Mark Flores


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2010, Kentucky Law Journal, Managing Editor, CALI Award, Criminal Law and Products Liability Seminar

B.J., Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 1999, Business Foundations Normandy Scholar

  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2010-2011


Texas, 2011

Kentucky, 2010

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Mark Flores is an experienced litigator that has represented clients in both state and federal courts on criminal and civil matters. He has served as lead counsel at the trial and appellate level on various matters from election contests to the defense of defamation claims to energy lease disputes and others. Mark has also represented clients facing criminal indictments from the initial appearance stage through sentencing as well as witnesses responding to federal subpoenas.

A former federal law clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Hood in the Eastern District of Kentucky, he is comfortable with the federal civil and criminal process. Mark has also co-authored amicus briefs before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mark has likewise represented media entities facing various issues including open access issues and defamation. He has also produced multiple presentations and articles on these issues throughout his career.

Mark has stayed active in the American Bar Association through his participation in the ABA Section on Litigation and the ABA Forum on Communications Law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked for almost ten years in the broadcast industry as a sports and news reporter for various television and radio stations.

Professional Recognition

  • Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee Member of the Year, 2014

Professional and Community Activities

  • ABA Section on Litigation Diverse Leaders Academy
  • Kentucky Bar Association Leadership
  • Media Legal Resource Center Newsgathering Committee Vice-Chair
  • ABA Young Lawyers Division Liaison to Forum on Communications Law, 2012-2016

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Survey of Kentucky Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media”, author, MLRC Media Privacy and Related Law, 2014-2015
  • “Facing the Reality of Your Client’s Facebook Posts – Obtaining and Using Evidence from Social Media”, speaker, Kentucky Bar Association Convention, 2014
  • “The Top Ten Opinion: Potential Liability and Potential Immunity”, author, Communications Lawyer, 2014
  • “Social Media and Online Defamation: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients”, co-author and speaker, Kentucky Law Update, 2013
  • “Survey of Kentucky Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media”, co-author, MLRC Media Privacy and Related Law, 2012-2013
  • “Blast off? – Strict Liability’s Potential Role in the Development of the Commercial Space Market”, author, Richmond Journal of Law and    Technology, Vol. XVII, Issue 1, Fall 2010

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