Mark B. Hutton, Managing Partner
Mark Hutton co-founded, and serves as the Managing Partner of Hutton &
Hutton. He graduated his undergraduate and law degrees from Washburn University.
Mark Hutton has over 37 years experience in personal injury and wrongful
death litigation, including automobile and trucking accidents, medical
malpractice, defective products, mass torts and class actions.
Mark Hutton has tried numerous cases to verdict, including multiple cases
resulting in record setting multi-million dollar awards to his clients.
He served as lead counsel receiving a 23 million dollar verdict in an
obstetrical brain damage baby case. He also, served as lead counsel receiving
6.33 million dollars in a anethesia brain damage case and as was lead
counsel receiving a 11.5 million dollar verdict including 10 million dollars
in punitive damages in a case against a tampon manufacturer. He has extensive
experience in the handling of product liability and mass tort cases.
Mark Hutton was recently honored as a Top 100 Lawyer out of 34,000 for
the entire state of Kanasas and Missouri.
In 2012 Mark Hutton became a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.
Fellowship in the LCA is comprised of less than one-half of one percent
of American lawyers, is highly selective and by invitation only. Also
in 2012 Mark Hutton became a founder of the American Academy of Medical
Malpractice Attorneys, and is limited to a dozen lawyers in the United States.
Mark Hutton's tireless work on behalf of consumers has led to many
positive results for citizens across the country, including the removal
of dangerous products from the marketplace, the addition of important
warning labels, the improvement of existing products, and the purification
of vaccines. Mark was the recipient of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
"Trial Lawyer of the Year Award", awarded to only one lawyer
in the USA each year. Mark has been named to Best Lawyers in America every
year since 1999, and has been named to
Kansas Super Lawyers® every year since 2005.
Mark Hutton also has extensive experience in negotiating many mega-million
personal injuryand wrongful death cases - frequently allowing his clients
to obtain the results desired without going to trial. Mark Hutton has
published and lectured extensively in his areas of practice, and has been
actively involved in countless non-profit organizations making substantial
donations throughout his career. Mark Hutton received a presidential appointment
to the Advisory Committee of the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
As a former pilot, Mark has handled numerous aviation liability cases.
In addition, Mark Hutton has been an ethics investigator, serves as a mediator
and was appointed to the
Kansas State Bar Association's Commission on Professionalism Committee.
Mass Tort Experience
Counsel in Thirty Multi-District Litigation and/or Mass Tort actions: Accutane; Actos; Avandia; Baycol; Bextra-Celebrex; Breast Implants; Digitek;
Ephedra; Fen-Phen; Fosamax; Hip Implants (DePuy); Knee Implants (Zimmer,
DePuy); Kugel Mesh; MMR Vaccine; Norplant; Pelvic Mesh; Prempro; Polio
Vaccine;Pradaxa, Risperdal SSRI Antidepressants;Stryker hip implants;Transvaginal
Mesh; Trasylol; Viagra; Vioxx; Xarelto;Yaz; Zofran.
Other Complex Litigation: Tobacco; Antitrust (Federal and State; multiple products).
Committee Member Experience
Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee - In Re: Silicone Gel Breast Implant Litig., MDL-926 (N.D. Ala.)(Samuel
C. Pointer, Jr., J.).
Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee - In Re: Norplant Contraceptive Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL 1038 (E.D. Tex.)(Richard
A. Schell, J.).
Kansas, New York, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, D.C.,Texas, Illinois
In addition, he practices before the US Court of Claims, the US Court
of Appeals 2nd, 5th, 8th and 9th Circuit and the US Court of Appeals for
the 10th Circuit.
In addition Mark Hutton has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court
Mr. Hutton is an AV rated Attorney. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review
Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical
standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers
by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. In
2015, Mr. Hutton was selected to the Best Lawyers of Kansas and Missouri
by the Best Lawyers in America.