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Mark T. Hurt

Car accident Attorney at Abingdon, VA

4.9   72 reviews
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  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
    Virginia - VA 30 years
    Texas - TX 33 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

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POWERFUL RESULTS. FOR THE PEOPLE.

Born and raised in Bristol.  UVA graduate.  Duke University Law, top 10% of my class.     I gained experience at large litigation law firms in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C. before I returned to the Tri-Cities. I live in  Abingdon with my wife and children  

I have litigated hundreds of cases.  I have tried cases in front of Virginia and Tennessee juries. I have written briefs and argued appeals in Virginia, Tennessee and federal courts.  I have argued twice before the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court.

I have a passion to use my education and experience in helping everyday people.  I have obtained excellent recoveries for them in dozens of cases, ranging from multimillion dollar settlements to small fender-bender cases of a few thousand dollars.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2017

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Location

The Law Offices Of Mark T. Hurt
159 W Main St
Abingdon, VA, 24210-2837
The Law Offices Of Mark T. Hurt
3119 Bristol Hwy Suite 206
Johnson City, TN, 37601
The Law Offices Of Mark T. Hurt
100 5th St
Ste 1 West-C
Bristol, TN, 37620
The Law Offices Of Mark T. Hurt
350 S 4th St
Ste E
Wytheville, VA, 24382
The Law Offices Of Mark T. Hurt
1070 N Main St
Ste B
Hillsville, VA, 24343
The Law Offices Of Mark T Hurt
110 East Main St
Suite 104
Salem, VA, 24153
Law Offices Of Mark T. Hurt
326 S Main St.Suite B
Emporia, VA, 23847
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Robin | January 25, 2019
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A TRUE BLESSING AND A PROMISE KEPT!
I was coming from West Virginia back home to Tennessee on Hwy 81 in Smyth County in a borrowed vehicle, that I just had a tire plugged hours previous, with my 2 children asleep in the back and I see blue lights flying rapidly coming up behind me. I thought he was going to an accident and I thank God nothing was beside me as I swerved over to get out of his way! I was in such shock and disbelief when he got behind me and pulled me over stating he clocked me at 87/70, I said, "Are you SURE it as me?" Telling me an outright lie that I could call the number on the ticket and pay the fine, I called. I almost passed out when the clerk said it was a Class 1 misdemeanor reckless driving charge and I COULD NOT "just pay it" but I was required to get an attorney. I contacted my cousin to find me an attorney as I was headed out to work. Thank God she gave me Mark Hurt's information, based solely on his excellent reviews! Mark and his office staff went above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined! I wish I could share in writing, how Mark and his office staff have blessed me! I've NEVER been so excited about the outcome of a speeding ticket than I was when I received the call following my court date. I don't have the words to describe my awesome experience with this excellent attorney! I wish they had bumper stickers, as I frequently go to West Virginia to see family. Since I'm not aware of any - I'm going to find another route from Tennessee to WVa and avoid that speed trap. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE anyone who's been a victim of this highway robbery scam to contact the Law offices of Mark Hurt. You WILL NOT be disappointed!
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Posted by Eric | December 13, 2018
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Promise made. Promise kept.
When I learned that what I thought was a regular speeding ticket for being clocked at 86 mph in a 70 mph zone on a stretch of I-81 in VA less than 30 miles from TN this past September enroute from York PA to visit my sick aunt in Knoxville, was really a Class 1 misdemeanor reckless driving charge which carried with it a year in jail, a $2,500.00 fine, and six points on my license I was both shocked & outraged; shocked that the penalty was so severe in an obvious speed trap and outraged that the ticketing officer did not tell me what I had when asked; saying that I could pay off the ticket over the phone without having to appear in court; neither of which was true with this particular charge. But for my suspicion that the officer had not told me the truth I would never have looked up the code on my ticket once I reached my destination and discovered the serious nature of the charge. I was sick because I knew I had no money to hire an attorney; let alone pay that $2,500.00 fine. Fortunately, while looking up the specifics of what I was charged with, I came across the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt and the rave reviews I read compelled me to contact his offices on the spot. I explained my dire financial situation and to my amazement his office agreed to take a $100.00 down payment on the spot with the balance of the flat $400.00 fee to be paid off between now & my court date of December 13, 2018 (a date which they had gotten moved from September after I had only paid half of my fee). Well, I did what they told me to do; taking an eight hour safe driving course (which I found to be extremely helpful) and sending in my driving record which fortunately for me had not had any kind of infractions for over twenty years. As a result, due to Mark's representation, the court agreed to reduce my reckless driving charge to a basic traffic infraction of 79/70. This reduced my financial penalty from $2,500.00 to a $175.00 fine plus $64.00 in court costs and three points on my license. In an additional stroke of good fortune, I happen to live in one of two states (PA) which does not count three point out of state traffic infractions against my driving record which means my insurance rates will not go up. So all total I am out of $715.00 from this whole experience when you factor in attorney's fees, court costs, fine, and safe driving course & while it is a financial hit I can ill afford, it is a whole, whole lot better than the $2,500.00 hit plus six points & having a permanent criminal record I would have received had I done what so many out of state drivers unwittingly do; allow their reckless driving charge to result in a conviction either by not hiring a super attorney like Mark T. Hurt & representing themselves, or not showing up at all and taking the full hit by foolishly ignoring the seriousness of the charge. Don't be an idiot and incur such needless damage to yourself by trying to handle this alone because trust me, you won't win and you sure as hell will lose big. The Law Offices of Mark T, Hurt will work with you and as my title here states, a Promise they make is a Promise they keep. Just be sure to hold up your end & do exactly what they tell you to do because if you do that, you will surely come out ahead. So thank you Mark and thank your wonderful staff. All of you are superb in what you do and are true to your word. Just please don't hold it against me if during my next trip south I choose to fly over Virginia rather than drive through it. Hell, those folks are so overzealous in trapping folks in speed traps that right now I'm even afraid of taking the train through that state for fear that they might stop it for speeding and ticket everyone on board. Hey, you never know. Anyway, thanks again Mark and God Bless. With Kindest Regards, Eric
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Posted by Patsy Hackney | December 7, 2023
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Dana is awesome!
Dana was so amazing! After contacting Mark Hurt for assistance with my Social Security disability I was assigned to Dana! Her follow through, professionalism, kindness made a daunting process so much easier. Dana is definitely a HUGE asset! Her hard work and kindness is definitely appreciated!
Posted by Mark | October 5, 2023
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Social Security Disability Claim
I contacted this law firm and was apprehensive about filling the paperwork out to start my claim. I have been working with Jessica and she has made this process go smoothly. I highly recommend them. Professional service!
Posted by Randall | March 28, 2023
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Apply for disability
Jessica has made herself so available and has been great getting appointments when it was a lot of time to manage. Sat down and she took me through the disability application process and was patient working with me not remembering a lot of information-she took me through the process and I cam away completely assured that all the information was factual and I had a great understanding of this disability program- thank you for work ethics
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Posted by Kyle | March 1, 2023
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Social Security Department
Jessica in the Social Security Department was definitely 5 Star . She was professional and patient. She made everything way more easier and less stressful than I imagined. She is a valuable asset to your business. Thank you Kyle
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2022
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Reduced First Time Reckless Driving Ticket to Community Service
Received a reckless driving ticket on I-85. Was pushing 20 over in a 70 which is not smart in Virginia. Not a speeder normally, and was nervous to see jail time attached to this charge. Consulted with Laura for free and she was so helpful in easing my worries I hired Mark Hurt almost immediately. I did have a clean driving record for the last five years - was told that was super important. They also assured me they had a ton of experience with the court where my ticket was being heard and I would not need to go in person being from out of state. Cant say the day of the hearing was made any easier not being there but can say that exactly what Laura said to me on the phone that first day happened my court day. She told me exactly what would happen with the judge - guaranteeing nothing - but highly confident - and thats exactly what occurred. I would say that you will have to follow their instructions and trust them. Also, they are extremely reasonably priced for the expertise and peace of mind. I don't normally leave reviews but wanted to in this case due to Laura's help, service, and frankness about my situation. I hope I never have to use them again to be honest, but am happy they are available and easy.
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Posted by Alex | May 17, 2022
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On top of it!
Frankie walked me through the process and everything they would need to take care of my case and made it happen! Thanks again Frankie
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
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Delivering on their promise.
My attorney, Frankie, was very professional and very nice to work with. She was very informative, and once I was done talking with her, I felt completely informed on what to expect as far as the court preceding would entitle. And on the day of my hearing, she contacted me in a very timely msnnerto discuss the outcome of my case.
Posted by Rosalio | May 4, 2022
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Awesome
Frankie was great. Easiest out of state process ever. They kept me informed at all times . They called me afterwards to let me know what happened and even emailed me the instructions to pay court cost. I love how they kept me informed via text bc I don’t check my email often, so that was a definite plus. Thanks again..
Posted by John | May 4, 2022
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Took care of a ticket for me
I got a speeding ticket, the first in 40 years. I didn’t know what my options were. I called Hurt’s office and found that it was possible to make the ticket go away. Hurt handled it for me. I dealt with Frankie who answered all my questions and held my hand through the process. She did a great job.
Posted by Dirul | May 4, 2022
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Traffic ticket speeding over 80
Amazing. I received a ticket just passing through this county for over 80 mph.. Bring that in a truck driver any infraction is damaging I arbiters to handle it on my own but quickly realized it would be too much so I hired an attorney. They handle it with no infractions against my license amazingly. Would definitely recommend using their services to anyone,
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Posted by Robert | April 13, 2022
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Moving violation thanks
How was driving with traffic getting past on the left and the right-hand side of me when a police officer pulled us over for speeding he asked me if I knew what I was doing as in the way of how fast I was going I told him no the other two cars slammed on the brakes neither one of them got pulled over I happen to get pulled over not sure how to handle this ticket I found an attorney this was the attorney very pleased with how he handled my case would definitely use him again but I also pray I’m never in this position again so if you’re looking for a law firm to represent you this is a good place to start
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2022
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Awesome servuce
I received a criminal reckless driving ticket for speeding in VA. I don't live there and was excited to find Frankie at the law firm. She was incredibly responsive, explained what would happen, and then brought the case to a successful result. Reasonable fees for superlative service. Thank you!
Posted by Bryan | April 8, 2022
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Very Helpful, Thorough, and Professional
Very helpful and professional. Made an otherwise stressful occasion much easier knowing we were in good hands.
Posted by Natalie | March 17, 2022
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Peace of mind
Frankie put me at ease with her knowledge, compassion, and efficiency! She knew exactly what to do which put me at ease. My questions answered, ease of communication via email and phone, which is nice in today’s voicemail world, reasonable fee, and efficient. Highly recommend Frankie’s professional legal service to anyone who needs!! Thank you, Frankie!
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Posted by Feng | March 14, 2022
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Frankie
Frankie really helped me out. My Reckless Driving charge was reduced down to a Simple Speeding infraction with a fine. Trust worthy law firm!
Posted by Seth | March 11, 2022
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Frankie @ MTH Law Firm is Awesome!
Frankie Coleman was great to work with and delivered on her promise to get my speeding citation dismissed, with a little work on my part (pass a defensive driving class). She was friendly, knowledgeable, positive, and responsive to my questions & emails. In fact, I had been contacted two other "big" law firms regarding my ticket who then both declined to take my case citing a difficult county court & judge. As an out-of-stater, I was bummed. I thought I would try one last time with a local law firm and found Mark T. Hurt. Frankie responded quickly to my voice-mail. She didn't flinch and was immediately optimistic that she and the MTH law team could get the case dismissed with no points and no impact to my insurance. And they nailed it!! (3rd time is the charm, right?) I would HIGHLY recommend the Mark T. Hurt Law Firm (and Frankie Coleman in particular) for dealing with traffic citations along I-81, particularly in the VA/TN bi-state region. You will be well-served.
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Posted by Leilani | March 3, 2022
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Excellent communication!
I am so grateful for the team that helped me out. Especially Frankie who always kept in contact with me. I am currently living out of state but had gotten a traffic ticket while visiting. I thought it would be a hard process to take care of, but Frankie really kept excellent communication through phone, email and even text messages, as it pertains to my case and I was always in the loop. She let me know exactly what I needed and how to get certain documents online for them to use in court. The whole time she was fair and patient . The lawyer is amazing and very knowledgeable, I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome of my case, it was better than I had expected. I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.
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Posted by Marco | March 1, 2022
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Speeding ticket incident
About a month ago I was coming back back from Tennessee with the family! I got stopped in Washington county somewhere in Virginia! I started doing my research and asking some buddies for help since I had never gotten pull over in a different county! They did and told me to hire somewhere in that area so I did and found them ( Mark T Hurt ) gave them a call. Was blessed with the help of Laura and had a good talk with her. Started explaining everything and the process and I knew right away it was going to end good. Court was today and she made my day with the end result I didn’t expect that turn out! She was a big amazing help kept it professional and saw the interest in my situation. Thank you so much Laura! I really appreciate and if someone is in trouble there the ones to go to! Even better if you ask for Laura! You’ll be in good hands no doubt! Thanks again! I’ll stay out of trouble! (:
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law offices of Mark T. Hurt
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wiley Rein & Fielding
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • Senior United States District Judge Glen M Williams
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Summer Associate
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Virginia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
  • Bristol Virginia High School
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Car wreck -- injured shoulder
  • $73,000 settlement
  • Product Liability settlement
  • $5 million settlement
  • Coal miner workers compensation
  • $531,206 Settlement
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Associations

  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southwest Virginia Workers' Compensation Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Personal Injury "10 Best Attorney" Selection for Virginia
  • American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • The Order Of The Coif
  • Duke University School Of Law
  • 1989

Publications

  • Law and Contemporary Problems
  • Editor
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Basics Seminar
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with Mark and have personal knowledge of his legal knowledge and skills. I also have worked with him on cases, including two to the U.S. Supreme Court, and without question he has superb litigation skills. In addition, he will fight for his clients when others would give up."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Mark is exceptionally bright and willing to tackle the largest opponents. We worked together for years on a couple very complex matters and Mark's experience and ability was a necessity. I would not hesitate to have him tackle any project."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mark on a Federal matter. He is a brilliant attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an excellent lawyer. He is extremely smart, prepared, quick on his feet, and very easy to work with. I have complete trust in his competence. I strongly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a complicated professional malpractice case that was ultimately settled on favorable terms shortly before trial. I found Mark to be very intelligent, an excellent legal researcher, and a good strategic thinker. I would be happy to work with him again."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark has excellent legal skills. We collaborated on a trial in federal court for and excellent verdict and in another matter that led to a sizeable settlement."
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