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Awards

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2011

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2012

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2009

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2010

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2011

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2012

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2013

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2014

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2019

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2020

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2021

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2022

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2015

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2016

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2013

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2014

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2015

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2016

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2017

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2018

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2019

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2020

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2021

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2022

Litigation – Environmental Section since 2011

The Best Lawyers of America©

2011

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2015

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2016

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2017

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2018

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2019

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2020

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2021

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2022

Top 50: Pittsburgh Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2011

Top 50: Pittsburgh Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2012

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2017

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2018

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2006

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2019

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2020

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2012

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2013

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2014

Top 50: Pittsburgh Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2013

Top 50: Pittsburgh Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2014

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2021

Bet-the-Company Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2022

Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Best Lawyers®

2019

Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Best Lawyers®

2022

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2009

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2010

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2005

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2006

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2007

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

2008

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2007

Commercial Litigation Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2008

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2015

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2016

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2017

Litigation – Environmental Section

The Best Lawyers of America©

2018

Practice Areas

Mark Shepard is a shareholder in the Litigation Services Group of Babst Calland and currently serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining the firm, he served as chair of the Litigation Group for one of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms.

Mr. Shepard focuses his practice in the areas of commercial, toxic tort, products liability and environmental litigation. He has represented clients as lead trial counsel in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters involving contract, trade secret, trade name disputes, securities fraud, common law fraud, antitrust and RICO claims. Mr. Shepard also has significant experience in representing defendants in consumer and other class actions.

A sizeable portion of his environmental litigation practice has been devoted to defending clients in federal and state superfund litigation and permit appeals. Mr. Shepard has used his broad experience in environmental cost recovery litigation to develop a specific emphasis on natural resource damage (NRD) claims by federal and state trustees.

Mr. Shepard has maintained an active practice in toxic tort litigation involving alleged exposure to toxic substances in the air, water and/or soil. During his career, he also has frequently been retained to handle communications, insurance coverage and mining litigation. He also has substantial experience in products liability defense, particularly in the mining equipment industry. As a result of the nature of his litigation practice, Mr. Shepard has participated in numerous forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings including commercial arbitration, mediation, mini-trials and early neutral evaluation. He has been retained regularly as a mediator for complex commercial, products liability, insurance coverage, securities and natural resources cases. Mr. Shepard currently serves as a mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Shepard is an active member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He also was appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission in 2007 for a three-year term. Mr. Shepard served as chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section in 2000-2001 and as a member of the Bar Association’s Board of Governors from 2005-2011. In 2001, he was elected to membership in the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Shepard has served as chairman of the Academy’s Program Committee. For a number of years he coordinated the county-wide High School Mock Trial competition.

Education

University of Notre Dame

B.A.,

1975 - 1979

Duke University

J.D.,

1979 - 1982

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Mr. Shepard is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

USA

Litigation: General Commercial - Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds
3
Band 3

Mark Shepard of Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. handles a broad range of commercial litigation including contractual disputes, product liability and environmental litigation.
"Mark is a terrific lawyer and a really knowledgeable and experienced guy with a great demeanor."

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