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Mark L. Merrell

Attorney Mark L. Merrell

Biography

Mark is an experienced commercial litigator, who has consistently provided favorable results and cost-effective service to his clients. He has significant experience in all aspects of the litigation process, including taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive briefs and motions, and preparation for, and participation in, trial.

Mark's representative experience includes counseling his clients on a wide variety of complex issues, including those related to construction, oil and gas, and real property.  He also has extensive experience representing both condemning authorities and landowners in the acquisition of property through the power of eminent domain.

Mark attended Texas A&M University, where he graduated summa cum laude.  Following college, he attended the University of Chicago Law School. While there, Mark participated in the law school's Appellate Advocacy Clinic, where he briefed and argued an appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, under the supervision of former D.C. Circuit Judge Abner Mikva.  Following graduation from law school, Mark worked for five years as an associate with Andrews Kurth LLP in its public law litigation section.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Texas A&M University, Texas
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 2005

Past Positions

  • Andrew Kurth LLP , 2005 to 2011