Mark C. Kurdys

Mark C. Kurdys, Attorney at Roberts & Stevens, P.A., Asheville, NC

Mark C. Kurdys

mkurdys@roberts-stevens.com
direct dial: (828) 210-6820
fax: (828) 253-7200
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Biography

Mark Kurdys has successfully litigated thousands of cases, tried hundreds and managed dozens of appeals throughout his career of more than 30 years. He practiced in Detroit, Michigan and Charlotte, North Carolina before joining Roberts & Stevens in 2000. His focus is complex commercial/business litigation, medical and other professional liability, product liability, transportation, insurance coverage and catastrophic personal injury cases.

Mark is also a Certified Mediator, mediating cases for other lawyers and their clients. As a business litigator, Mark helps clients seek commercial solutions to disputes and seek negotiated resolutions when in the best interest of his clients. He is a past Director and the current Secretary of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Mark is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Women In Practice Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Experience

Complicated business and contract litigation

Insurance coverage opinions and litigation

Intellectual property disputes

Malpractice defense on behalf of hospitals, physicians, dentists, mental health providers and long-term care facilities

Product liability claims against manufacturers and sellers of a wide range of products, from heavy construction equipment to micro-technology

Trucking and other transportation litigation

Education

University of Michigan, BGS, 1977

University of Toledo, JD, 1980

Professional

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2018; Litigation-Construction, 2012-2018; Litigation-Real Estate, 2013-2018; and Transportation Law, 2013-2018

Continuing Legal Education author and lecturer regarding basic and advanced litigation and trial skills, evidence, medical and damages evidence and professional ethics

Defense Research Institute

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors, Secretary

North Carolina Bar Association 'Ask-a-Lawyer Hotline,' volunteer

Presentations and articles include:

“As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation," Presentation with the National Business Institute in Asheville, NC, 2014
"Some Practical Tips for Jury Selection," Article published in the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Newsletter, The Defender, 2011
"Intentional Torts - Defending the Bad Guy," Presentation to joint meeting of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and North Carolina Claims Association, 2010
"Building your Civil Trial Skills: How to Select the Right Jury for your Case," Presentation with the National Business Institute in Asheville, NC, 2010
"Confidentiality Issues for Paralegals and Special Considerations in Child Abuse Matters," Presentation to the Asheville Area Paralegal Association, 2010.

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina Bar Association, Women in Practice Committee; Sections: Sports Law, Litigation

North Carolina State Bar

Federal Bar Association

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, North Carolina, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts

Michigan State Bar

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

Community Service

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, Board of Directors, 2003-2008, President, 2004-2006

Mountain Housing Opportunities, volunteer, 2009-present

Partnership for Pastoral Counseling, Board of Directors, 2002-2007, President, 2005-2007

Western North Carolina Gymnastics Parent Organization, President