Mark B. Bullman
Mark Bullman has been a practicing trial attorney for the past twenty-four years in state and federal courts and is a member of the bars of the United States District Court for Colorado, the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the 10th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Georgia.
Mark handles cases involving contract review, litigation avoidance and business disputes, business torts and fraud, commercial landlord-tenant matters, wildlife law and other areas of civil litigation. He has represented small to mid-sized companies, including private holding companies for commercial properties and manufacturing companies. He represented one of the largest real estate boards in the Southeast in administrative hearings and successfully argued a case of first impression regarding ERISA law and testamentary bequests. Mark has also been employed as an expert in various litigation matters.
As a business owner for over 16 years, Mark understands the importance of clients focusing on running a business and not managing litigation. While never shying from the courtroom, Mark is a trained mediator and has always made it a priority to work with parties and counsel to try to find an amicable resolution to claims and cases prior to time consuming and expensive litigation that can stifle business productivity.
While continuing to handle business litigation, Mark expanded his practice to litigate cases in the area of victims’ rights and civil rights litigation, particularly in the area of police officer liability where he has become recognized as a leader in the courtroom, the classroom and as a consultant for departments and media organizations. He has handled cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and is reported in numerous cases cited as authority in various areas of law.
Mark attended the University of Georgia, where he received his undergraduate degree and his juris doctorate. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with departmental honors. He is a former P.O.S.T. certified police officer and deputy sheriff.
Mark has taught classes to other attorneys, judges and other legal staff on the topics of law enforcement liability, municipal liability and civil rights law and has recently been asked to write a chapter in a treatise on civil rights litigation. He has been a lecturer on various topics in the legal field and has been featured in both local and national print and television news stories regarding various cases. Mark was an adjunct professor, teaching civil litigation in a paralegal studies program for several years and worked for United States Senator Sam Nunn in Washington, D.C., assisting with various legislative matters and helping review and investigate nominees to the United States Supreme Court. Earlier in his career, he was also on a legislative committee drafting and supporting legislation.
Mark has been a founder, officer, board member and/or volunteer for various charitable organizations, including BARKs (a charity for retired police canine officers), SOC-F (Special Operations Care Fund which helps members of the Special Operations Forces community and their familes) and the Crime Victims Advocacy Council (CVAC) where he lobbied for the passage of crime victim legislation and established a scholarship program for the families of crime victims. He was honored by a Georgia State Senate resolution for his work for crime victims.
Mark is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sky-diving, SCUBA diving, shooting, archery and other outdoor activities.
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. – May 1993
- Closing Argument Competition Judge
- Mock Trial Board Advisor
- Prosecutorial Clinic
University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts – August 1988
- Political Science Departmental Highest Honors
- Graduated with High Honors, magna cum laude
- President, Pi Sigma Alpha – National Political Science Honor Society
- United States Supreme Court
- 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Court for Colorado
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia