Mark Shelton F. Williams is a fourth-generation Montanan and third-generation Montana lawyer. He was raised in Missoula and graduated from Middlebury College. Mark worked for two years in New York's financial district and then graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review and was elected Graduate of the Year by the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi.
Following law school Mark served as a federal judicial clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in Denver. He now practices throughout Montana handling civil trials and appeals involving tort and contract claims, medical malpractice defense, products liability, insurance coverage issues and commercial litigation. He has successfully tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected to the International Association of Defense Counsel and Mountain States Super Lawyers, and was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mark has served as the Montana president of ABOTA, which is an invitation-only organization for senior trial attorneys with extensive jury trial experience. Mark was also inducted into the International Society of Barristers.
In addition, Mark has taught future lawyers as adjunct professor of insurance law at the University of Montana School of Law, and currently serves on the school’s Advisory Board. He also serves on the Providence St. Patrick Hospital board of directors, and previously served on the boards of the Montana Justice Foundation, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers and Missoula Catholic Schools. Mark is also frequently asked to serve as a mediator for all types of civil litigation matters.