Mark W. Moran is a partner in the complex litigation/dispute resolution group and he chairs the firm’s large loss property subrogation practice.
Mark has over 27 years of litigation experience. His unique subrogation practice is exclusively focused on contingency-fee-based, large property loss recovery. Mark and his team have successfully litigated and tried to verdict dozens of property damage and construction defect cases throughout the country.
Mark is repeatedly selected by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer and he is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®.
Mark received his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law where he served as articles editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. He clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo Garza, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and prior to law school, Mark earned his B.B.A. in finance and accounting from Texas A&M University.
- Represents subrogating insurers in the West Texas Fertilizer plant explosion litigation;
- Represented subrogating insurer in Bastrop forest fire litigation;
- Represented client in an insurance coverage declaratory judgment action including appeal and oral argument before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division;
- Represented a client in a dispute arising out of a roof collapse in the gulf coast area;
- Represented a developer and insurer in a construction defect dispute involving the development of retirement condominiums in New England;
- Represented a client in a loss arising out of combustion of a painter’s drop cloths;
- Represented a client in an explosion in the Houston area against a fiber optic drilling contractor;
- Represented clients in litigation against major manufacturers in several products’ liability lawsuits;
- Represented a client in a water damage claim against a plumbing contractor for failing to properly install a water main;
- Represented a client in a roof collapse claim against a contractor for the negligent design and engineering of a roof when converting a movie theater into a church;
- Represented a client in a roof collapse claim against a landlord for failure to keep a Texas brewery in a good and safe condition;
- Represented a client in a case against an insurance agent for errors and omissions in providing coverage for its insured, arising out of a fire loss claim.
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Arizona
Dallas Bar Association
National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB)
Additional Education & Achievements
- Nova Casualty Co. v. Central Mutual Ins. Co., 59 A.D.3d 777, 872 N.Y.S.2d 603 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009). Circumvented work-product and “spray painting” coverage exclusions to secure a million dollar recovery against contractors.
- United Ohio Ins. Co. v. Central Mutual Ins. Co., 2011-Ohio-2432 (Ohio Ct. App. 2011). Successfully petitioned Ohio Second District Court of Appeals to reverse trial court’s ruling vacating an arbitration award.
- 2008 National Property Subrogation Strategies ExecuSummit, Atlantic City, New Jersey, presenter
- Building Collapse Symposium for the 2008 Annual NASP Conference, Hollywood, Florida, panelist and presenter
- 2009 PLRB National Claims Conference, Seattle, Washington, presenter
- 2011 NASP Litigation Skills Conference, San Diego, California, presenter and property track co-leader
- 2012 NASP Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, presenter
- 2012-2014 NASP Texas Chapter Meeting, Dallas, Texas, chapter chair
- 2017 Presenter for client in-house training, “Lessons Learned in the Trenches: Finding Concealed Subro.”