Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) October 15, 2009
Personal injury lawyer Steve M. Marks of Marks and Lear PLC has received an AV® Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell.
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A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, Mr. Marks has been the managing partner of Marks and Lear PLC since 1985. He oversees the firm's litigation and day-to-day operations.
Mr. Marks successfully challenged the constitutionality of laws limiting recovery in Louisiana for the catastrophically injured. He was the first attorney to convince a Louisiana court to accept the expert testimony of a neuropsychologist to confirm brain injury when neurologists and neurosurgeons could find no injury using traditional tests such as EEGs, MRIs, or CAT scans. This decision ended the era of serious closed-head injuries being compensated as routine post-concussion syndrome cases. Mr. Marks also handled the case that established the rule of law in auto insurance policy interpretation that prevents an insurance company from enforcing a policy clause that deducts medical payments benefits from uninsured/underinsured protection.
About the Firm
The experienced attorneys at Baton Rouge, Louisiana's Marks and Lear PLC have represented clients in personal injury cases in state and federal courts for more than 25 years. Listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, the firm focuses on cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents, industrial accidents, catastrophic injuries, and maritime law. Contact them at http://www.markslear.com or call 1-888-259-7208 today for a free consultation.