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Mark Delphin has been practicing law in Lake Charles and surrounding areas for over thirty years. A native of Cane River, Louisiana, Mark received his Juris Doctorate degree from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert School of Law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Following law school, he clerked at the Louisiana Supreme Court for one year before coming to Lake Charles, Louisiana. As an experienced trial lawyer, Mark has fought for justice in many arenas throughout his career but now focuses on personal injury claims.

Areas of Practice:

General Litigation
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Premises Liability Claims
Insurance – Bad Faith
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability Law
Toxic Torts
Bad Faith

Bar/Court Admissions:

Louisiana, 1981
Texas, 1997
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1981, and all other Federal Courts,
including the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Education:

Graduate Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, 1995
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D., 1981
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, B.A., 1978

Associations/Licenses/Certifications:

Louisiana State Bar Association, October 1981
Texas State Bar Association, July 1997
Southwest Bar Association, August 1981
Louisiana Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Ranch Club, Trial Lawyer’s College
College of State Bar of Texas
Licensed to Practice before all Louisiana State and Federal Courts

Past Organizations Represented:

Legal Counsel for Bayou Comprehensive Health Center
Legal Counsel for NAACP, Lake Charles Branch
Legal Counsel for Calcasieu Youth Organization

Notable Accomplishments:

Served on Judicial Commission of Louisiana from January 2008 to January 2012.
Associate counsel for the Louisiana Attorney General Tobacco Litigation team.
Numerous class action and mass tort cases, including Mossville Litigation, Fen/Phen, Baycol, and Louisiana Clerk of Court Litigation.
Composed and coordinated the team who presented State v. Wigley, 624 So. 2d 425 (La. 1993), to the Louisiana Supreme Court which, in large, lead to the creation of the Public Defender System in Louisiana today.

But, we have also fought hard for folks with lesser value claims, such as,

Dog Bite Cases
Slips and Fall
Car Crashes
Commercial Vehicle Crashes
Mass Tort Cases, such as, Stryker Hip Implant Cases
Worker’s Compensation Cases

Below is a sample of some, but not all, of some of the more complex cases in which Mark has been involved and/or personally handled over the years:

Over $4.6 Billion in the Historic Louisiana Attorney General Tobacco Litigation.
Over $40 Million in damages due to a community affected by hazardous chemicals.
Over $5,000,000 in damages as a result of exposure to a dangerous weight loss drug.
Over $3,000,000 in damages for an automobile crash where a commercial vehicle had inadequate “underride protection.”
Jury verdict valued at greater than $1,000,000 due to a slip and fall accident.