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Mark A. Ticer

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Practice Areas

  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Actions -- Plaintiff
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Legal Malpractice

Mark A. Ticer

Mark Ticer is recognized as one of the state’s preeminent attorneys in matters involving insurance claims and coverage disputes on behalf of businesses and individuals. While primarily representing policyholders, his experience includes working with insurers, claims representatives, agents and agencies. He also represents clients in claims involving health insurance, life insurance, and disability benefits. In every case, Mark seeks to empower his clients with knowledge and information so they understand the process and issues and can make the decisions that are best for them.  

Believing every professional should be held accountable in instances of negligence and malpractice, and defended when appropriate, Mark is well-known for advocacy in professional liability claims on both sides of the docket. This experience has led to Mark serving as an expert witness in matters involving ethical considerations, breach of fiduciary duty, and malpractice, and he has frequently written and lectured on the topic.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Insurance Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Aviation Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Mark earned his law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1985, and his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Oklahoma State University in 1979.


Outside the courtroom, Mark is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, of which he was the Chair for 2014-2015, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Trial Lawyers, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also called to volunteer his services for important causes and cases.

Mark is Board Certified in Insurance Law and Aviation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.



  • Selected to the list of Texas Super Lawyers: 2006-2023
  • Recognized on the list of Best Lawyers in America for North Texas: 2014-2024 (Employee Benefits/ERISA) Law, Insurance Law)
  • Honored on the List of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018-2022 (Business Commercial Litigation)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV-Rated, Preeminent

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989