Mark Bankston

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Mark is one of the nation’s premier litigators, having secured a series of high-profile victories at the trial and appellate level.  

Mark has helped hundreds of individuals and families ensure that wrong-doers are held accountable. His work takes him across the nation as he fights America’s largest corporate defendants in state and federal courts.  

Mark is well known for his colossal victory at the televised trial of Alex Jones, the millionaire media mogul who created vile lies about the parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Video of Mark’s stunning cross-examination went viral across the globe, with Mr. Jones calling the exchange “a Perry Mason moment.” 

Mark has repeatedly delivered compensation for working families in cases involving corporate negligence, product defects, hazardous medical devices, defamation, civil rights, and police abuse. Mark was also a leading figure in the creation of the nation’s sixth-largest Multi-District Litigation (MDL), established to address a dangerous surgical product known as the “Bair Hugger.” Due to Mark’s pioneering work, thousands of injured patients nationwide have been given an opportunity for justice. Mark is also well known for joining with D.C. law firms Gupta Wessler, PLLC and Tycko & Zavareei, LLP in securing compensation for Imran Awan and his family against The Daily Caller for a fake news campaign about a bogus hacking conspiracy in the U.S. House.

Always on the lookout for the most interesting fights he can find, Mark’s cases continue to be found at the forefront of the most pressing issues of our day, and he accepts new clients purely on contingency, with no legal fees or costs unless they recover an award.


Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Licensed, State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Civil Liberties Union
  • B.A., History, University of Texas, 2003
  • J.D, South Texas College of Law, 2009
  • 2023 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Public Justice
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2023, Thomson Reuters

Video & Visuals

Tire Demo without Nylon Wedge

This video animation demonstrates how steel belts inside a tire without a nylon wedge can generate dangerous amounts of friction. Learn More

Michelin Tire Recommendations

Corporate tire industry video documents safety concerns when two new tires are mounted on back of vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Belt Wedge

This demonstrative evidence video animation is used to show jurors the components of a tire and illustrates how tires without “belt wedges” can generate dangerous friction between the steel belts. Learn More

Modern Tire Diagram

This demonstrative evidence image shows a cross section of a modern tire with liners, belts, nylon overlay and undertread. Learn More

Replacing Tires Guidelines

Corporate tire industry video explains safety and performance issues when only two tires are replaced on a vehicle, and how vehicle handling is affected by placement of tires. Learn More

Tread Separation Test

Video created by Carr Engineering Inc. to document a tread separation test with a Ford Explorer. Test shows that even an expert driver with knowledge that a tread separation event is imminent still cannot maintain control of the vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Nylon Over Wrap

A video animation used as demonstrative evidence to illustrate for jurors the components of a tire, including belts, liners and tread base. This animation demonstrates how two belt liners rubbing together can create friction that leads to tire failure. Learn More

Ford Explorer Crash Testing

Short video documenting an SUV on a test track flipping and rolling, then crashing into a guard rail. Learn More

Nylon Safety Strips

Demonstrative evidence illustration used to explain to jurors the components of a tire designed with nylon safety strips in addition to steel belts. Learn More

Nylon Safety Belt

Side-by-side demonstrative evidence used to explain to jurors the differences between a cap ply tire with a nylon safety belt compared to a traditional steel-belted tire. Learn More

Mercury Mountaineer Tire Testing

Demonstrative evidence showing three different camera angles of a 2001 Mercury Moutaineer performing a controlled maneuver with a defective tire. Learn More

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