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Mark Willingham

Shareholder | mwillingham@smsm.com
Shareholder | Houston, TX
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Mark Willingham is the managing shareholder of Segal McCambridge's Houston office. Mr. Willingham focuses his practice on automotive and transport litigation, commercial litigation, environmental litigation, personal injury, product liability, and trucking litigation. With over 25 years of experience as a trial attorney, he has litigated a wide variety of cases in state and federal court in Texas and throughout the United States.

Mr. Willingham has litigated and coordinated intricate multi-state and federal litigation and class-action claims for companies across the country. He has acted as trial counsel, national trial counsel, national coordinating counsel, and outside general counsel in different jurisdictions nationally.

Mr. Willingham received his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law – Houston, and a holds a BBA in Management and Finance from The University of Texas. He is a member of the Houston Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Defense Research Institute, Houston Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and Trucking Industry Defense Association.

Outside of work, Mr. Willingham enjoys quail hunting and spending time with his wife and children at their family-owned ranch in Comanche County, Texas.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Associated Builders and Contractors - Houston Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association

REPRESENTATIVE Trials

  • Defense verdict in severe injury case representing trucking company and driver.
  • Defense verdict in occupational injury claim representing equipment manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict in wrongful identification causing incarceration in theft representing store and cashier.
  • Defense verdict in injury from car accident case representing driver.
  • Defense verdict in professional malpractice suit against engineer and engineering company.
  • Defense verdict in fatality claim representing employer.
  • Defense verdict in fatality case representing trucking company and driver.
  • Defense verdict in injury claim representing sub-contractor.
  • Defense verdict in property damage claim representing trucking company and driver.
  • Defense verdict in malpractice suit against attorney.
  • Defense verdict in multiple claims for occupational exposure representing product manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict in death case representing supplier of alleged defective product.
  • Defense verdict in death case representing boiler manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict in double fatality boat accident representing boat manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict representing physician in medical malpractice claim.
  • Defense verdict in single fatality and multiple injuries from boat accident representing boat owner.
  • Defense verdict in commercial claim for breach of contract against supplier.
  • Defense verdict in DTPA claim asserted against car body shop.
  • Defense verdict representing dentist in dental malpractice claim.
  • Defense verdict in Suzuki Samaria roll over case representing car dealership.
  • Defense verdict in infant fatality drowning representing pool installation company.
  • Defense verdict in fatality case representing oil field equipment manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict in personal injury case at construction site representing contractor.
  • Defense verdict in fatality claim from chemical exposure representing product manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict in personal injury claims from formaldehyde exposure representing recreational vehicle manufacturer.

Education

South Texas College of Law, J.D. (1991)

The University of Texas, BBA, Finance and Management (1987)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit