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Mark T. Murray

Picture of Mark T. Murray“Every case we handle helps real people dealing with devastating tragedies find better lives with better futures. We’re passionately committed to seeking life-changing justice for every client we take on.”

—Mark Murray

 

In 2005 Mark joined John Stevenson, bringing to the firm his exceptional record of success and expertise in complex personal injury litigation and plaintiffs’ rights.
Born in Colorado and raised in North Houston, Mark graduated from Baylor University where he excelled in national debate competitions and honed his leadership skills as president of his fraternity. He brought that same level of focus to the South Texas College of Law Houston, further developing his exceptional advocacy skills and earning selection to the prestigious Order of the Barristers. Upon graduation from law school, Mark began his career at Turner, Hendryx and Gasgoyne, litigating cases for defendants in wrongful death and product liability cases before moving to the firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend to litigate for injured victims.

Mark has practiced law ever since to protect the rights of victims of negligence and wrongdoing, achieving a list of accomplishments and legal achievements few litigators attain. Texas Monthly has named him a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2003, placing Mark in the top 5% of personal injury attorneys in the state (he is currently listed in the Texas Super Lawyers Top Lawyers and the Houston Region Top 100). In 2011 Mark achieved the No. 1 Texas jury verdict for a workplace safety claim, which was affirmed on appeal by the Texas Court of Appeals and was subsequently inducted into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame in 2013. He is a certified member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, placing him among the top 1% of U.S. trial attorneys. He was most recently named a Top 10 Attorney, Personal Injury by the National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Mark has a long history of giving back to the legal and educational community. He strives to improve the advocacy skills of young lawyers as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law Houston, where he has taught for more than 25 years. He is a past president of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and a life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country. He served as the 2011 president of the South Texas Alumni Association and is a frequent State Bar of Texas lecturer and contributor. The Klein ISD has recognized Mark on its Alumni Hall of Honor Wall. He received the 2014 South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni Impact Award and was recently honored with the establishment of a scholarship in his name.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2007

Certifications and Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996
  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000
  • Civil Pre-Trial Practice, 2010

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1990
  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Practice Areas

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Certified Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member

Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly—Since 2003
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers, Top 10 Lawyers, Personal Injury, 2015–2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff, 2015
  • Recipient of the South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni Impact Award, 2014
  • Establishment of the Mark T. Murray Alumni Association Annual Fund Scholarship, 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, 2011, 2012, 2015-2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers Houston Region, 2011–2016
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top 1%
  • Texas Lawyer Top 100 Verdicts, 2011–2012
  • Texas Lawyer/Verdict Search Hall of Fame, No. 1 Texas Workplace Safety Verdict, 2011
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, Houstonia Magazine
  • Klein ISD, Alumni Hall of Honor
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

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