Mark has published widely on a variety of legal topics, including articles in the BYU Law Review, Nevada Lawyer Magazine, Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Clark County Bar Communiqué Magazine, Construction Company Strategist magazine, and has published dozens of other legal articles on his firm blog. He also publishes a weekly article in Meridian Magazine. Mark has been awarded Martindale-Hubble’s highest AV rating, AVVOs highest Superb rating, and has been recognized by Who’s Who in American Law, and this year was granted a Fellowship as one of top one-half percent of attorneys by Litigation Counsel of America. Earlier this year Mark was included in the Top Rated Construction Lawyers in Nevada by The American Lawyer Magazine and Corporate Counsel Magazine. Mark has been involved in many of the largest class actions in Nevada, and has argued a number of cases before the Ninth Circuit and Nevada Supreme Court. Mark was also selected this year 2014 as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for the State of Nevada by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). Mark has been selected as one of the 2014 Top Lawyers of Southern Nevada by Avvo Legal and Desert Companion Magazine.
Mark was raised in Las Vegas. His grandfather moved here in the 1930's and became a County Commissioner in the 1950's and 60's instrumental in building the Clark County convention center, airport and courthouse. In law school, Mark served as an author and editor on the law review and later clerked for Federal Judge Lloyd D. George in Las Vegas. Mark received his AV rating (highest possible by Martindale) based on attorney and judicial surveys, in 1996, after just 15 years of practice. This places his practice and firm in the top 5% of attorneys and law firms. Mark presided over a large nonprofit organization in Washington DC with a multi-million dollar budget and some 500 full-time volunteers during 2009-2011. If you need to reach him immediately, call his cell at 702-201-8505.
Representative Personal Injury Actions:
Client's legs crushed by semi-trailer accident in Utah due to negligence of truck driver, resulting in two titanium rods being placed in both broken femurs.
Client sustained severe wrist and shoulder injuries when his motorcycle collided with car making negligent turn on East Sahara Ave, requiring titanium plates and screws.
Client suffered back and neck injuries when her car was rear ended at intersection near Blue Diamond Rd.
Client was passenger in car and suffered multiple injuries when driver rolled car off the highway in Arizona.
Client suffered severe mouth, neck, back and head injuries when large disco ball dislodged from ceiling in Golden Nugget hotel/casino showroom and fell on his head (12 broken teeth).
Client sustained broken spine, pelvic when car hit at intersection on Boulder Highway.
Double fatality on U.S. 95 involving head-on collision between two trucks (settlement in excess of million dollars).
Double fatality near Lake Mead when car left roadway due to lack of adequate signage (settlement for maximum amount allowed by Federal Tort Claims Act).
Class action suit on behalf of Yucca Mountain workers who sustained silicosis and cancer due to dust unsafe work conditions at federal installation.
Jury verdict (six figure) as result of negligence and malpractice.
Playground accident involving tug of war resulting in near amputation of child's arm.
Motorcyclist rider sustained crushed shoulder and permanent arm injuries when auto driver pulled out in front causing collision; failure to yield right of way case.
Inadequate security claim alleging inadequate lighting in parking lot contributed to assault of female.
Inadequate security of casino resulting in mugging of elderly man.
Claimant tripped and fell in commercial parking lot over parking bumper (defense).
Famous Hilton Hotel fire, resulting in 8 deaths and 200 injuries, (defense).
Dog bite victim claim against owner of aggresive pet dog.
Claim against boat owner for accident (jumping wake) on Lake Mead resulting in senior citizen fracturing spine (lumber vertebrae).
Pedestrian hit by negligent car driver in Las Vegas, resulting in numerous injuries.
Claim against hospital and physician on behalf of newborn infant who developed brain bleed and CP or cerebral palsy.
We screen several medical malpractices cases per year and have them reviewed by medial authorities.
Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best 10 Attorneys for State of Nevada in Personal Injury Law||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2014|
|Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Nevada||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top Rated Lawyers in Construction Law||American Lawyer Magazine||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Litigation Counsel of America Fellow||Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society.||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Listed||Outstanding Lawyers of America||2003|
|AV Preeminent Highest rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1996|
|BYU Law School||BYU Law Review Author and Editor||1981|
|Attorney||Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright||1981 - Present|
|President||Church affiliated non-profit organization in Washington D.C.||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association, Publications Committee||Member||1997 - 1999|
|Clark County Bar Association||Publications Committee||1997 - 1997|
|Boy Scouts of Nevada Advisory Committee||N/A||N/A|
|Campus Village v. Brown||Successful appeal to Supreme Court and obtained requested reversal|
|In re. Stratosphere Corporation||Successfully established deposition protocol|
|Eldorado v. City of Mesquite,||City officials entitled to immunity for enacting zoning ordinances|
|See all legal cases|
|ASWA||Car Accidents and Personal Injuries in Nevada||2013|
|ASWA BLOG||Drunk Driving Accidents in Las Vegas||2013|
|ASWA||Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada||2013|
|ASWA||Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage||2013|
|ASWA||Dog Bites and Animal Attacks in Nevada||2013|
|ASWA||Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas||2013|
|ASWA||Use of Equitable Recoupment to Revive Time-Barred Claims||2012|
|ASWA||Sample Motion to Compel Arbitration (ADR)||2012|
|ASWA||Changes in LLCs and Charging Orders in Nevada||2012|
|Meridian Magazine||Three Teenagers who Defied Hitler||2012|
|ASWA||A History of Tip Pooling in Nevada||2012|
|ASWA||A Brief Review of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA)||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Nevada Construction Defect Law||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Nevada Mechanic's Lien Checklist (defense and enforcement)||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Nevada's Elder Abuse Statutes||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Keynote Address to Federal Attorneys at Swearing in Ceremony||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Nevada Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Changes to Nevada Law Regarding Foreclosures and Deficiencies||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Nevada Commercial Lease Transactions: Status of Tenant's Trade Fixtures||2012|
|ASWA Blog||Nevada's Treatment of Covenants Not To Compete||2012|
|ASWA||The Advantages and Disadvantages of ADR||2012|
|ASWA||Nevada's Licensing Statutes--Can an Unlicensed Contract Ever Recover?||2012|
|ASWA||Guide to Statutes of Limitations and Statutes of Repose in Nevada||2012|
|Civil Practice Manual||Consolidation and Severance in Nevada Civil Procedure||2011|
|Communique Magazine||The Role and Challenges of the Regional Transportation Commission in the Fast Growing Las Vegas Community||1997|
|Construction Company Strategist||Joint Checks to Subcontractors||1997|
|Communique Magazine||The Virgule Rule in Joint Checks||1997|
|Construction Contract Clauses||CLE Author and Lecturer||1996|
|Brigham Young University Law Review||Pretrial Detainees May Be Subjected to Conditions of Confinement Reasonably Related to Legitimate Governmental Objectives||1979|
|CLE Presentation||A Guide to Construction Contract Clauses||N/A|
|State Bar of Nevada Civil Procedure Manual||Consolidation and Severance, History of Rule 42(a)||N/A|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Brigham Young University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Federal Bar Swearing in Ceremony||Keynote Ethics Address to New Bar Admittees||2007|
|cle seminar||Construction Defect LItigation||2007|
|CLE||Nevada Mechanic's Lien Seminar Instructor||2003|
|Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Construction Contract Clauses||1996|