C. Mark Stratton

C. Mark Stratton

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Mark Stratton has broad experience in the areas of commercial, oil and gas, transportation, securities, construction, products liability, professional liability and personal injury litigation. Mark is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has tried more than 50 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, including some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country. He has also argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 14th Courts of Appeals in Texas. Mark provides transactional advice to his oil and gas clients, and his trial work in this area gives him a unique perspective on transactional issues. In his spare time, Mark enjoys coaching youth sports and is an avid outdoorsman. Mark lives in Austin with his wife and young sons.

Concentrations

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Energy, Oil and Gas, and Natural Resources Litigation and Transactions
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and FINRA Arbitrations

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

Litigation and Trials

  • Represented an oil and gas operator in interpleader in Martin County, Texas, 2018.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with claims for personal injury by a subcontractor’s employee, Harris County, Texas, 2018.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in a class action royalty dispute in Oklahoma, 2018.
  • Obtained a summary judgment for an oil and gas operator in conjunction with a dispute with its private equity lender, Dallas County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with claims for personal injury by a subcontractor’s employee, Yoakum County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with claims by investors of an acquired company, Harris County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with claims against investors of an acquired company, Harris County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an insurance agent in conjunction with errors and omissions litigation in Dallas County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with the issuance of permits by a governmental entity. Madison County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with claims for personal injury by a subcontractor’s employee, Madison County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with claims related to ad valorem taxes, Harris County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in conjunction with a trade secret dispute, Travis County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented a non-party private equity firm in responding to a subpoena issued in a trade secret dispute, Southern District of Texas, 2017.
  • Represented a oil and gas services company in conjunction with claims for personal injury, Pecos County, Texas, 2017.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator responding to a subpoena issued in a damage to well dispute, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2016.
  • Obtained a summary judgment for an Oil and Gas Operator on multi-million dollar lease dispute, Karnes County, Texas, 2016.
  • Defended and oil and gas service provider in conjunction with wrongful death claim, Pecos County, Texas, 2016.
  • Defended and oil and gas service provider in personal injury trial, Jim Wells County, Texas, 2016.
  • Defended oil and gas service provider in conjunction with wrongful death claims, Jim Wells County, Texas, 2016.
  • Defended oil and gas service provider in conjunction with personal injury claims, Jim Wells County, Texas, 2016.
  • Prosecuted a declaratory judgment action involving a joint exploration agreement, AAA Arbitration, Austin, 2015.
  • Defended an insurance company in a “bad faith” trial, Travis County, Texas, 2015.
  • Defended a trucking company in a trial involving personal injuries, Travis County, Texas, 2014.
  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice without payment for an oil and gas operator in a lawsuit in Zavala County, Texas, that involved the largest jury verdict in Texas in 2013.
  • Defended a manufacturer of sporting goods in a trial involving a products liability lawsuit, Tarrant County, 2013.
  • Tried a products liability case to verdict, Hood County, Texas, 2013.
  • Defended a long haul trucking company in trial in a wrongful death case, Bell County, Texas, 2012.
  • Prosecuted a FINRA Arbitration on behalf of an investor, Houston, 2011.
  • Defended an oil field hauling company in a wrongful death trial, Falls County, Texas, 2011.
  • Defended an FINRA Arbitration on behalf of a broker dealer, Austin, 2011.
  • Defended a nationwide restaurant chain in a trial, Bell County, Texas, 2010.
  • Prosecuted a FINRA Arbitration on behalf of an investor, Houston, 2010.
  • Defended an insurance agent in trial, Cameron County, Texas, 2009.
  • Defended a FINRA arbitration on behalf of a broker dealer, Dallas, 2008.
  • Defended a FINRA Arbitration on behald of a borker dealer, Dallas, 2007.
  • Defended a products liability case through trial in Duval County, Texas, 2006.
  • Defended a FINRA Arbitration on behalf of a broker dealer, Dallas, 2004.
  • Defended a FINRA Arbitration on behalf of broker dealer, Dallas, 2004.
  • Defended a FINRA Arbitration on behalf of broker dealer, Dallas, 2003.
  • Defended a professional liability defendant in trial, Wise County, Texas, 2003.
  • Defended a personal injury trial in Jim Wells County, Texas, 2003.
  • Defended a personal injury trial in Travis County, Texas, 2002.
  • Defended a construction company in trial in Travis County, Texas, 2002.
  • Defended a personal injury trial in Travis County, Texas, 2001.
  • Board Certified – Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2002, recertified 2007, 2012, 2017)

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, Texas Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation: Defense, Energy and Natural Resources, 2016-2018
  • Legal Elite, 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer, Transportation & Commercial Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016, 2017
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Litigation; Oil, Gas and Energy Resources; and Construction Sections
    • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • Member, Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1989
    • Merit Scholar
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi
  • B.B.A., Finance, Economics, Cameron University, 1987
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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