Contact Mark Blackburn
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
University of North Texas – Denton, Tx., B.B.A. – Finance, 1985
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
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
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