Mark

Deaton

Associate
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Mark represents both individuals and corporations on a variety of complex commercial litigation issues, including oil and gas litigation, breach of contract, business torts, fraudulent transfer, construction litigation, and product liability. Having come to the practice of law after a career in the transportation industry, Mark recognizes corporate clients face many pressures in litigation, be they economic, governance, or public perception. Mark strives to provide thoughtful, creative counsel that exceeds the client’s expectations in order to build lasting relationships.

Prior to his legal career, Mark spent more than 15 years managing airline crews in the South of Tokyo, European and Indian markets and designing and delivering onboard security and safety curricula. He is committed to achieving practical business solutions with integrity while maintaining open and authentic communication with clients and colleagues.

Education

Admission

  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Houston Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas

Overview

Mark represents both individuals and corporations on a variety of complex commercial litigation issues, including oil and gas litigation, breach of contract, business torts, fraudulent transfer, construction litigation, and product liability. Having come to the practice of law after a career in the transportation industry, Mark recognizes corporate clients face many pressures in litigation, be they economic, governance, or public perception. Mark strives to provide thoughtful, creative counsel that exceeds the client’s expectations in order to build lasting relationships.

Prior to his legal career, Mark spent more than 15 years managing airline crews in the South of Tokyo, European and Indian markets and designing and delivering onboard security and safety curricula. He is committed to achieving practical business solutions with integrity while maintaining open and authentic communication with clients and colleagues.

Experience

  • Products Liability Defense

    Assisted in successfully defending a leading manufacturer of personnel lifts in a products liability case in which, after a three week jury trial, the general contractor for the Baylor

  • Products Liability Defense

    Successfully defended a leading manufacturer of construction lighting equipment in a products liability case, in which, after moving for summary judgment

  • Construction Litigation

    Successfully defended HVAC subcontractor in condominium tower construction dispute by obtaining summary judgment that plaintiff homeowners were bound to waiver

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