Mark C. Watler


Mark is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has vast experience in commercial, securities, employment, insurance and fiduciary cases, having handled numerous trials, appeals and arbitrations for corporate, municipal and individual clients, both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has represented broker-dealer firm, investors and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and has also served as a neutral on securities arbitration panels. He authored "The Applicability of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act to Securities Cases" (Texas Bar Journal, June 2001, pp. 542-554) and "Arbitration of Securities Cases" (Houston Lawyer, July/ August 2009, pp. 18 - 23). A certified mediator, he has also mediated numerous civil cases, both by attorney selection and court appointment.

AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1978
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1978 J.D.
Honors: National Moot Court Team, 1977
Honors: Board of Advocates, 1977-1978
Law Review: Texas Law Review, 1976 - 1978

University of Texas, 1973, B.A., with Honors
A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, 1999
Mediation Certificate Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Legal Communications, University of Houston, 1981 - 1982  Adjunct Professor, Houston Community College, Fall 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Arbitrator, New York Stock Exchange
Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers
Director, Houston Young Lawyers Association, 1982 - 1983
Secretary, Houston Young Lawyers Association, 1983 - 1985
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas                                                         Speaker, Houston Bar Association CLE (Arbitration of Securities Cases)

Fraternities/Sororities: Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Phi


Mark Watler
Of Counsel
7700 San Felipe, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063
Phone: (713) 626-1200
Fax: (713) 623-6014





             Ross, Banks, May, Cron and Cavin, P.C.,  7700 San Felipe, Suite 550, Houston, TX 77063

             713-626-1200 - Phone  -  713-623-6014 - Fax