Mark A. Youngjohn, Esq.
Mark A. Youngjohn is an experienced trial attorney. Areas of experience include construction defect litigation, personal injury and property tort litigation, complex subrogation, commercial litigation, contract, toxic tort, defense of commercial air carriers, trucking defense, DTPA claims, insurance coverage and bad faith defense. He has represented a variety of industrial contractors and industrial premises owners in premises cases and contract disputes. He has represented a variety of trucking companies in personal injury matters. He has represented a variety of builders in construction defect matters.
He obtained his Juris Doctorate cum laude from SMU in May 2000. He was a finalist in the Carmoody Mock Trial in fall 1999. He earned a Masters in Public Administration from Texas Tech University in December 1993. He received the prestigious TTU Academic Achievement Award with scholarship while in graduate school in fall 1992. He received his BA in Political Science from Texas Tech University in May 1989. He was born in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury and Property Damage Tort Defense
Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
Commercial & Contract Litigation
Recent Trials :
William Brewster v. Kentech and Marcom, Inc, In the 25th Judicial District Court of Colorado County, Texas. Represented Marcom Communications in a personal injury case arising from a construction site injury. Tried the case to a jury and received a favorable verdict pouring out the Plaintiff. Last offer was $20,000. Last demand was $350,000.00.
R.C. Graham v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Qualitech Maintenance, Inc. This case arose out of a motor vehicle accident in which we defended Qualitech against R.C. Graham. Goodyear settled prior to trial. At trial Plaintiff received a $168,000 verdict, after which Judge Floyd granted a directed verdict on medical specials. With offsets for settlement credits the judgment ultimately rendered was for $5,000. Prior to trial we had tendered a $5,000 offer. Plaintiff’s last demand was $100,000.
Linda Wheeler v. Greg Baxter, Harris County, Texas. Linda Wheeler as our client intervened against Greg Baxter in a partnership dispute alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duties arising from the development of an apartment complex. After a week of trial the jury rendered a verdict in favor of our client of more than $3.3 million plus attorney fees. The matter settled upon appeal with recovery of an amount greater than originally awarded by the jury.
- Southern Methodist University, cum laude – 2000 - J.D. – Cum Laude
- Texas Tech University – 1993 - Masters – Public Administration
- Texas Tech University = 1989 - BA – Political Science
Bar Admissions & Professional Memberships :
- Texas State Bar – 2000
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
- Construction Law Section
- Litigation Section
- Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy – 2005