Mark C. Kurdys


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.


  • 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



  • 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.


The 2013 Roberts & Stevens Law Firm – Best Lawyers

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