Mark S. Dugan


Commercial Litigation
  • Extensive experience in complex commercial litigation cases. Experience includes lawsuits involving business divorces, disputes over “buy-sell” provisions, breach of fiduciary duties of directors, officers, and managers of different types of businesses, “earn-out” provisions in merger agreements, and complex probate lawsuits.

Real Estate
  • Served as lead counsel in real estate litigation lawsuits, including disputes over real estate sales contracts, licensing agreements, title insurance claims and landlord/tenant disputes.

  • Extensive experience in creditors’ rights, including obtaining and collecting judgments through conducting post-judgment discovery, obtaining Writs of Garnishment, Orders on Applications for Turnover, levying on Writs of Execution, and collecting on foreign judgments domesticated in Texas.


Mark grew up working in his family’s business in Childress, a small town in the Texas panhandle. As a result of his experiences in working in the family business, Mark decided to major in finance when earning a B.B.A. degree at Texas Tech University. Mark graduated cum laude with a B.B.A./Finance degree in three years and then attended Baylor Law School where he served as an Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review.

Throughout Mark’s legal career, he has focused primarily on commercial litigation cases. When a firm client sold his business through a merger agreement, Mark was successful in obtaining a judgment for additional consideration on the purchase price his client was entitled to receive based on an “earn-out” provision in the agreement.

Clients can rest assured that Mark will always be well prepared to zealously represent their interests in their cases.

While Mark enjoys practicing law, he really enjoys giving his time back to the community. He has served as a past President and Chairman of the Board of the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House, as well as serving on three different capital campaigns for the charity. He is also an officer of the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Dallas. Mark has also served as a Sunday school teacher in his church.

  • Education
    • Texas Tech University, (B.B.A./Finance, cum laude)
    • Baylor Law School, (J.D.)
  • Court Admissions
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Super Lawyers – Business Litigation” by Thomson Reuters, (2011-2017)
    • “Tarrant County Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2001 – 2015)
  • Published Works
    • Author: “City of Mesquite v. Aladdin’s Castle: The Intermediate Standard of Review in an Equal protection Analysis,” 34 Baylor L. Rev. 515
    • Author: “Griffin v. Oceanic Contractors: A Response,” 35 Baylor L. Rev. 157
    • Author: “Jury Trials in Bankruptcy Court,” Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, No. 1
  • Memberships
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon Social Fraternity
    • Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review
  • Community Involvement
    • Current member of the Board of Trustees and past President and Chairman of the Board of the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Texas
    • Co-chaired Foundation Committee for the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign
    • Assistant Treasurer of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Dallas, Texas
    • Member of Leadership Fort Worth
    • Sunday school teacher of University Christian Church
Mark Dugan Vacationing with the kids at Atlantis in the Bahamas.