Mark A. Correro

Meet Mark A. Correro

Houston Civil Litigation Lawyer

Mark A. Correro

As founding member of Correro & Leisure, P.C. Mark A. Correro began his legal career as a graduate of the HYLA Leadership Academy. Nominated to be an HYLF Fellow, Attorney Correro received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law – it was there where he worked as assistant articles editor for the South Texas Law Review and as editor for the Texas State Bar’s Construction Law Journal. In the duration of his college career, Attorney Mark A. Correro published more than 14 scholarly articles which have been awarded with the Clements, O’Neill, Pierce, Wilson, & Fulkerson Award for Best Article on Federal Law and the Clar E. Getty Jr., Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal Writing.

Attorney Correro is a decorated scholar – during law school, he was given the opportunity to be a Langdell Scholar in Constitutional Law. In the years leading up to forming Correro & Leisure, P.C., Attorney Correro honed his legal skills representing cases involving white collar crime, anti-trust, and complex commercial cases. When forming Correro & Leisure, P.C., Attorney Correro made it his mission to create a boutique practice where clients receive the personalized attention they need.

In addition to his extensive experience as a trusted litigator, Attorney Correro was featured in Texas Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters) – an honor that includes only that state’s top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only 5% of Texas’ licensed attorneys. He is also a proud member and Fellow of the prestigious Texas Bar Foundation. The Texas Bar Foundation selects one-third of one percent of the top performing members of the Texas Bar annually as Fellows.

Call Mark Correro to discuss your legal matter: (832) 384-9783.

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Licensure/Certification

  • Texas Qualified Mediator, Frank Evans Center for Legal Responsibility, Houston, Texas
  • Certified Attorney Ad Litem

Employment

  • Founder and Partner, Correro & Leisure, P.C., Houston, Texas

  • Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., Houston, Texas

  • Berg & Androphy, P.C., Houston, Texas

  • Law Clerk, First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

Pro Bono Publico

  • Successfully represented Holocaust survivors in obtaining reparations from the German government.
  • The Children’s Center, Inc.
    • Successfully obtained Texas guardianship for a minor in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”). This landmark decision was the first time a Texas state district court exercised jurisdiction, granted guardianship, and prevented ICE from forcibly removing an unrepresented minor from the United States.
    • Acted as external general counsel for The Children’s Center, Inc. and achieved successful outcomes including:
    • Led internal investigation to resolve employee complaints about various employment related claims and potential liabilities involving employee alcohol consumption; supervised outside counsel; formed Internal Review Board; and successfully closed matter with executive action plan without incident;
    • The Children’s Center Inc. v. Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc., et al., Cause No. 09-cv-0290, In the 212th District Court, Galveston County, Texas (led internal investigation, supervised outside counsel, and obtained a $150,000.00 settlement for unpaid Ike damage to the Albertine Yeager Youth Crisis Center);
    • Herman L. Norton v. The Children’s Center and Nicolas Gomez, Cause No. 4:08-cv-02937, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (led internal investigation, supervised outside counsel, and obtained successful resolution of employment and discrimination claims in mediation without trial).

Honors

  • Texas Top Lawyers 2016
  • Selected by Texas Super Lawyers®, 2014 & 2015; Texas Super Lawyers® recognizes the top 5% of lawyers
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, 2014; Recognizing top 1/3 of 1% of attorneys in Texas;
  • Houston Young Lawyer’s Bar Foundation, 2008 Fellowship Nomination
  • Nominated for the Texas Bar Foundation Award for Most Outstanding Legal Article
  • Houston Bar Foundation Award for Most Outstanding Legal Article
  • Clair E. Getty, Jr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal Writing
  • Clements, O’Neill, Pierce, Wilson & Fulkerson, LLP Award for Best Article on Federal Law
  • 2016 America's Most Honored Professionals Award - American Registry

Education

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas,
Juris Doctor

  • Dean’s Honor List
  • SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEW, Assistant Articles Editor; Professor Barber
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Langdell Scholar, Constitutional Law
  • Phi Delta Phi, The International Legal Honor Society, Vice Magister

East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas,
Bachelor of Arts

  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Fred Hale Business Scholarship
  • Varsity Soccer

Treatise Editor

  • Mark A. Correro, Chapter IX: Criminal Antitrust Enforcement, in ANTITRUST LAW DEVELOPMENTS (7th ed.) (2008).

Law Review Publications

Other Publications

  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Joining Non-Signatories to an Arbitration: Recent Developments, In-House Perspective, Vol. 3, Iss. 3 (Aug. 2014).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Twombly Pleading Standard Satisfied in the Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, The Transportation Industry Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law (American Bar Association) Winter 2009, at 12.
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., A Q&A Guide to Dispute Resolution in the United States, Dispute Resolution (Practical Law Co. 2008/2009).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Sherman Act Violation: Alaska-Rent-Car, Sherman Act Section 1 Committee (American Bar Association) Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring 2008, at 29.
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Agreements in the Marine Hose Investigation, in ANTITRUST LAW DEVELOPMENTS (7th ed.) (2008).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Ruling Allows Grand Jury Witnesses Access to Their Testimony, Greenberg Traurig LLP Litigation Alert (2007).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Joining Non-Signatories to an Arbitration: Recent Developments, In-House Perspective, Vol. 3, Iss. 3 (August 2007).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., The Perils of Off-Label Marketing—Navigating the FDA’s Regulatory Minefield, 148 SCRIPT MAGAZINE 43 (September 2005).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., Federal Qui Tam (False Claims) Litigation: The Government’s Watchdog, 42 HOUS. LAWYER No. 4 (2005).
  • Mark A. Correro, et al., An Update: Whistleblower and Federal Qui Tam Litigation—Suing the Corporation for Fraud, 34 FALSE CL. ACT AND QUI TAM Q. REV. 63 (2005) (reprinted with permission of South Texas Law Review).
  • Mark A. Correro, Criminal Violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, in WHITE COLLAR CRIME, 2d ed. (West Publishing 2004).

Selected Presentations

  • Mark A. Correro, What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law, Texas State Bar MCLE Course No. 901316303 (September 18, 2015, Dallas, Texas) (Course Director);
  • Mark A. Correro, What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law, Texas State Bar MCLE Course No. 901289305 (September 12, 2014, Houston, Texas) (Course Director);
  • Mark A. Correro, Avoiding Malpractice and Ethics Violations in Firearms Matters, What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law, Texas State Bar MCLE Course No. 901246096 (September 28, 2012, San Antonio, Texas);
  • Mark A. Correro, The False Claims Act in Whistleblower Litigation, National Employment Lawyers Association 2009 Annual Convention (June 2009, Rancho Mirage, California);
  • Mark A. Correro, J. M. Salvage, R. Livingston & R. Gray, The Aphasia Screening test for Older Children: A Quantitative Approach (1998) (research paper presented at the annual convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association in New Orleans, Louisiana).


Professional & Community Service Activities

  • National
    • Member of the Board of Directors, National Italian American Bar Association, 2006—2010
    • Committee Member, Young Professionals for Aspiring Youth, 2006—2008
  • Texas
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2015–Present
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, The Children’s Center, Inc., 2010–2011
    • Member, Board of Directors, The Children’s Center, Inc., 2007–2011
    • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Houston Bar Association
      • Member, Juvenile Consequences Committee, 2010–2011
      • Associate Editor, The Houston Lawyer, 2007–2010
      • Member, Editorial Board, The Houston Lawyer, 2005–2010
    • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Member, Texas Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Founder & President, Justinian Society of Houston Lawyer

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