Mark was born and raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Special Assistant to the Chief Justice of University, and an active participant in a number of other clubs and intramural activities. He graduated magna cum laude in 1992 with a degree in Political Science. After college, Mark taught in the Wake County North Carolina Public School System, first as a substitute teacher and later in a first-grade classroom at Cary Elementary School in Cary, North Carolina. During this time he was also the head coach of the Raleigh Spartan Elite Soccer Club.
In 1994, Mark moved to Louisville to attend the Brandeis Law School at the University of Louisville. While in law school, Mark was a member of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, the Chair of the law school’s Honor Council, and President of the Brandeis Honor Society. He also completed internships at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky and with United States District Judge John G. Heyburn, II. Mark graduated magna cum laude in 1997 and ranked third in his class.
After law school, Mark moved to London, Kentucky, to take a position as Law Clerk to United States Circuit Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. Afterward, he was hired by Warren Scoville, one of the top criminal lawyers in the Commonwealth. Alongside Mr. Scoville, Mark focused his law practice on criminal defense, which included several high-profile cases. During his time in London, Mark also coached the South Laurel High School Women’s Soccer Team, winning two District Championships.
In 1999, Mark returned to Louisville and began work for Brown, Todd & Heyburn (now Frost Brown Todd LLC) on its tobacco litigation team. In 2000, he was hired by Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, LLP (now Dinsmore & Shohl LLP) in its business litigation section. There, he concentrated on insurance matters, contract disputes, and product liability cases.
After three years working for large defense-oriented firms, Mark wanted to return to the small firm practice he enjoyed in London. So, along with Rob Walker and Liddell Vaughn, he formed Walker, Vaughn & Wallace PLLC. They chose a house located at the heart of Louisville’s Southend as their office, added a large parking lot, and opened their doors in December of 2002. From then until 2011, Mark, Rob, and Liddell represented hundreds of clients from the Southend and all over Kentucky in almost every conceivable type of case.
In 2011, Mark and Rob formed Walker Wallace PLC Attorneys. They kept their office in the same house, as it had become a well-known location in the Southend, and they kept the tradition of helping residents with their legal needs. Today, Mark focuses his practice on representing people that have been harmed—whether through the negligence of others, the greed of corporations, or the strong arm of the government. Mark knows that the system itself has become convoluted, confusing, and often biased against the very people it was designed to protect. He believes that everyone deserves experienced, thoughtful, and ethical legal counsel to help navigate that system.
If you would like to talk to Mark about any legal issues you may be having, please call.
Areas of Practice
- Professional Negligence
- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
- North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
- B.A., Political Science – 1992