Mark Edwards is a member in the firm and practices primarily in the Products Liability Practice Group and in the area of construction law. He has tried products liability cases to defense verdicts in difficult jurisdictions. He has handled thousands of complex litigation cases for the firm’s clients. He also represents businesses of different sizes as well as individuals in commercial, insurance and personal injury cases. Using the insight gained through many years of practice in multiple states to understand and overcome his clients’ legal challenges and provide them with the highest level of legal counsel and professionalism is Mark’s principle objective.
Mark has over 20 years of experience in the products liability area. His expertise includes :
The mass tort cases in which Mark has been involved include: asbestos exposure; free silica exposure; occupational hearing loss; benzene exposure; isocyanate exposure, legionnaire’s disease, mold exposures and pneumoconiosis dust cases.
He has secured over 30,000 voluntary dismissals for clients in toxic exposure cases. He has tried products liability cases involving respiratory protection equipment, personal protective equipment, tire failures and pneumatic tools.
He also has experience in the trial of shareholder derivative actions, premises liability, breach of contract, construction and vehicle accident cases.
He has served as national coordinating counsel for a silica defendant and has been extensively involved in very large insurance disputes following Hurricane Katrina.
Mark is a frequent guest speaker for local bar associations, civic groups and presents at continuing education seminars, a few of which include: “Overview of Toxic Mold Exposure,” Barristers Educational Service 2005; “Strategies and Developments in Mississippi Silica Litigation,” Defense Research Institute 2005; “Ethical Obligations of Defense Counsel,” Mississippi Bar 1999.
Author: Comment, Uninsured Motorist, the Second Class Insured, and Harris v. Magee: A Modest Proposal for Change, 61 Mississippi Law Journal 171, Spring, 1991, Darby Publishing Co.
When not in his office, Mark is an avid amateur Labrador Retriever trainer and is the President of the Bay Area Hunting Retriever Club. He also is very involved in First Presbyterian Church and its disaster assistance ministries.