Mark Chalos

Partner with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP

Mark P. Chalos, the Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, is a nationally-recognized lawyer leading complex civil cases in courts across the United States. Mark represents consumers, businesses, and municipalities that have been defrauded, as well as individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries. Mark serves as President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association. Mark also serves as Co-Chair of American Association for Justice Class Action Litigation Section and as a board member of the Tennessee Innocence Project, which seeks exoneration for those wrongfully convicted.

Mark serves in leadership roles in numerous cases, including: Co-Lead MDL Counsel in In re Evenflo Co., Inc. Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (child booster seats), MDL 2938 (D. Mass); Co-Lead MDL Counsel and Co-Lead Trial Counsel in In re Whirlpool Front Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2001 (N.D. Ohio); Co-Lead Counsel in Braziel v. Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (consolidated litigation re: lead contamination of Benton Harbor’s water system), Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel in Miller v. Ford (engine failures), Case No. 2:20-cv-01796 (E.D. Ca); Co-Lead Class Counsel in Alger v. FCA US, LLC (exploding headrests), Case No. 2:18-CV-00360 (E.D. Ca); Co-Lead Class Counsel in Weidman v. Ford (brake failures), Case No. 2:18-cv-12719 (E.D. MI); Plaintiffs Executive Committee, Murphy v. Graco Children’s Products (child booster seats), Case No. 1:20-CV-03030-LMM (N.D. Ga.); and Plaintiffs Steering Committee, In re Exactech Polyethylene Orthopedic Products Liability Litigation (joint implants), MDL 3044 (EDNY). In the national litigation against wrongdoers in the opioids industry, Mark represents counties, cities, Native American tribes, and health benefit providers seeking to make our communities safer and secure justice for those ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Mark recently served on the 2328336.1 trial team for the opioids bellwether trial in San Francisco, which resulted in a favorable verdict for his client.

Mark is on the adjunct faculty of Vanderbilt Law School, teaching The Practice of Aggregate Litigation. Mark and his co-authors recently updated their acclaimed book, Litigating International Torts in United States Courts (Thomson Reuters West, 2022 ed.), a practical resource for legal practitioners and judges. Mark served as a Drafting Team Leader for “Guidelines and Best Practices For Large and Mass-Tort MDLs,” (2d Edition, 2018), Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke Law School, as well as for “Discovery Proportionality Guidelines and Practices,” 99 JUDICATURE, no. 3, Winter 2015, at 47–60, Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies. He has also served on the Select Committee on Class Actions within Emory University School of Law’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims. He has also authored articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the national publications TRIAL Magazine and The Trial Lawyer.

Mark is a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics. He has been cited by top-tier media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, Associated Press, Forbes, CNN, CBS This Morning, FoxNews, and MSNBC.

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If I’m registered for the conference will I automatically get my CLE Credits?

No. You must sign out at the Registration/CLE desk before departing the conference.

What do I need in order to sign up for CLE?

You need to have your Bar number for all states in which you would receive credit.

What if I cannot attend the whole conference? Can I receive partial credit?

Yes. When you sign out at the end of your last day, you will indicate the number of hours/days that you actually attended.

Do I need to send my Certificate of Attendance to the state bar(s) or will Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts report my attendance to them?

Each individual attorney will need to file their own CLE credits.