Mark A. Nation is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and also in Business Litigation Law by the Florida Bar. There are over 100,000 lawyers in the State of Florida less than 100 of which hold these multiple Board Certifications.
Mr. Nation is also Certified nationally in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certified Lawyers are the only lawyers in Florida who are allowed to say that they are “specialists,” or “experts” in the area of trial law. In addition to acting as first-chair on numerous complex trials, Mr. Nation has handled over 25 appeals.
With that in mind, Mr. Nation limits his practice to wrongful death, personal injury, and insurance cases. Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve.
Mr. Nation is also a member the Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Standard Jury Instructions for Contract and Business cases. This Supreme Court Committee is given the responsibility of drafting, editing, and recommending Florida Standard Jury Instructions to be utilized in all trials arising out of contract and business disputes, including disputes between policy holders and their insurance companies.
Mr. Nation is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose members must have settled one or more cases worth over one million dollars. Mr. Nation has obtained million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries for his client’s in many cases. He is routinely consulted by other attorneys from throughout Florida on injury, death and insurance cases. Mr. Nation has tried cases throughout Florida.
In 2017, Mr. Nation was recognized with the Chief Judge Award for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. This award is only presented occasionally, and is presented to the attorney with “a history of dedicated service (above and beyond the call of duty) to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Nation is specifically being recognized for his long history of mentoring young attorneys, for his reputation for civility and respectful treatment of all parties, and for his generous contributions to the community. In recognizing Mr. Nation, Chief Judge Galluzzo cited his integrity, legal acumen, and reputation for civility even in the midst of extremely challenging and difficult cases.”
He has been hired to represent all types of people from every socioeconomic class – from the poorest of the poor to some of our wealthiest citizens. Mr. Nation counts it a special honor when asked to represent those who know the various lawyers in our community, such as judges and their families, lawyers and insurance adjusters who themselves have injury, death and insurance claims.
Mr. Nation has litigated thousands of civil cases against some of the world’s largest corporations and insurance companies, including Delta Air Lines, Inc., Federal Express Corporation, Walt Disney World Co., Universal Studios Florida, Laboratory Corporation of America, Allstate, State Farm, Nationwide, GEICO, Cotton States, Progressive, Florida Farm Bureau, Humana, UNUM, Life Insurance Company of North America, United HealthCare, and Provident Life.
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers has given Mr. Nation its highest rating.
The rating of Preeminent Lawyer is drawn from evaluations submitted by Trial Judges and Mr. Nation’s peers. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Nation was a police officer and a deputy sheriff. As a law enforcement officer, Mr. Nation has investigated hundreds of crime scenes and automobile accidents.
Mr. Nation graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review. He is also a member of the Order of the Coif, a national organization which recognizes excellence in legal studies. Mr. Nation is married with four children.
Over the years, he has served on the board of directors of many organizations, including: Ronald McDonald House, Seminole County Bar Association, Volie Williams Inns of Court (a national organization dedicated to professionalism and ethics in the practice of law).
In 2009, Mr. Nation was selected as one of the University of Central Florida’s recipients of its Alumni Professional Achievement Awards. Mr. and Mrs. Nation support Bags of Hope, Hospice of the Comforter, Christian Help, and Orlando Union Rescue Mission.
In 2010, the Seminole County Bar Association chose Mr. Nation to receive its Whigham-Gray Award. This award is given to the Seminole County lawyer who demonstrates outstanding community involvement and professionalism.
Mark Nation is board certified through the Florida Bar Association. To become certified, Nation had to pass a high-level examination. He was tested rigorously on his competence as a lawyer, his professionalism, and his knowledge of the particular area of law he practices. With this certification, he can confidently say to both clients and peers that he is a specialist in his field.
The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national association that works to create an overall better group of attorneys for the benefit of all. Mark Nation, along with his fellow ABOTA members, keeps a strict level of integrity in everything he does. He participates in learning and growing as an attorney as well as helping others learn and grow from him. Most importantly, he strives to constantly better the legal profession so that the bar for all professionals in his field is higher than ever before.
Mark Nation is board certified through the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) which is a non-profit organization. NTBA is devoted to bettering trial advocacy attorneys throughout the nation and helping people connect with the best trial attorneys for their case. Nation is proud to be NBTA certified as this has long been known as a certification that requires an arduous process and has exemplary standards for its attorneys.