Mark J. Barrera

Mark J. Barrera

Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-244-5858
Fax:
210-224-5890
Email:

Mark J. Barrera aggressively pursues great results for his clients and is committed to providing exceptional service and value.  His clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations.  Every case is treated with the highest importance and receives his full attention.  He represents plaintiffs and defendants in matters including contract disputes, wrongful death, fraud claims, estate and trust litigation, failed business deals, and professional liability.

Noteworthy Experience

  • Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson, 2006-2007
  • Briefing Attorney for Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, Supreme Court of Texas, 2005-2006

Representative Matters* 

  • Won jury verdict for high tech equipment broker in a breach of contract lawsuit.
  • Defended numerous investors in multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer lawsuits filed by SEC receiver in the Stanford Financial Group litigation, achieving favorable settlements.
  • Obtained final judgment and sanctions against real estate developer in breach of contract case.
  • Represented court-appointed receiver in high profile dispute over a trust containing $1 billion in assets.
  • Defended Fortune 100 company against wrongful death and personal injury claims, achieving favorable settlements.
  • Obtained judgment for bank against borrowers on claims for fraud and civil RICO violations.
  • Successfully represented owner in high stakes business dispute regarding fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Defended executor in will contest and obtained favorable settlement on the eve of trial.
  • Represented former employees in a contract dispute with oil and gas company and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Obtained summary judgment for medical device manufacturer in products liability lawsuit.
  • Obtained judgment for creditors' trust against debtor on fraudulent transfer claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment for public hospital in suit alleging constitutional violations.
  • Obtained dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, in products liability case brought against general contractor.
  • Defended law firm in royalty dispute with its former associate and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Obtained dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, in wrongful death case brought against small business owner.
  • Won appeal after briefing and oral argument reversing judgement that had been entered against client. 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Journal: Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Executive Editor
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • Masters in Professional Accounting - 2001
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With High Honors

Honors and Awards

  • SA Scene, "San Antonio's Rising Stars," , 2009 - 2014
  • SA Scene, “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers", 2014, 2018
  • San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce Leadership San Antonio, Class 38
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alex Briseño Leadership Program, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Director, 2008 - 2010
  • William S. Sessions, American Inns of Court
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Oak Hills Church
  • Director, Central Catholic High School

Languages

  • Spanish