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- Texas, 2000
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy, 2005
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Southern Methodist University, cum laude, 2000, J.D.
Texas Tech University, 1993 Masters, Public Administration
Texas Tech University, 1989 BA, Political Science
Mark A. Youngjohn
Mark Youngjohn’s practice areas are surplus lines coverage in the energy and refining industries and large loss complex subrogation in the same industries. He has handled coverage issues involving tank farms, chemical inventory losses, foundation failures, plant and refinery fires, turbine failures, off shore property damage, horizontal drilling problems, and boiler failures. Subrogation cases have involved plant fires, marine allisions, mooring failures, well head fires, blowouts, vessel fires and other similar losses. He also has experience in personal injury litigation defending against claims in the industrial, maritime, transportation and construction context.
Texas State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Texas State Bar Litigation Section
Favorable plaintiff settlement. In March 2013, after three weeks of trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, a favorable settlement for the plaintiffs was reached in a maritime tort action arising from an allision between an anchor from a MODU and an undersea gas pipeline in 2,200 feet of water. Donato, Brown & Pool served as plaintiffs' counsel for Williams Field Services - Gulf Coast Company, LP and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London.March 2013
Favorable plaintiff settlement. In June 2011, a favorable settlement was entered into for the plaintiffs in a product defect suit involving a failed fuel injection system on a V16 diesel motor, which ignited a fire and caused the destruction of five frac trucks at a frac job on a gas well. Donato, Brown & Pool served as plaintiff's counsel for BJ Services Company and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London.June 2011
Favorable settlement for plaintiff insurer and insured. In May 2010, a favorable settlement was entered into at mediation for the plaintiffs in a maritime tort action arising from a MODU that broke loose during Hurricane Rita and drifted into shallow water, dredging up two undersea pipelines and shutting in three undersea gas wells. Donato, Brown & Pool served as plaintiffs' counsel for the pipeline company and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London.May 2010
Plaintiff insurer recovers favorable settlement. In March 2009, a favorable settlement was entered into for the intervening plaintiff in a product liability action involving a defective nitrogen gas supply system that allowed liquid nitrogen from an outside storage tank to enter into the dry gas system of a nitrating foundry, where the liquid nitrogen accumulated in a carbon steel purge tank, causing a low temperature brittle fracture of the tank and explosion. Donato, Brown & Pool served as plaintiff's counsel for Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London.March 2009
Published Appellate Work
Terex Utilities, Inc. v. Republic Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc., 392 S.W.3d 340 (Tex. App.—El Paso, 2013).
Overturned trial court’s granting of a summary judgment in contract action centering on damage to leased equipment.
All Star Enterprises, Inc. v. Erin Buchanan, et al, 298 S.W.3d 404 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009).
Upon mandamus, overturned trial court’s denial of special appearance on a wrongful death case arising out of an accident on a drilling platform in Colorado.
In re Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, 2010 WL 184300, unpublished.
Upon mandamus, overturned trial court’s reinstatement of a case after expiration of plenary power.