2011 Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

2011 Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

DALLAS – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark S. Werbner has been named as the 2011 recipient of the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year award.

Werbner will receive the award during the DBA’s annual Bench Bar Conference in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, in September. The prestigious award is presented annually to a DBA member who best exemplifies the noble principles of the legal profession and who has achieved extraordinary success in the courtroom.

Werbner is one of the nation’s most respected trial lawyers in complex business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in more than 150 jury trials throughout Texas and across the United States.

The representation of Commil USA by Werbner and other attorneys in a patent infringement lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc. resulted in the 9th largest intellectual property verdict in Texas in 2010, according to VerdictSearch.

“Mark is a quick, smart and compelling trial lawyer,” wrote Bob Mow, a partner at K&L Gates in Dallas, in a profile of Werbner published in DBA Headnotes. “He has a winning smile for the honest witness and a drop-dead cross-examination for his adversaries. These skills have put Mark at the very top of the trial lawyers in this country.”

Werbner recently was featured as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in D Magazine and routinely is named in the Texas Super Lawyers listing in Texas Monthly magazine. He has been recognized as one of the state’s top five commercial litigation attorneys by Texas Lawyer, among the top five corporate litigators in Dallas by D CEO, and one of the city’s top five defense attorneys by the Dallas Business Journal.

Werbner earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in 1978, and received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas. He maintains an international reputation as a proven trial attorney in complex business litigation, intellectual property matters, life-altering personal injury cases, product safety claims and practically every type of case that requires courtroom expertise.