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Mark A. Shoffner

Mark Shoffner represents and counsels clients in employment law and litigation matters. He defends companies against claims under the FLSA, payday laws, and anti-discrimination statutes. Mark has prosecuted cases for clients seeking to protect their trade secrets and enforce non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. He also regularly counsels clients on employment best practices, including regular reviews of employee handbooks and policies.

In addition, Mark maintains a commercial litigation practice in which he represents clients in partnership disputes, breach of contract and fraud cases, and breach of fiduciary duty matters.

Mark represents publicly-traded and privately-held corporations, investor funds, and individuals. He provides practical and effective counseling to his clients in an attempt to effectively and efficiently prosecute, defend, or avoid litigation.


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1999


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Representative Matters
  • Represented national security integration company in enforcement of non-solicitation agreements
  • Represented taxi cab company in FLSA wage and hour litigation and separate proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Represented client in a wage claim dispute
  • Defended nationwide radio operator and billboard company in arbitrated employment dispute
  • Defended national timeshare company in FLSA class action wage and hour litigation
  • Counseled clients on compliance with employment agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation provisions
  • Prosecuted case on behalf of a major insurance benefits company in which the court granted injunctive relief and enforced contract prohibiting non-solicitation of clients and employees
  • Represented hospital chain in breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets matter
  • Represented financial services company in partnership dispute, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duty case.
  • Represented independent board members of Las Vegas-based REIT against breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted by a bankruptcy trustee
  • Represented Boston-based commercial finance company in construction litigation against general contractor and subcontractors
  • Represented food manufacturer in trade secret dispute
  • Represented oil and gas corporation in qui tam action regarding alleged environmental contamination in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion as Texas Super Lawyers®, 2014 -2021
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion as Texas Rising Stars®, Texas Monthly, 2012 - 2014
  • Law clerk to United States District Judge Robert G. James, Western District of Louisiana
  • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
Activities & Memberships
  • Hyer Elementary School Dads Club President, 2016 - 2017
  • Louisiana Tech University Alumni Association, Board Member, 2014 – 2016
  • Living for Zachary, Board Member, 2012 – 2014
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Speaker, "Employer COVID-19 Facts & Questions for 2021," Texas Security Bank Speaker Series, April 27, 2021.
  • Speaker, “The Dallas Sick Leave Ordinance – Where On Earth Are We?,” American Staffing Association Texas Network Seminar, August 22, 2019.

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