Mark J. Barrera

Mark J. Barrera

San Antonio, Texas

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*

  • 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 multi-million dollar judgment for bank against borrowers on claims for fraud and civil RICO violations.
  • Represented business owner in multi-million dollar lawsuit against partners for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty and obtained favorable settlement.
  • 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 multi-million dollar 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.

* Some matters handled at prior firm

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


  • 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

  • Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Rising Stars," , 2009 - 2014
  • SA Scene, “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers", 2014
  • 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


  • Spanish