Mark Petersen is a Partner at W&D Law with a wide range of experience litigating construction defect, mass tort, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, commercial trespass, subrogation, fraud, real estate nondisclosure, and contract cases. His practice has included representation of real estate developers, brokers and agents, construction contractors, retail chains, government entities, commercial and private property owners, design professionals, materials suppliers, and products manufacturers. His design professional matters have included disputes over alleged design deficiencies, construction delays, accelerated costs, contract and Code interpretation, and standards of care.
Throughout his career, Mark has specialized in complex litigation, often assuming a defense leadership position. He has participated in numerous trials and arbitrations, some of long duration. In Castron v. Fieldstone, Mark defended a concrete ready-mix supplier, successfully challenging plaintiffs’ junk science. In other matters, he has been called to assist trial counsel at the commencement of trial.
Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of construction cases and special training in concrete and cementitious materials matters. He has achieved significant successes in Kelly-Frye hearings, administrative matters, and motion practice. Mark has led a team of attorneys and paralegals in a lengthy, complicated rail system design action. At the invitation of clients, Mark has also litigated actions in Arizona, Washington, and Hawaii.