Mediator's Profile


Mark Shank

Business Name: Diamond McCarthy, LLP

With his remarkably broad background in high-stakes controversies, Mark Shank transitioned his practice focus toward alternate dispute resolution, regularly serving as an arbitrator or mediator in a wide range of business and employment disputes. He is a licensed AAA arbitrator and a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – two of the most prestigious ADR professional organizations. Clients also call on Mark to serve as an independent investigator in corporate malfeasance and workplace misconduct matters.

Mark has been an arbitrator and mediator for more than 20 years, helping resolve hundreds of disputes involving all areas of litigation. For 10 years Mark was an adjunct professor, teaching employment law and law office management at SMU Law School.  He has also done several investigations of alleged wrongful workplace conduct and has testified as an expert witness on workplace issues and recovery of attorney fees.  In addition to being named to the Texas Chapter of NADN, Mark has been named a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

Panel Service

  • American Arbitration Association
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • American Health Law Association
  • Qualified Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider, State of Texas
  • Texas Department of Insurance, Independent Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Dispute Resolution Services Panel


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, LL.M., 1984
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., cum laude, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District, Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District, Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District, Texas


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association


  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (2018-Present)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2018 to Present)
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Law (2008)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Trustee, The Center for American and International Law Research (2012 – Present)
  • President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (1986)
  • M5M Foundation Board

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