As chairman of the firm’s Litigation Section, Mark Loftis practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability, and insurance coverage litigation.
He has extensive experience representing product manufacturers, product retailers, and utility companies in litigation matters in both state and federal courts.
Mark frequently writes and lectures on warranty, contract, and technology law issues.
Additionally, in conjunction with his litigation work, Mark advises public housing authorities and other public entities on contract, procurement and regulatory issues, and on disclosure and related issues under the Freedom of Information Act.
Mark has served as president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the leading statewide bar organization for attorneys dedicated to the defense of civil actions, and has been inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation.
An experienced trial lawyer who has tried numerous cases to verdict, Mark is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is a three-time Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year for Roanoke, Virginia. Chambers & Partners recognizes him as one of Virginia’s leading commercial litigators, including being named to Chambers’ Leaders in Their Field list. Mark holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review rating. He is also a Virginia Super Lawyer.
His pro bono work includes serving as Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.
American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation—Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates—Virginia Chapter
Defense Research Institute—DRI Exceptional Performance Citation (2006); Member, Products Liability Committee
Journal of Civil Litigation—Board of Editors (1998-2002)
Roanoke Bar Association
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys—President (2005-06)
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Law Foundation—Fellow
Virginia Law and Practice: A Handbook for Attorneys (2020), Co-author
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2013 Legal Elite | December 2, 2013
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