Mark is a Partner with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. Mark graduated cum laude from Millsaps College in 2000, receiving a B.A. in Economics. He went on to receive both a law degree and a Certificate in Admiralty and Maritime Law from Tulane University in 2004. Following graduation, Mark served as law clerk to Judge Robert Chaisson of the 29th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Charles, Louisiana.
Mark’s practice is primarily focused on litigation arising out of oil and gas exploration and production. In 2011, Mark joined the firm to bring additional maritime law experience to the Deepwater Horizon litigation wherein the firm served as local counsel for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He has handled maritime personal injury cases and contractual indemnity disputes for a variety of major oil companies, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, Anadarko, and Shell. His defense practice also includes toxic exposure litigation involving benzene and naturally-occurring radioactive materials (NORM), as well as occupational noise exposure. He also has experience in land contamination litigation and has assisted in preparing historical timelines in connection with wetlands land-loss litigation.
Mark has experience in the additional areas of premises liability, products liability, insurance defense and general civil litigation. He is a member of the Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, all Louisiana State Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mark has received the highest rating available, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mark resides in Metairie with his wife, Katheryn, and his children, Livy and Quinn.