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Mark is an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on high-stakes business disputes, trade secret protection, and employment litigation. He regularly litigates expedited injunction matters in courts around the country, particularly in the context of trade secret and unfair competition litigation. One of Mark’s cases was featured in the Houston Chronicle newspaper, which described it as "a gripping cloak-and-dagger tale."

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Legal 500 – Workplace and Employment Counseling
    • 2017: Mark Temple provides 'well-considered advice'.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 - Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions: Defense)
    • 2017: Mark Temple, who divides his time between Houston and Chicago, 'can be relied upon consistently'.
  • Thomson Reuters, Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Houston, 2016 & 2017
  • Recognized by Legal 500 USA for “Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense” for 2016
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as one of America's leading labor and employment lawyers (Texas, 2015-2017)
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list (Employment Litigation), 2013 - 2017
  • Selected to Rising Stars, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2009
  • Fellow and Nominating Committee Member, Texas Bar Foundation

Court Work

  • Justice William B Cannon, 14th Court of Appeals of the State of Texas
  • Justice Bob Gammage, Texas Supreme Court

Pro Bono Work/ Outside Work

  • Teacher, Faith-Based Program, Texas Prison System
  • JP/HRO (Haiti relief - in country)
  • Group Coordinator, Houston Food Bank

Notable Quotes

  • 19 May 2016 "Houston employment lawyer: 'We might see some layoffs'" Houston Business Journal
  • 15 January 2016 "Fair Credit Reporting Act - A Flashpoint for Litigation and Regulatory Action" Corporate Counsel Advisory
  • 15 July 2015 "Attorneys React to DOL Misclassification Guidance" Law360
  • 14 April 2015 "How SEC-KBR tussle could shake up secrecy for Houston's largest companies" Houston Business Journal
  • 18 March 2015 "Employers' March Madness Dos and Don'ts Lineup" Law360
  • 11 March 2015 "Must a Company Reveal Trade Secrets to Prove Trade Secret Theft" Executive Risk Network
  • 9 March 2015 "Trade Secret Suits Can Lead to Spilling Trade Secrets" Corporate Counsel
  • 8 November 2014 "Employers try to find a policy path for Ebola" Austin-American Statesman
  • 10 April 2014 "Let's Talk About Pay Equality in the Workplace" Corporate Counsel


  • South Texas College of Law, 1995, J.D., Order of the Lytae; Articles Editor, Corporate Counsel Review
  • Texas A&M University, 1992, B.B.A., Management, magna cum laude

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • 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 Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court - New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit