Mark McCormick is a shareholder of the firm who primarily practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, appeals, alternative dispute resolution, professional responsibility defense, and administrative law. Mark has appeared before numerous state and federal district courts, appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been recognized by Chambers and Partners for his litigation practice.
Mark was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served for three years. Upon his return from duty, he attended Georgetown Law School and graduated in 1960. Following law school, Mark served one year as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Harvey A. Johnson, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Mark returned to Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1961 to practice law with a small firm and continued his private practice until he was appointed as an Iowa District Court Judge in 1968. From 1963 to 1967, he also served as Assistant County Attorney for Webster County, Iowa.
In 1972, Mark was appointed as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of Iowa. He served on the Supreme Court of Iowa until 1986, when he joined Belin McCormick as a shareholder.
Mark has been a frequent author and lecturer in his areas of expertise. He served on the faculty of the National Judicial College from 1976 to 1979, teaching Evidence Subjects.
Mark enjoys visiting his children and grandchildren and regular travel with his wife Victoria Herring to new venues in furtherance of their interest in other cultures and her interest in photography. Mark has tried over the years to stay fit by tennis and bicycling which evolved into long distance running, including marathons in various parts of the country. Mark enjoys reading histories and biographies.