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John Holman Barr

Mark Lapidus
Of Counsel

Mark Lapidus practices in the areas of first- and third-party personal injury claims, products liability and tort, construction defect-related litigation, first party fraud, “bad faith” and other extra-contractual liability, long haul trucking, and employment law. Mr. Lapidus has a particular expertise in handling cases involving both accidental and intentionally set fires. He has handled and currently handles many cases involving either a product alleged to have started a fire or an intentionally set fire started by or on behalf of an insured. He has published written materials, lectured and given speeches to clients and various industry organizations on many of these issues.

Mr. Lapidus had been designated as a “Super Lawyer” and is “AV” rated (the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell). He is also Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his certification in 1997 and was re-certified in 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017. He has handled and tried cases throughout the entire state of Texas and New Mexico.

Mr. Lapidus received his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of Houston in 1987. Mr. Lapidus graduated from law school as a member of the Order of the Barons (top 15%). He is a member of the Texas and Houston Bar Associations. He is a Houston Bar Foundation Fellow and is actively involved in the Houston Bar Association. He is a former panel chair for one of the State Bar Grievance Committees and is a member of The Speaker’s Bureau, where he volunteers to give speeches and lectures to local schools and civic groups. Mr. Lapidus’ professional references are available upon request.

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association

  • Houston Bar Foundation- Life Fellow

  • State Bar of Texas- admitted 1988

  • Admitted to all Federal courts in Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Community and Social Involvement

  • Former Board member- University of Houston Law School Alumni

  • Former Board member- Bellaire Little League

  • Speakers Bureau– Houston Bar Association

  • Fund Raising Committee member- Presbyterian School Houston

  • University of Houston Law School alumni Gala Chair (2000)

  • Part-time soccer and baseball coach

  • HBA Golf Tournament Committee

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