Mark Flores

Practices

Industries

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

Admissions

Texas, 2011

Kentucky, 2010

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profile

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

Newsletter

Media and Entertainment

Media, Entertainment and First Amendment

This edition of the Media, Entertainment and First Amendment Newsletter discusses the rise in defamation suits against the media with a survey of recently-filed cases and a panel discussion about their impact. It also presents the legal arguments meant to form the basis for a motion seeking media access to the executive branch.

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

  • “Model Brief on Access to the Executive Branch,” editor, Media Law Resource Center, August 21, 2017
  • “Fake News and the Very  Real Risks Associated with It,” moderator, Dallas Joint Paralegal CLE 2017 Seminar, August 4, 2017
  • “The Past, Present and Potential Future of the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements,” moderator, American Bar Association’s Roundtable, June 22, 2017
  • “Racial Bias and the No-Impeachment Rule,” author, American Bar Association – Diversity Inclusion Section, May 25, 2017
  • “The Rule 41 Amendments and the State of Digital Privacy,” moderator, American Bar Association’s Roundtable, March 23, 2017
  • “Loving v. Commonwealth: A Powerful Lesson Turns 50,” author, American Bar Association – Criminal Litigation Section, March 6, 2017
  • “Spotlight on Roula Allouch, Civil Rights Activist and Litigator,” author, American Bar Association - Minority Trial Lawyer Section, February 22, 2017
  • “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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