South Carolina Injury Lawyer
As head of the litigation department and for over 22 years in representing clients, Mark practices what he learned as an Eagle Scout – be prepared. He believes his experience has helped him to be prepared for any circumstance and he puts that to good use in and out of the courtroom on behalf of those who have been injured by defective products, in car crashes, and in tractor trailer collisions.
In 1997, Mark represented the parents of Sergio Jimenez who was ejected from the back of a Chrysler minivan in an accident and killed. The case resulted in a $262.5 million verdict for the family and remains the largest personal injury verdict in South Carolina.
When he’s not with clients or family, Mark can be found golfing, boating, bow hunting or competing in triathlons.
- University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1989 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1985 B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Certificates & Honors:
- Best Lawyers in America, 2014
- Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Plaintiff, 2013
- Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy 1993 – present
- AV Preeminent rating – Martindale Hubbell
- South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008 – present
- South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly SC Trial Lawyers Association), president 2010 – 2011
- American Board of Trial Advocates, Charleston Chapter, president 2006 – 2007
- South Carolina Bar Association, Board of Governors 1999 – 2001; president, Young Lawyers Division 1998-1999
- Attorney Information Exchange Group, Board of Governors 2004 – 2006
- Charleston County Bar Association, Executive Committee 2000 – 2001
- “Computer Animation,” TRIAL Magazine, November 1998
- “Avoiding 10 Pitfalls of Demonstrative Evidence” TRIAL Magazine, November 2000
Just Ask Mark:
Q: What is my case worth?
A: Every case is different. The facts, the clients’ injuries, the way the clients progress throughout the case – all of these factors can affect the outcome. Once a client has been released from the doctor and I have all the medical records, I investigate each facet of the case and look at it from every angle. I gather all the information about the progression of treatment, future prognosis, and investigate the actions of the defendant before I begin to estimate what a case is worth. There is simply too much information in each claim to hazard a guess at the beginning, but I promise to work thoroughly and diligently until I know exactly what we have ahead of us.