• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
      J.D., with honors, 1996; Survey and Comments Editor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal
    • Harding University
      B.S. in Public Administration, 1991
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Mississippi
    • Arkansas
  • CLERKSHIP+

Mark N. Halbert

Mark Halbert practices in the area of general civil litigation and labor and employment. He has more than 20 years of litigation experience, with extensive experience in employment litigation, tort claims, commercial litigation and estate disputes.

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Mark Halbert practices in the area of general civil litigation and labor and employment. He has more than 20 years of litigation experience, with extensive experience in employment litigation, tort claims, commercial litigation and estate disputes.

Mr. Halbert represents management in a variety of employment matters including employment discrimination claims, wrongful termination, fair labor standards and practices, and employment policies. He represents business clients in contract negotiations, breach of contract claims, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, and lease disputes. His tort litigation work includes premises liability claims, trucking accidents and malicious prosecution. He has extensive experience in chancery court matters involving will contests, breach of fiduciary duty and general probate disputes.

Mr. Halbert is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Arkansas, and he has litigated cases in state and federal courts, including appeals to the Fifth and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims.

Experience

  • Representation of large and small employers before the EEOC and before state and federal courts for claims involving employment discrimination and wrongful discharge.
  • Representation of U.S. retailer in premises liability claims, and obtained defense verdicts in jury trials involving claims ranging from $250,000 to $16 million.
  • Representation of a start-up chain of medical clinics in litigation concerning claims for breach of confidentiality and unlawful competition.
  • Representation of beneficiaries to multi-million dollar estates in claims of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity.

Insights

Publications
  • Chapter Author, "Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey," American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law (2007-2009)
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Employment Law Experts - Top Recommended Attorney in Tupelo (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Labor and Employment Law