Mark Worischeck joined Sanders & Parks in 1988, and serves as the firm's President and Managing Shareholder. Mr. Worischeck has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV® Preeminent™ rating, has been chosen as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers, selected to be included in Best Lawyers in America for 2013-2015, and is recognized in the 2010-2015 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers. Mr. Worischeck was also named by Super Lawyers as one of Arizona's Top 50 Lawyers for 2011-2015. In addition, Mr. Worischeck has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top litigation attorneys by AZMagazine from 2009-2014 and is recognized in AZBusiness Leaders 2015 as a leader in construction litigation.
Mr. Worischeck's practice emphasizes complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, insurance defense, aviation, employment law, construction litigation, personal injury, directors and officers' liability, professional liability defense and product liability. He regularly litigates complex insurance matters and aviation disasters throughout the United States. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
Mr. Worischeck works with many insurance carriers handling a variety of insurance defense matters. He also represents insurance carriers providing coverage opinions, litigating coverage disputes, defending claims of extra-contractual liability and litigating Damron and Morris Agreements. Representative insurance clients include AIG Aerospace, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company (formerly SCF Arizona), Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, QBE, Starr Companies and USAA.
Mr. Worischeck has earned the respect of his peers as a neutral, regularly serving as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement conference judge. He is known for utilizing innovative methods to settle even the most complex case.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Worischeck has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2010. He also taught Insurance Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University from 2010-2012.
Mr. Worischeck earned his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1986, and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, with distinction, in 1983. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona, United States District Court, District of Arizona, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Worischeck is a licensed private pilot with ratings to fly various single-engine aircraft. He is a member of the Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Worischeck serves as a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
Dude, et al. v. Bulk Transportation, et al., Graham County Superior Court, CV2011-00149. — Represented 5 Native American plaintiffs in a case against an interstate trucking company and its contracted driver involving a tractor trailer/pick-up truck collision which resulted in five injured family members, two of which were minors who sustained severe, lifelong injuries. The matter settled before trial for high seven figures. (2012)
Canyon Ambulatory Surgery Center and El Dorado Surgery Center, LLP v. SCF Arizona, Maricopa County Superior Court Cause No. CV2003-024399 (Consolidated) — Successfully represented defendant insurance carrier in a case of first impression involving the repricing and payment of over $6 million of medical bills.
Transcontinental Insurance Company, et al. v. Kitchell Contractors, Inc. of Arizona, et al., U. S. District Court, District of Nevada Case No. 2:06-CV-00533-RCJ-GWF — Represented defendant contractor in a suit brought by CNA Insurance Company seeking to deny coverage for construction defect claims with costs of repair asserted to be in excess of $20 million. Asserted bad faith claims over and against the carrier. Matter settled favorably in favor of defendant contractor. (2007)