Mark L. Taylor | Partner

mark-taylorMark’s practice focuses on product liability, personal injury, and commercial litigation. He has handled complex product liability cases involving children’s toys, home paper shredders, asbestos products, electrical safety devices such as GFCI outlets, and safety products such as air masks and safety scissors.  In negligence cases, he handles claims against trucking companies, construction companies, and other professionals who fail to maintain the appropriate level of “ordinary care” expected from those in their profession.  He has worked on many mass tort dockets, where large numbers of consumers have been injured by prescription drugs, pharmaceutical implants, or other mass-produced medical products.

Practice Areas:

  • Product liability
  • Pharmaceutical litigation
  • Negligence and personal injury
  • Catastrophic injury cases
  • Home paper shredder litigation
  • Commercial and business litigation

Education:

  • J.D. (University of Texas School of Law, 1994)
  • B.B.A. (Accounting, University of Oklahoma, 1981)

Admitted to Practice:

  • 1995

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Listed in Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars Magazines, “Texas Super Lawyer;” 2008
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Briefing Attorney for Justice John Cornyn, Texas Supreme Court; 1994-1995
  • Editor in Chief, Texas Law Review, University of Texas, at Austin, School of Law; 1993-1994

Presentations and Publications

  • “Preparing Witnesses for Depositions,” Houston Law School CLE Program, 2003
  • “A Proposal to Limit Industrial Relocation Incentives,” Texas Law Review, Vol. 72, 1994

Representative Product Liability and Personal Injury Cases

  • Plumber electrocuted while working under a house due to defectively wired ground fault circuit interrupter.
  • Women suffering chemical burns on their feet from shoes manufactured in China with a toxic residue left on the shoe.
  • Three-year-old whose fingers were pulled into a defectively-designed home paper shredder, causing partial amputation of 3-fingers.
  • Child whose finger was amputated at a day-care center using scissors that were allegedly designed for small children.
  • Driver whose entire family was injured when a truck driver failed to slow when approaching a construction zone, rear-ending two cars.
  • Truck driver whose vehicle rolled over due to failure to stabilize the load.
  • Widow whose husband’s life insurance benefits were denied due to an alleged misrepresentation on the insurance application.
  • Women who were diagnosed with breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy drugs.
  • Psychiatric patients who developed diabetes after prescriptions of Zyprexa.
  • Hernia sufferers who had surgical mesh implants that failed due to the defective design of the implant.
  • Mesothelioma victims who were exposed to asbestos dust while working in factories, construction, and manufacturing jobs.
  • Motorcycle rider who sustained a closed-head injury after his defectively designed helmet failed to protect him during his accident.
  • Toddler who suffered a broken arm when a play station with inadequate support collapsed.
  • Client whose lawyer failed to make timely designation of expert witness, resulting in a significant diminution of his breach of contract case.

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