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MARK C. GREENE
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Tampa

501 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700
Tampa, Florida 33602

T (813) 222-1169
F (813) 222-3066

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Mark C. Greene's practice includes representation of corporate clients in multi-district toxic tort litigation, defense of product liability claims and representation of attorneys in legal malpractice actions. In the course of his career, he has defended cases involving many diverse products, including construction materials, heavy industrial machinery, smoke alarms, paints, varnishes, solvents, swimming pool equipment, pharmaceuticals, syringes, breast implants, toys, maritime vessels, household and industrial chemicals, tires, heavy equipment, sports equipment and various asbestos and benzene-containing products.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, November 2008 to Present

  • Mr. Greene practiced as a trial Attorney with Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., from 1987 until October 2008 when he joined Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. He served as the Products Liability Practice Group Leader at Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A. and maintains that position at Banker Lopez Gassler P.A..

    He has worked with in-house, national and regional counsel in the following representative matters:

  • In Re: Asbestos Litigation, MDL 875, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1987-present)
  • In Re: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Tire Product Liability Litigation, the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, Southern District of Indiana (2000-2004)
  • Defense Planning Commitee: In Re: Phosphate Radiation Cases, Polk County, Florida (2000-2001)
  • Premises Liability Defense Counsel Planning Committee: In Re: Asbestos Litigation, Hillsborough County (1995-2001)
  • In Re: Latex Glove Product Liability Litigation, the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1996-2000)
  • Defense Liaison Counsel, In Re: Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, Hillsborough County, appointed by Chief Administrative Judge (1996 - 1999)
  • Defense Liaison Counsel, In Re: Needle Stick Litigation, Hillsborough County, appointed by Chief Administrative Judge (1998-1999)  
  • In Re: Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, MDL 926, the Honorable Sam C. Pointer, Jr., Northern District of Alabama (1991-1999)
  • In Re: Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc. "Albuteral" Products Liability Litigation. MDL 1013, the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, District of Wyoming (1996-1998)

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

   Presentations
  • “Depositions: Do’s and Don’t’s”, Sixth Annual Circuit Court Boot Camp, Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, April 28, 2017
  • This Is Not Your Father’s Defense - Exploring Other Branches of the Military and Other Unions Besides Asbestos Workers”, DRI Asbestos Medicine Annual Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 6-7, 2013
  • "Spoliation of Evidence and Florida's Comparative Fault Law," Author and Speaker, Rimkus Consulting 5th Annual Casualty, Property and Bodily Injury Seminar, Tampa, FL, June 26, 2008
  • "Trial Skills Excellence in Advocacy Workshop," Faculty Member and Speaker, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Stetson College of Law, Tampa, Florida, January 24-25, 2008.  Panelist with the Honorable James M. Barton, Circuit Judge, Hillsborough County
  • "Presuit Investigation, Discovery and Trial of the Products Liability Claim in Florida," Author and Speaker, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting and Seminar, Longboat Key, Florida August 5-7, 2004
  • "Development and Litigation of Products Liability Suits for Defendant Manufacturers," Author and Speaker, Products Liability Seminar, sponsored by the Hillsborough County Bar Association, January 15, 2004
  • "Presentation of Expert Witness Testimony Under the Florida Evidence Code, Do's and Don't's," Speaker, Advanced Evidence Seminar, Sponsored by the Florida Bar, Tampa, Florida, March 7, 2003
  • "Proper Hearing Techniques," Panelist, Monitored by Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Bridge the Gap Seminar, Hillsborough County, The Florida Bar, Tampa, Florida, February 27, 2003
  • "Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses," Author and Speaker,  Florida Defense Lawyers Association Young Lawyers Seminar, Don Cesar Resort, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 26, 1997
  • "Investigating the Products Liability Claim," Author and Speaker, The Business of Insurance In Florida, June 1997
  • "Spoliation of Evidence - Recent Developments and Practical Considerations," Author and Speaker, The Business of Insurance In Florida, June 1996
  • "Spoliation of Evidence," Author and Speaker, The Business of Insurance in Florida, June 1994
  •  "Proper Decorum and Ethical Considerations in Trial," Speaker, Hillsborough County Young Lawyers Seminar, June 1992
  • "Physician Liability for Genetic Malpractice," Author and Speaker, University of Florida Law School Symposium, December 1986
Publications
  • Co-Author, There’s No Place Like Home: Duty to Warn in Take-Home Exposure Cases. DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar. November, 2016
  • "The Use of Asbestos by the United States Military Other Than the Navy”, American Conference Institute National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation, Chicago, Illinois, June 26-27, 2014
  • Danger Ahead: The Changing Face of Failure to Warn Claims,” Co-Authored with Michael Drahos, Mark Greene and Larry Smith, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 1, at 28 (Winter 2014)
  • "Use of Asbestos in all Military Branches other than the United States Navy” at the annual Asbestos Medicine Seminar, November 6, 2013 in New Orleans, La., sponsored by the Defense Research Institute
  • "Investigating the Facts of Your Case," Co-Authored with Anthony Fantauzzi, FDLA Manual, 2006
  • Fowler White Newsletter Products Liability Section, Co-Editor, 1995-1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC): 2016 – present
  • The Florida Bar: Trial Lawyers Section, Toxic Tort Committee
  • The Florida Bar: Member, Grievance Committee 13B, by appointment, 2006; Chair, 2007-2008
  • Defense Research Institute: Consumer and Household Products Subcommittee, Past Speaker and Author
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association: Products Liability Committee,
    Chairman (January 2013 – Present), Board of Directors (January 2017 – Present)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy: Graduate, in association with the International Association of Defense Counsel, Boulder, Colorado, July 1992
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Toxic Tort / Asbestos / Benzene
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation
EDUCATION
  • J.D., With Honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1987
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Florida, 1984
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
DISTINCTIONS
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2006-2007, 2010-2017
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010-2012; ranked in the top 2% of practicing Florida Bar Members
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2013-2014, 2016-2018
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, Lawyer of the Year 2018, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Tampa
  • Best Lawyers® - Lawyer of the Year 2013, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants - Tampa