May 24

Werbner Excels in Both Civil, Criminal Arenas


(Dallas) In an increasingly specialized world, it’s rare to come across a lawyer who can claim expertise in two seemingly disparate areas of the law. Mark Werbner is one of those lawyers.

Mr. Werbner, a name partner in Sayles Werbner, is consistently recognized by his peers and the media as one of the best lawyers in Texas. His expertise in both civil and criminal law have helped fuel that recognition.

Mr. Werbner spoke on Effective Opening Statements in Criminal Cases at the "Advanced Program on Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy," which was held May 23-26 in Plano, Texas. Mr. Werbner was also the program’s co-chair and served on the faculty for the event, which was sponsored by The Center for American and International Law.

On June 27, Mr. Werbner will give a presentation on Convincing Juries to Award Compensatory and Punitive Damages. It will be part of a seminar titled "Winning Commercial Cases in Federal Courts," sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation and The Center for American and International Law’s Institute for Litigation Studies. Mr. Werbner also serves on the faculty for this program.

Mr. Werbner is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Criminal Law. Board certified lawyers must meet a higher level of expertise and continuing legal education than non-board certified lawyers. Only about 9 percent of Texas attorneys are board certified, and fewer than 2 percent have dual certifications.

Being well-versed in both areas of law is more than just an intellectual pursuit for Mr. Werbner. “I admit, I find both areas of the law fascinating and challenging,” he says. “But my clients benefit greatly by my having significant experience in both civil and criminal law. These days, when a criminal prosecution is often followed up by a shareholder lawsuit, knowing where all the potential threats lurk is invaluable.”

Mr. Werbner is consistently named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, he has been profiled by The National Law Journal as one of the top litigators in the nation, named the Go-To lawyer in Plaintiff’s Civil litigation by Texas Lawyer and named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Additionally, he has been named one of the Top 10 lawyers in Texas by Texas Monthly in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and he is currently gaining national recognition for his role as lead counsel in the pending $875 million lawsuit against the Arab Bank, accusing it of financing terrorist actions in Israel and the West Bank.

Based in Dallas, Sayles Werbner is a trial law firm that provides its clients innovative solutions, creative strategies and reliable advice. The firm's track record has earned it recognition as one of the five "winningest" trial law firms in America by The National Law Journal, and its numerous victories have been profiled in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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