Overview

Mark Flores is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in federal and state courts on a wide range of topics, including both civil and criminal litigation. He has served as lead counsel at the hearing, trial and appellate level on complex matters of all varieties, including election contests, defamation actions, and challenges to subpoenas. Mark has appeared in court as part of a team seeking the enforcement of a non-compete clause and also has extensive experience with the Texas Citizens Participation Act otherwise known as the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute.

Mark began his legal career as a federal law clerk to the Hon. Joseph M. Hood in the Eastern District of Kentucky. He has also co-authored amicus briefs before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mark spent almost 10 years as a broadcast journalist. His final reporting job involved covering the state capitol of Kentucky during an ongoing investigation into the hiring practices of the administration. This helped Mark hone his investigative skills and also familiarized him with the open records process.

Mark became active in the American Bar Association during law school and remains very active in the ABA Section of Litigation and the ABA Forum on Communications Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

Cowtown Marathon

Co-Chair

Training and Development Committee

ABA Forum on Communications Law

2017-2018

Member

Training and Development Committee

ABA Forum on Communications Law

2011-2017

Member

ABA Section of Litigation Diverse Leaders Academy

Vice Chair

Newsgathering Committee

Media Law Resource Center

2014-2018

Social Chair

Business Litigation

Tarrant County Bar Association

Chair

Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Kentucky Bar Association

2015

Chair

Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services

Kentucky Bar Association

2013-2014

Member

Young Lawyers Division Diversity in the Profession Committee

Kentucky Bar Association

2014-2016

Member

Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee

Kentucky Bar Association

2013-2016

Recognition

Named, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee Member of the Year

Kentucky Bar Association

2014

News, Analysis & Press

How Much Racial Bias Is Enough to Show Racism in a Jury Verdict?

ABA Section of Litigation Criminal Litigation Newsletter

March 7, 2018

Model Brief on Access to the Executive Branch

Media Law Resource Center

October 2017

Racial Bias and the No-Impeachment Rule

ABA Section of Litigation Diversity and Inclusion

May 2017

Loving v. Commonwealth: A Powerful Lesson Turns 50

American Bar Association – Criminal Litigation Section

March 6, 2017

Spotlight on Roula Allouch, Civil Rights Activist and Litigator

American Bar Association - Minority Trial Lawyer Section

February 22, 2017

The Top Ten Opinion: Potential Liability and Potential Immunity

Communications Lawyer

2014

Blast off? – Strict Liability’s Potential Role in the Development of the Commercial Space Market

Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. XVII, Issue 1

Fall 2010

Books & Book Chapters

  • Survey of Federal Employment Libel and Privacy Law, MLRC 50-State Survey: Employment Libel and Privacy Law, Media Law Resource Center, 2016, 2017
  • Survey of Kentucky Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media, MLRC Media Privacy and Related Law, co-author, 2012-2013
  • Survey of Kentucky Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media, MLRC Media Privacy and Related Law, 2014-2015

Speaking Engagements

The Government is Knocking on Your Door…Now What?

Dallas Employer Conference

July 19, 2018

Panel moderator: Attacks on Section 230? Bird v. Hassell and SESTA

ABA Forum on Communications Law Media Advocacy Workshop Luncheon

March 1, 2018

Moderator, Fake News and the Very Real Risks Associated with It

Dallas Joint Paralegal CLE 2017 Seminar

August 4, 2017

Moderator, The Past, Present and Potential Future of the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements

American Bar Association’s Roundtable

June 22, 2017

Moderator, The Rule 41 Amendments and the State of Digital Privacy

American Bar Association’s Roundtable

March 23, 2017

Facing the Reality of Your Client’s Facebook Posts – Obtaining and Using Evidence from Social Media

Kentucky Bar Association Convention

2014

Co-author and Speaker, Social Media and Online Defamation: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients

Kentucky Law Update

2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2010
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, 1999

Bar Admission

Texas
Kentucky

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky