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Mark J. Barrera

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Appeals
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Mark J. Barrera aggressively pursues great results for his clients and is committed to providing exceptional service and value.  Every case is treated with the highest importance and receives his full attention.  He represents plaintiffs and defendants in matters including business litigation, serious personal injuries, estate and trust litigation, and appeals.


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2005
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • Masters in Professional Accounting – 2001
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. – 2001, With High Honors


  • Won "Top 100 Jury Verdict" in the United States in 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Texas, selected by peer recognition, The Wall Street Journal, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio, selected by peer recognition, Scene in San Antonio, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • San Antonio's Rising Stars, selected by peer recognition, Scene in San Antonio, 2008-2011

Representative Matters

  • Won $2.3 million jury verdict in wrongful death auto accident case.
  • Won summary judgment and appeal to the Texas Supreme Court, recovering $12 million for the heirs of an estate.
  • Won complete defense verdict in arbitration for investment advisor who had been sued by multiple investors alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Won complete defense verdict in jury trial for high tech equipment broker in a breach of contract lawsuit.
  • Won summary judgment and appeal for investors in a real estate investment dispute.
  • Won appeal overturning judgment that had been entered against manufacturing company.
  • Won appeal to the U.S. Fifth Circuit, overturning erroneous dismissal of the case by the federal district court.
  • Won final judgment and sanctions for lobbying firm in breach of contract suit against a real estate developer.
  • Won summary judgment recovering life insurance proceeds for family members of the insured.
  • Won summary judgment for landowner in trespass to try title and boundary dispute.
  • Won dismissal in federal court in wrongful death case brought against business owner.
  • Obtained countless other summary judgments, dismissals, and favorable settlements for plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, personal injury cases, and estate litigation.

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson, 2006-2007
  • Briefing Attorney for Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, Supreme Court of Texas, 2005-2006

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Associations and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Director, 2008 to 2010
  • William S. Sessions, American Inns of Court, 2010-2021
  • Oak Hills Church
  • Director, Central Catholic High School, 2019-2022
  • San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce Leadership San Antonio, Class 38
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alex Briseño Leadership Program


  • Spanish