Mark Osborn is a partner and department chair of Kemp Smith's Trial Department. He has over 35 years of experience representing clients in commercial lawsuits and appeals in state and federal courts. A substantial portion of his practice is in the areas of finance, real estate, contract, class action, environmental, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation, and trademark and copyright registration. He is a member of the Litigation, Intellectual Property, Antitrust and Business Litigation, and Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections of American Bar Association. Mr. Osborn has authored articles, lectured and organized continuing legal education programs for the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and local professional and business groups on litigation in Mexico, legal ethics, using technology in the practice of law, antitrust law, intellectual property law, state and federal debt collection law, litigation involving the FDIC, and pro-bono death penalty representation.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Professional & Civic Involvement
Mr. Osborn served on the Texas Supreme Court's Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas for 15 years including serving for 5 years as chair. In 2011 and again in 2019 he was appointed to serve on a committee to review and recommend changes to the civil section of the Local Federal Court Rules for the Western District of Texas. In 2006, Mr. Osborn received the Professionalism Award from the El Paso Bar Association. In 2004, he was chosen as the Outstanding Lawyer of El Paso. In 2009 and 2004, he received Presidential Citations from the State Bar of Texas for providing leadership to the State Bar including with respect to its technology plan and on the development of its website. From 2002-2005, Mr. Osborn served as a Director on the Board of the State Bar of Texas including serving on the Board's Executive Committee and serving as chair of the Board’s Technology Oversight Subcommittee. He also served as Chair of the Web Services Committee of the State Bar of Texas from 2005-2008, as a member of the State Bar’s Task Force on Insurance Disclosure in 2007-2008, and as Chair of the State Bar’s Executive Director Selection Committee in 2008. Mr. Osborn served on the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees from 2008-2011.Mr. Osborn also served on the El Paso Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Osborn has served as president and director of the El Paso Bar Association and the El Paso Young Lawyers Association, and as a director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the El Paso Legal Assistance Society. In 1990, he was chosen as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of El Paso. Mr. Osborn is a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Coronado Baptist Church. A 1981, mechanical engineering graduate of Rice University, he went on to graduate from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984, cum laude and Order of the Coif.