Mark D. Loftis PrincipalvCard | Bio

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, Va. 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.

Affiliations

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