Mark E. Gottlieb is a Principal in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Mark’s nationally recognized practice encompasses a broad range of legal areas, including defense in personal injury and property cases, insurance recovery, government transparency matters and civil rights.
Personal Injury and Property Damage Litigation: Mark represents municipalities in personal injury and civil rights. He has successfully defended organizations against multimillion-dollar lawsuits related to motor vehicle accidents, property defects and other claims. His noteworthy clients include a public transit authority and a publicly traded telecommunications company.
Insurance Recovery: As a member of Offit Kurman’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group, Mark handles insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. He has litigated such cases nationwide for a variety of clients involved in disputes of various sizes and coverage types.
Government Transparency: Mark has represented state agencies and other clients in significant FOIA litigation. He has successfully litigated before the Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, state and federal appellate courts and common law courts.
Previous Work: Mark’s career spans multiple decades and categories of legal work. From 1977 until 1991, he was a member of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO), where he led the Rape and Prosecution Unit (now referred to as the Special Victims Unit), later serving as Chief of Homicide and Deputy of Investigations. Mark has tried dozens of significant jury trials (including criminal and civil cases). While at the Philadelphia DAO, Mark served as lead counsel to the Grand Jury in the 1980s MOVE bombing incident.
Mark has tried cases in Pennsylvania and jurisdictions across the country, including state courts in California, Missouri, and Michigan. Many of Mark’s cases have been high-profile, garnering television, radio, and newspaper coverage.