide variety of cases. My law practice continued to expand in the area of personal injury litigation and in 1994 I became a member of the civil litigation firm of Sigler, Moore, Clements & Wolfe. In 1999, I moved to our firm’s present location at 1252 Dauphin Street where my practice continues in the area of personal injury work for victims and their families.


I have successfully litigated hundreds of auto-negligence cases to verdict and have attained Advocate status through the American Association of Justice College of Advocacy. I am a frequent speaker for Continuing Legal Education seminars in the area of litigation and trial strategies as well as law practice management. I have also been a speaker at several medical seminars dealing with medical- legal issues related to motor vehicle collision claims and cases. I have over 200 hours of CLE teaching credits. In addition I have had several articles published in national and regional law journals related to litigation issues and practice management. I am very proud of the fact that in 2008, I was inducted into the prestigious Academy of Trial Advocacy (ATA). I was only the second lawyer in Alabama to qualify for membership in the organization. (The ATA not only requires extensive litigation and trial experience for membership but also requires teaching credits, writing credits and an extensive commitment to public service.) I have also been recognized as one of the Top 100 trial attorneys in Alabama by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition since 2005 I have maintained an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell peer review rating service (the highest level attainable) and I have been classified as a Super Lawyer® by Lexis/Nexis, another peer review rating service.


I have been very blessed in my career as an attorney. These blessings have allowed me and my family to support a number of charities and community organizations. We have shared our time and resources with the Prichard Boys and Girls Club, SEEDS (Supporting Educational Enrichment in Daphne), the Elijah House (a Christian based residential transitional facility for men just released from prison) and the Prodisee Food Pantry - Board of Directors. In addition I have served in leadership roles for area Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs and been a Coach for Upward Basketball. We also financially support numerous area charities as well as national charities, including St. Jude’s Children Hospital in Memphis, the Ronald McDonald House, the Exchange Club Family Center, YouthReach- Gulf Coast, the Prodisee Food Pantry, Family Promise, USA Children and Women’s Hospital, Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy, Daphne UMC-Prison Ministry Project, Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, the Pre-School Center for the Sensory Impaired, the Salvation Army, the United Methodist Inner City Mission, PowerSurge 100 and a variety of Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs in our area. I am also proud of the fact that my advocacy work on behalf of drunk driving victims was recognized in 2005 with the Outstanding Public Service Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).


If you have a legal question, I will be glad to try and help you. Please feel free to call me or you can reach me by e-mail at: mark@bfw-lawyers.com 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    28 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    28 years, 100 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    28 years, 15 cases
  4. Insurance: 15%
    28 years, 50 cases
  5. Trucking Accident: 15%
    28 years, 75 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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  • Lucy Elizabeth Tufts

    Mark is an excellent attorney. He represents his clients with passion. He is easily accessible and his success in litigation speaks for itself. He is an aggressive advocate in the courtroom, and a kind and patient listener in the conference room. He is active in the community as well as numerous professional organizations. I am proud of the work he has done for his clients and consider it a privilege to call him my friend and colleague.

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    Lucy Tufts Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1252 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL, 36604

Boteler, Finley & Wolfe

1252 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL, 36604-2520

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law198707/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersLexisNexis2013
MemberThe Top Trial Lawyers In America2012
Super LawyersLexisNexis2012
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super LawyerLexis/Nexis2011
Super LawyersLexis/Nexis2010
SuperLawyersLexis/Nexis2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2008
AV Peer Review Rating (highest rating)Martindale-Hubbell2005
Public Serivce AwardMothers Against Drunk Driving2005
Advocate StatusAAJ - College of Advocacy2004
Outstanding Leadership & Service AwardSouth Alabama Trial Lawyers Association2003
Annual Convention - Keynote Speaker Service AwardAlabama State Bar Association - Litigation Section2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBoteler, Finley & Wolfe2010 - Present
PartnerBoteler & Wolfe f/k/a Moore & Wolfe1999 - 2010
PartnerMoore Clements Wolfe & Zoghby1994 - 1998
OwnerMark C. Wolfe, PC1991 - 1993
PartnerWolfe & Shaw1989 - 1990
AssociateBrown Hudgens Richardson LLC1987 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
American Inn of Court- Paul W. Brock ChapterMember2013 - Present
Vernon Z. Crawford Bar Assoc.Member2012 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Academy of Trial AdvocacyMember2008 - Present
Baldwin County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
South Alabama Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee1998 - 2012
South Alabama Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Mobile County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Alabama State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
The Estate of Bradley Stockton, Jr. vs. R&M Transportation Inc., et al. U.S. Federal District Court No. CV 08-0663-CG-CSettlement at mediation
Holmes v. Progressive halcyon Insurance Company, U.S. Federal District Court case number 1:07-487Verdict for the Plaintiff
Tyler v. WillBros Group Inc., CV 08-900951 – Mobile CountySettlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Running a Small Law Firm: From Start-Up to Trial (contributing writer re 3 sections)2012
Trial (American Association for Justice)Managing Expectations2011
Strategies: The Journal of the Legal Marketing AssocDeveloping a Marketing Culture in Your Law Firm2011
Mobile Press-Register newspaperTime for an Insurance Claimant's Bill of Rights2011
AVVO.comThree Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney2010
AAJ - Sole Practioners and Small Firms Section - NewsletterOvercoming Jury Nullification in Civil Trials2010
Trial (American Association for Justice)Preparing for Mediation2009
Trial (American Association for Justice)The Purpose Driven Interrogatory Response2008
Alabama Trial Lawyers JournalInsurance Industry Civil War: Wall Street vs. Main Street2007
Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal12-21-45: Did it really Abolish the Collateral Source Rule?2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1987
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)Commerce & Business AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science, Major Corporate Finance1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Alabama Bar Assoc Young Lawyers DivisionMarketing Tips for Young Attorneys2014
SPLC Annual RetreatCivil Damages in Alabama2012
PILMMA Fall SummitDeveloping a Marketing Culture in Your Firm2012
Alabama Association of Justice - Annual meetingUsing Social Media to Market Your Law Firm2012
Radius of Influence Annual Conference - Clearwater, FLNewsletters as a Practice Building Tool2011
Ala Lawyers Assoc - Annual MeetingMarketing Your Law Practice2011
Mobile Bar Assoc Lunch and Learn SeminarAttorney Marketing 1012010
Legal Strategies ConferenceMarketing Tips for the Small Firm2010
Inns of Court Spring MeetingHistorical Cellular Reconstruction2010
Crawford Bar Assoc Lunch SeminarThe Nuts & Bolts of Attorney Marketing2010
Ala Assoc of Justice Mid-Winter ConferenceManaging Client Expectations2010
Mid-Winter ConferencePre Trial Issues2009
ASCA Summer ConferenceComputer Assisted Claim Evaluation Programs: What You and Your Patient Need to Know2009
Annual Winter Conference CLE ProgramStatus of the Collateral Source Rule2009
AAJ-New Jersey Boardwalk SeminarInformational Marketing: Using Technology to Grow Your Practice2009
SATLA Annual CLE ProgramLitigating a Personal Injury Case for the Plaintiff2008
Annual ConferenceTort Law Update2008
AlaAJ - Traveling CLE ProgramMed-Pay Subrogation in Alabama2008
M&W Continuing Education ProgramClinical and Legal Issues Related to Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries2006
Summer ConferenceThe Art of Persuasion: Opening Statement2004
Summer ConferenceFighting for the Cause of Justice2002