Mark Perlmutter of counsel at Perlmutter & Schuelke LLP, has practiced as a trial lawyer for over twenty-five years, successfully representing clients in personal injury, legal and medical malpractice, employment, business, and class action litigation. He’s also been mediating cases in those areas for over 15 years. He’s been teaching at the University of Texas School of Law for a decade. He’s served as President of the Travis County Bar Association, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. He has also taught in UT’s elite undergraduate honors program for four years, where he was one of UT’s highest-rated professors and received a teaching award from the University of Texas Liberal Arts Council. Mark’s courses, Trialmasters and Managing Human Differences, focus on personal and professional development, and instill in students powerful persuasion, negotiation, and listening skills along with a sense of purpose, ethics, and integrity.
Mark has been honored both as a legal innovator by The Texas Lawyer and as a “Superlawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine.
He has chaired the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee, served on the State Bar’s Texas Disciplinary Rules Committee, the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, and helped author the Texas Lawyers Creed. Mark is also a co-producer of Lifetime Television’s Scared Silent, a movie based on a case in which he represented five women who were sexually assaulted by a deputy sheriff.
His education includes a bachelor of science in communication from Northwestern University, a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and (current) course work towards a Masters degree in counseling psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus. He has also received training in Systems Centered Therapy® for over seven years and has been certified as a Group Facilitator by M. Scott Peck’s Foundation for Community Encouragement.
He is the author of Why Lawyers (and the rest of us) Lie and Engage in Other Repugnant Behavior, a book about the courage to look inwardly in order to more effectively resolve conflict.
Mark has been coaching students and private clients since 2002.