Mark, a fourth-generation New Mexican, received a B.A. in Literature from New Mexico State University in 2010 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of New Mexico in 2013. During law school, he was a professional articles editor for the New Mexico Law Review, in which he had an article published in the Summer 2012 edition. Mark also clerked for an estate planning firm and a civil defense firm in Albuquerque, NM while in law school. Mark joined the firm in 2015 following a two-year clerkship at the New Mexico Supreme Court. Mark's practice is focused primarily on civil litigation and trial strategies, with a specialized emphasis on insurance defense for individuals and businesses, and local and state governments. His work encompasses defense strategies in both first and third party claims and includes general litigation, employment, construction defect, and bad faith arenas. He serves on the board of the First Judicial Bar District Association and is a member of the Oliver Seth Inn of Court. Mark is a member of the New Mexico State Bar and the Federal Bar; admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of New Mexico and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to law school, Mark worked as a deck hand on a commercial fishing vessel in Kodiak, Alaska for five summers, which allowed him to travel to over 30 countries.