Mark P. Buell

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Mark P. Buell

Mark P. Buell is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, a recognition achieved by less than two-tenths of one percent of Florida lawyers. He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in two separate areas: Civil Trial Law and Business Litigation Law. He is also Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Lawyer. He has tried many jury trials and has actual jury trial experience in a variety of cases in state and federal courts, including condemnation/eminent domain, personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, title insurance and business fraud. He has been named to the prestigious list of Top 100 Lawyers in Florida.

Mark attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in 1973 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law, in 1976.

He practiced law at Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, P.A., where he was a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors until 1990, when he joined Schropp, Buell & Elligett, P.A. as a shareholder. The firm became Buell & Elligett in 2007.

Mark has been published on a variety of topics, including eminent domain, jury selection and liability for inadequate security. He has spoken at local and national seminars on eminent domain and trial-related topics.

Mark has tried jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, Melbourne, Miami, Bartow, Jacksonville, Ocala, New Port Richey and Dade City, among others.

On a personal note, Mark has been active in his local church and volunteers at the elementary school where one of his daughters teaches second grade. He is an avid college sports fan and enjoys traveling with his wife.

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (1976)
  • University of Florida (1973, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with honors)
Certifications
Professional recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Tampa's Best Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Florida's Legal Leaders
  • Hillsborough County Trial Lawyers' Section Michael A. Fogarty Memorial "In the Trenches" Award, 2006
Leadership
  • Chair, Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar, 2005-2006
  • The Florida Bar Board of Governors, 1997-2001
  • President, Honorable Clifford J. Cheatwood American Inn of Court, 2010-2011
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Tampa Bay Chapter, 2003)
  • Vice Chair, The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, 1995 -1997
  • Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, 1981-1987
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1992-1993
Practice areas
  • Eminent Domain/Property Rights for businesses and landowners
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Plaintiffs' Personal Injury including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, negligent security and professional liability
  • Trial Practice
Professional memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Chair, Trial Lawyers Section, 2005-2006
    • Member, Board of Governors, 1997-2001
    • Vice-Chair, Eminent Domain Section, 1995-97
    • Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 1996-97
    • Thirteenth Circuit Grievance Committee, 1988-91
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President, 1992-93
    • President, Young Lawyers' Division, 1981-82
    • Editor, Lawyer (monthly Bar publication), 1990-91
  • Honorable Clifford J. Cheatwood American Inn of Court
    • President, 2010-2011
    • Master
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • President, Tampa Bay Chapter, 2003
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • The Florida Justice Association
Court admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit