Criminal Trial / Defense


Civil Trial / Litigation


Education

University of Texas
School of Law

J.D.
1989

University of Texas at Austin
B.B.A. Finance
magna cum laude
1986

Law Licenses & Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas
Litigation Section

United States Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit

United States Court
Western District of Texas

United States District Court
Northern District of Texas





 

 

 


Mark Sean Cruzcosa

About Mark

Mark Cruzcosa has practiced commercial litigation and personal injury trial law for 25 years in courts across the State of Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance with high honors and attended the University of Texas School Of Law.

After graduating from law school, Mark accepted a position at the Austin law firm of Pope, Hopper, Roberts & Warren with a practice devoted to trial and appellate litigation involving real estate, banking, and business deceptive trade practices. He has served as appellate counsel in legal opinions that have been cited by state and federal courts across the country, as well as in legal and appraisal professional trade journals and seminar papers and the book, Banks and Thrifts: Government Enforcement and Receivership. Zisman, B. (Matthew Bender, 2nd ed. 2013). Mark has been lead counsel in six different motor vehicle crash fatality cases, including a 2013 settlement in excess of $900K in a wrongful death case involving an eighteen-wheeler. In addition to his long history as a civil litigator, Mark also successfully defended a federal court case involving charges of criminal money laundering and conspiracy to smuggle firearms.

Mark is in the litigation section of the State Bar of Texas, a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, and is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected for their outstanding professional achievement and demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the State of Texas. Each year only 1/3 of 1% of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. In 2014, Mark joined our firm so that he could incorporate white collar criminal defense into his active business litigation and personal injury trial law practice.

Above all else, Mark is grateful for the time he can spend with his teenagers, Keaton and Riley. He has served as a volunteer coach in youth baseball and football with the West Austin Youth Association. Whenever the occasion permits, Mark also enjoys playing league tennis and hunting small game.

Past Employment