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H. Mark Burck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Hanszen Laporte LLP
14201 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 713-522-9444
Fax: 713-524-2580
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Defense (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

H. Mark Burck is senior counsel at Houston, Texas-based Hanszen Laporte. A highly regarded civil litigation attorney, he provides defense representation to people and insurers and other companies in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, dangerous products, premises liability, and construction defects. Mr. Burck has a particular focus on trucking accidents, both local and interstate, and he defends trucking companies and truck drivers in that regard. His premises liability cases have included water parks, carnivals, go-cart arcades, and amusement parks.

Mr. Burck has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has also been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Held in high esteem by his fellow professionals for his superb ethics and outstanding track record, Mr. Burck has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Majoring in finance, Mr. Burck attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate, and he received both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. He then moved to Dallas to pursue a legal education at SMU Dedman School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986. Mr. Burck was the managing partner at a Houston firm until joining Hanszen Laporte in 2014. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Mr. Burck's professional affiliations include the Trucking Industry Defense Association, and he is an active participant in the Good Steward Global Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides books to residents of underdeveloped countries.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About H. Mark Burck

First Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.hanszenlaporte.com/about-us/h-mark-burck/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
  • Mentor, Child Protective Services, Foster Kids Program
  • Houston Ballet 
  • Good Steward Global Initiative
  • St. Francis Episcopal Day School

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • All Courts of the State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Honors/Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Personal Injury: Defense (10-year honor)
  • AV Preeminent — Martindale–Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy — National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified in Civil Practice Advocacy — National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Educational Background

  • B.S./B.A., Finance — University of Florida, 1982 
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Office Location for H. Mark Burck

14201 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

Phone: 713-522-9444

Fax: 713-524-2580

Last Updated: 8/24/2021

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