Mark W. Collmer

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Houston, Texas

Collmer Law Group
Mark W. Collmer
Collmer Law Group

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1982

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

Collmer Law Group

3700 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006 Visit website

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One of the most notable attorneys in Houston, Texas, Mark W. Collmer founded Collmer Law Group in 2004 to offer high-quality legal services to the residents of Texas. Known for upholding the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect, he has over four decades of experience assisting clients in matters involving:

  • Personal injury: Aviation accidents, car and motorcycle wrecks, commercial truck accidents, defective products, professional malpractice, pharmaceutical liability and more
  • Civil litigation: Commercial and business litigation, lease issues, breach of contract, ERISA claims, insurance disputes, oil field patents, class actions, consumer actions, defamation and royalty claims

Mr. Collmer holds a double board certification in personal injury and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1989. He has prepared hundreds of cases for trial and handled numerous class-action lawsuits, obtaining successful jury verdicts and favorable resolutions for his clients. As a trained mediator, he shoulders countless mediations, seeking effective resolutions to conflicts outside the courtroom.

A cum laude graduate of Baylor University, Mr. Collmer majored in mathematics and philosophy and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1978. He earned his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1982 from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was first admitted to practice in the state courts of Texas in 1982 followed by the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

A fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Mr. Collmer is also actively affiliated with several legal associations throughout Texas, including the Association of Attorney-Mediators, the Texas Association of Mediators, the State Bar of Texas – Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the American Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He also served as a member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Personal Injury Trial Law Disciplinary Committee.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Defense

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Legal Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30% Professional Liability: Defense

First Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://collmerlaw.com/attorney-profile/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Texas, 1982
  • ADR Section, American Bar Association
  • ADR Section, State Bar of Texas Member
  • Texas Association of Mediators, Candidate Member
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • The University of Texas Alumni Association Executive Committee, member (two two- year terms) 2018-present, 2018
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Personal Injury Trial Law, Disciplinary Committee - 2013-2017, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training — A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989 to present
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989 to present
Educational Background:
  • Baylor University, B.A., cum laude, double major in Mathematics and Philosophy, outstand student, Department of Philosophy, 1978
  • Baylor University, graduate study, Department of Philosophy, Masters program, 1979
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Head Usher for St Lukes United Methodist Church for the 9:45 a.m. services 2005 - present. In charge of assignment of duties of 6-16 aging ushers, including other lawyers who usher and various personalities, as well as occasionally dealing with mentally disturbed "visitors" who happen by, without causing an incident. Numerous problems successfully resolved on that front with no arrests and only one sanctuary wrestling match during a service, 2021
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Sutherland Springs shooting case involving the shooting of members of the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church. No trial involvement but pretrial assistance in Federal Tort Claims Act case presently pending in US District Court in San Antonio, Texas, awaiting final verdict on damages. Bench trial only under the FTCA. Liability finding already determined by USDC earlier in 2021. Joint representation of the Holcombe family who lost 9 members of the family including children, grandchildren, stepchildren and step-grandchildren, 2021
  • Cheatham, et al., v. Pohl, et al. - Successful defense of owner of litigation finance company, who was also the wife of the attorney of which the primary complaints were lodged, sued in conjunction with attorney for barratry, fee forfeiture, conspiracy for violate Texas Barratry Act, and fraud, and other causes of action in several cases; settlement of one, summary judgment for litigation finance company and officer and employee. Summary judgment on all grounds presently pending on appeal. Related litigation includes at least four Harris County cases and one Louisiana case, 2019

Office location for Mark W. Collmer

3700 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713-322-0133

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Law

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