Kassi Dee Patrick Marks

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Kassi Marks is a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law (’01) and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science (with minors in Latin, English, and Psychology) from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Mrs. Marks’ background in the law began in South Texas at the tender age of 14 where she learned how to keep a title plant updated, converted the paper records to a computer system, and put together abstracts for oil and gas leases. She also researched cases for the attorneys and learned what it took to keep a law practice running efficiently. She then benefited from an internship with the Engineering and Compliance department of an international oil and gas company based in Houston while in college. During law school she interned for a highly respected district court judge in Dallas, an invaluable experience that guides her practice even today.

Immediately after graduating law school, Mrs. Marks worked briefly in intellectual property and then found her niche researching and writing initially in employment law, including ERISA. As her practice grew, she took on a vast array of other civil matters, such as personal injury, medical malpractice, business disputes, and appeals, writing briefs and motions at the district and appellate court level in both state and federal courts. She has oral advocacy experience in a variety of contexts, including state and federal appeals. She also testifies before committees regarding certain bills addressing life issues pending before the Texas Legislature when it is in session. She is also a patient advocate helping patients and their families navigate and try to survive the Texas Advance Directives Act which allows for involuntary passive euthanasia of patients against their or their family’s wishes. She is actively involved efforts to fight and end this law.

Mrs. Marks was interviewed and quoted in Mary Alice Robbins’ article “Deep-Pocket Change: Can Negligent Employer Be More at Fault than Employee Who Intentionally Caused Harm?,” Texas Lawyer, September 20, 2010.

Now contracting with LKC, Mrs. Marks focuses primarily on products liability cases involving catastrophic loss, but also handles cases involving personal injury, property loss, business disputes, medical malpractice, and appeals.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

  • J.D. – Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2001 (now Dedman School of Law)
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, B.A. 1998

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2020 Texas Right to Life Pro-Life Attorney of the Year

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Texas Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Baki v. Bigelow Management, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38395 (E.D. Tex. 2006)
  • Baki v. Bigelow Management, Inc., 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 4574 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., et al v. Elsey, et al, 2016 WL 4705616 (Tex. App. –Houston [14th Dist.] 2016, no pet. hist.)
  • Colbert v. Norcold, Inc., et al, 726 Fed. Appx. 956 (4th Cir. 2018)
  • Kelly, et al, v. Houston Methodist Hospital, 01-00866-CV, 2019 WL 1339505 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2019, rev. denied)
  • L. v. Cook Children’s Hospital, 607 S.W.3d 9 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2020, rev. denied), certiorari denied, Cook Children’s Medical Center v. T.L., 2021 WL 78187 (2021)
  • Cruz v. GM, LLC, 464 F.Supp.3d 906 (E.D. Mich. 2020)

Kassi Dee Patrick Marks

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