Mark Werbner Talks to The Texas Lawbook About Starting His New Firm
Dallas trial lawyer Mark Werbner, who was a pupil of the great Jim Coleman, partnered for two decades with Dick Sayles and then practiced the past two years with Winston & Strawn’s Tom Melsheimer, has started his own law firm.
Werbner, who made global headlines in 2014 when he led a historic billion-dollar jury victory against a Middle Eastern bank accused of aiding terrorists, told The Texas Lawbook that he is opening up a solo shop called Werbner Law, where he plans to do more plaintiff’s litigation and white-collar criminal defense work.
Now 66, Werbner said he loved his time at Winston and working with Melsheimer, but he said he ran into conflicts regarding multiple potential clients.
“My rate at Winston was $1,150 an hour, and it was hard to represent individuals – my clientele has been business people and individuals,” he said. “The nature of Winston is to represent corporate America.”
“I’m already getting more referrals than I can take on without fear of conflicts,” he said.