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Mark B. Blackburn

I was born on May 14, 1963, in Pampa, Texas. Both my father and stepfather were career U.S. servicemen and thus I grew up throughout the United States. I graduated Allen High School, in Allen, Texas, and attended undergraduate at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

I obtained my Bachelor in Business Administration – Finance in 1985 and then attended law school at Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. I was a member of the Baylor Law Review and started my legal career in Dallas, Texas, with Strasburger and Price LLP.

I practiced in the Dallas office of S&P for eight years, specializing in products liability litigation. In 1997, I moved to the Austin office of S&P, specializing in products, commercial and general litigation until our formation of Erskine & Blackburn LLP in 2001.

I am married to my wife Shelli, who was born and raised in Texarkana, Texas. We are blessed with three beautiful daughters Laura Lee, Lindsy and Lily. We are members of Austin Christian Fellowship ('ACF'). I am an avid fly fisherman. I further enjoy mountain climbing (14ers), snow skiing and serving at our church and in the community.

Education & Experience

Undergraduate Education:

University of North Texas – Denton, Tx., B.B.A. – Finance, 1985

Graduate Education:

Baylor School of Law – Waco, Tx., J.D. 1988

Baylor Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor


State Bar of Texas
Travis County Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Christian Trial Lawyers Association




Strasburger & Price, L.L.P. Member; Dallas & Austin offices 1988-2001

Erskine & Blackburn, L.L.P. 2001 - present


All State Courts in Texas

United States District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western

honors and awards:

AV® Preeminent™ Rating 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell

Texas Super Lawyers

Selected National Trial Lawyers Top 100