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.

 

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

Speaking Engagements

Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority | Employment Strategies for Individuals with a Criminal Record | July 28, 2018

Recognition

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020 | August 16, 2019

Six Woods Rogers Attorneys Named a Roanoke Lawyer of the Year | August 15, 2019

Five Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA | May 24, 2019

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2018

Twenty-three Woods Rogers attorneys awarded honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 20, 2018

Twenty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Named by Virginia Business as 2017 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2017

Six Woods Rogers Attorneys Are a Roanoke Lawyer of the Year As Recognized by Best Lawyers in America | August 15, 2017

Thirty-six Woods Rogers Attorneys Are Recognized by Best Lawyers in America | August 15, 2017

Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Three Woods Rogers Attorneys and Two Practice Areas | June 13, 2017

Twenty-one Woods Rogers attorneys awarded honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | May 1, 2017

Twenty-seven Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2016 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2016

Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2017 The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2016

Two Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Their Field | May 2, 2016

Twenty-two Woods Rogers Attorneys Awarded Honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 7, 2016

Nineteen Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2015 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2015

Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America | August 19, 2015

Twenty-Two Woods Rogers Attorneys Awarded Honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 9, 2015

Woods Rogers’ attorney Mark Loftis was honored on Sept. 18 at the 49th Annual Bosses Night, hosted by the Roanoke Valley Legal Secretaries Association. | September 19, 2014

Thirty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America | August 22, 2014

2013 Legal Elite | December 2, 2013

33 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014 | August 15, 2013

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