Mark Linder is a toxic tort, product liability and personal injury litigation attorney in The Lanier Law Firm's Houston office. Mark is also well versed in appellate matters.
Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Mark worked as a litigation associate at a nationwide plaintiffs' firm located in Dallas, Texas, where he focused his practice upon seeking justice for those harmed by exposure to asbestos. Mark has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. His experience includes managing cases from pre-trial discovery through trial, as well as handling complex briefing and oral argument in the courts of appeals. He has represented persons exposed to asbestos as shipyard workers, sewer pipe laborers, petrochemical plant mechanics, pipefitters, machinists, auto mechanics, drywall workers, electricians, and railroad workers. Mark has also represented numerous clients with unorthodox exposure histories, including HVAC technicians, paint mixers, aircraft mechanics, persons exposed to industrial talc, and spouses, children, and siblings suffering asbestos-related injuries as a result of household exposure to asbestos fibers unknowingly brought home on the asbestos-laden work clothes of family members.
Mark earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. He was awarded a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center in 2008, where he served as the chief articles editor for the Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal. Mark was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2008 and the State Bar of California in 2010 and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
He is the author of Pollution v. Preemption: Vermont and the Fight for Co2 Regulation, 2 Envt'l & Energy L. & Pol'y J. 357 (2008), and is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Prior to entering law school, Mark served as an aide to Congressman Lloyd Doggett.