Mark has over forty years of experience handling complex insurance coverage litigation, wrongful death and personal injury litigation, including automobile liability policies, uninsured/under-insured auto liability coverage, commercial general liability coverage, directors and officer liability coverage, professional liability coverage for medical doctors, attorneys, contractors, skilled nursing and assisted living coverage, home owner’s liability policies and coverage for catastrophic injury.
Mark primarily represents insured clients in bad faith insurance coverage cases in which the insurance company has refused to defend, indemnify or promptly settle with their insureds. He also works with or assists other attorneys whose clients have been abandoned by either their own insurance carrier or the insurance carrier defending the offending party. He strongly believes that the job of coverage counsel is to bring money to the table when the insurance carriers try to avoid their fiduciary obligations to defend, indemnify or settle.
Recently, Mr. Dow has had several very successful outcomes in cases involving wildfire fire damage coverage most notably the Las Conchas Wildfire of 2011 representing hundreds of fire victims, and various First American Pueblos before in both state and federal court.
Finally, Mr. Dow is a retired General, who continues to provide his services to disabled United States Military Veterans with their administrative and legal claims. Most recently, he successfully represented a veteran in the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. His client, a retired military veteran, was wrongfully fired from his Department of Energy job for having dyslexia, a common reading disability. He believes that those United States Military Veterans who cannot afford legal services, still deserve access to our federal and state courts.
Mark received his Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine School of Law (1978) and holds a master’s degree in National Security from the National Defense University (1998). He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from New Mexico State University (1975). He was admitted to practice law in 1978 in the state and federal courts in New Mexico and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.
Born into a family with deep roots in New Mexico, Mark has lived his entire life in service to this State and its citizens. In 1975, he was commissioned into the United States Army and spent 32 years serving in the New Mexico Army National Guard. In 2007, he retired at the rank of Brigadier General. Mark is proud to have two sons who are following in his footsteps.