Mark A. EckMark Eck Clark Hill
Mark A. Eck
Mark A. Eck joined Clark Hill's Pittsburgh Office as Senior Counsel in the Litigation Group after more than 30 years as partner in a Pittsburgh litigation firm. A seasoned first-chair lititgator with extensive experience in commercial, product liability, toxic tort and general trial matters, Mark is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virgina, earning a Martindale Hubbell AV rating.
In addition to litigation experience, Mark has had the unique opportunity of serving on the Board of Directors for the US subsidiary of a Finnish public company and in this role has handled numerous corporate and business issues involving the company.
A highly regarded trial attorney, Mark has also been a practitioner of alternative dispute resolution. Trained in this field, he is a member of the American Arbitration Association, and he has served in the role of mediator/ arbitrator and as counsel to parties seeking to resolve a dispute in this less costly, more personal alternative process.
Mark is a member of The Council on Litigation Management (CLM) and The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.
Product liability: Represented numerous designers and manufacturers of varied consumer and industrial products. Experience with heavy industrial type equipment, material handling equipment, and consumer products.
Toxic Tort Litigation: Litigated and oversaw defense of thousands of asbestos claims for manufacturers. Defended the interests of various chemical manufacturers concerning claims of cancer and other injuries being caused by exposure to products.
Elevator and Escalator Litigation: Regional counsel in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. Trained in numerous aspects of the design, manufacture and maintenance of escalator and elevator systems both of early manufacture and with regard to updated computer controlled systems.
Commercial Litigation: Represented parties in shareholder disputes and non-compete disputes, breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, UCC, trademark and Lanham Act matters.
Insurance Coverage and General Insurance: Litigated declaratory judgment actions and bad faith actions, including the representation of carriers and the owners of property in litigation arising from fire or explosion and other losses.
Constitutional and Civil Rights Claims: Represented municipalities and state and local officials and other such entities against all nature of 1983 claims, including claims by prisoners.