Mark E. Torian

Mark E. Torian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
 | 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-8700
Fax: 214-939-8787
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mark Torian represents plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation disputes heard in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings. His experience includes cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, civil theft, shareholder derivative rights, partnership break-ups, and oil and gas disputes. Mark also defends claims for personal injury or wrongful death, as well as represents individuals and entities in state and federal white-collar criminal investigations conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, and U.S. Department of Justice.

About Mark Torian

Admitted: 2000, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Texas Rising Stars, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • All Texas district courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas


  • Favorable settlement in Texas limited partnership derivative litigation involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, breach of partnership agreement, and alter-ego.
  • Successful defense of insurer in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by an international hotel chain seeking business interruption losses for all hotels in North America and the Caribbean following September 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Favorable settlement during arbitration for multiple clients with fraud and breach of contract claims against major insurance carrier.
  • Substantial jury verdict for plaintiff following defendant's breach of an oral partnership agreement in a commercial real estate development deal. Case involved multiple properties in Texas and several other states, with damages based on past and future net profits.
  • Coordinating client response to investigations by federal authorities, including U.S. Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service. Preparing client for testimony before U.S. Congress.
  • Favorable settlement on behalf of client in oil & gas dispute over net profits interest and royalty payments involving breach of fiduciary duty by managers of Texas joint venture.
  • Favorable settlement for shareholder clients in complex derivative suit against officers and directors of Deleware corporation. Clients' claims included shareholder oppression, embezzlement, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Successful prosecution of securities fraud claims related to a private offering. Multiple investor clients received favorable settlement.
  • Zero-dollar defense verdict for corporate client in a bench trial against a major insurance carrier following a multimillion-dollar complex insurance dispute.
  • Successful defense of a drilling company in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by investors. Claim involved disruption of deepest corkscrew gas well in the world at the time.
  • Favorable settlement in products liability suit on behalf  of injured construction worker against international heavy equipment manufacturer. Case involved claims related to failed hydraulics on runaway, 40-ton paving machine .
  • Successful defense in a bench trial where the opposing party sought more than $1 million based on breach of contract allegations. Client earned a sizable judgment on counterclaims.
  • Multimillion-dollar settlement for family in a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Successful defense and prosecution of counterclaims on behalf of a Fortune 50 Company in a jury trial where the opposing party sought more than $1 million for breach of contract. Substantial jury verdict was awarded on the client's counterclaims for misappropriation of trade secrets, theft of trade secrets, and conspiracy.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Texas Rising Stars, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Arkansas, B.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Law Review member
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Office Location for Mark E. Torian

4400 Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270

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Last Updated: 1/14/2019

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