Meet Attorney Mark Smith
Attorney Mark Smith has broad experience in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of personal injury, contract disputes, commercial litigation and insurance coverage. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in such matters practicing in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Mark also has broad ranging alternative dispute resolution experience, including arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He has served as an arbitrator in various venues since 1998. He currently serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and also as a hearing officer for the St. Paul Public Housing Agency. He is a Minnesota Rule 114 qualified neutral and available to serve as a mediator and utilize his experience and knowledge to help litigants resolve their disputes prior to trial, or even prior to litigation.
Mark has represented multi-million dollar insurance companies, medium and small businesses, and individuals in a wide variety of matters. His experiences of serving as counsel for plaintiffs and defendants provide him with a strong foundation in analyzing cases and helping his clients achieve desired outcomes.
Mark graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1994 and began his civil litigation practice in Chicago, where he provided services to numerous large insurance companies and self-insured entities. He served as defense counsel in significant injury and wrongful death claims for the companies and their policy holders who had been sued.
In early 1997, Mark relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota, working briefly for a large local law firm, in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage and personal injury. Later in 1997, Mark was recruited to work as house counsel for a national insurance company handling a wide range of cases involving wrongful death, products liability, personal injury and insurance coverage disputes across Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In 2001, Mark opened his own practice. Since that time he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters, including wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability claims, auto accidents, assault claims, insurance coverage issues, contract disputes and various other civil matters.