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Mark practices primarily in complex commercial litigation and real estate litigation. He has a broad-based litigation practice in federal and state courts focusing on complex commercial matters, including shareholder/partnership disputes, commercial transactions, complex real estate issues, banking and lender issues, as well as advocating for plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and bad faith claims. As a practicing lawyer with an M.B.A. degree, Mark approaches clients’ matters from both a legal and business perspective and offers practical and efficient solutions.

Mark has been quoted concerning real estate and litigation issues in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas Sun and in numerous other newspapers and online news sources, as well as appearing on Fox Business Network, Face to Face with Jon Ralston and “In Business” on Las Vegas One.


Throughout his years of legal experience, Mark has been involved with hundreds of arbitrations and mediations across a broad spectrum of legal matters. He has served as lead counsel in more than 75 jury and court trials in state and federal courts and has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals. In addition to his private practice, Mark served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Oglala Sioux Nation. He has represented various individuals and entities in Tribal Court matters ranging from partnership dissolution, employment and corporate matters, as well as personal injury claims. 

Mark has served as president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Mark served as chair of the South Dakota State Bar Negligence and Tort Law Committee. 

Within the firm, Mark serves as the Litigation Department Chair in the Las Vegas office.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years, 500 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fox Rothschild LLP

3800 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV, 89169


NVAttorney Active200602/23/2013
SDAuthorized to practice law199308/10/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerMountain States Super LawyersN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Legal EliteNevada Business MagazineN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law2011 - Present
PartnerHutchison & Steffen, LLC2007 - 2011
PartnerGunderson, Palmer, Goodsell & Nelson, LLP1994 - 2007
Law ClerkUnited States District Court South Dakota1992 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Junior Achievement of Southern NevadaBoard Member2012 - Present
South Dakota Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer President2004 - 2005
South Dakota Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Board of Governors2000 - 2006
State Bar of South Dakota, Negligence and Tort Law CommitteePast Chair1998 - 2001
Nevada Justice AssociationMemberN/A
United Way of the Black HillsFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
South Dakota Youth Business AdventureFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Nevada Department of Transportation vs. Sunset Beach Girls, LLCSettlement shortly before closing argument in jury trial.
Diamond Surface, Inc. v. State Cement Plant Comm’n, 583 N.W.2d 155Successfully defended client through jury trial and appeal
South Dakota Public Entity Pool for Liability v. Winger, 566 N.W.2d 125On appeal, Supreme Court found in favor of client.
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Publication NameTitleDate
South Dakota Law ReviewBlue Legs v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs: An Expansion of BIA Duties under the Snyder ActN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Dakota School of LawN/AN/A1992
South Dakota State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Marketing Association Annual ConferenceWhat Your Lawyers Wished Their Marketers Knew2013