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Mark J. Heise


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Areas of Practice


Class Actions

Product Liability


University of Florida Law School, J.D., with honors, 1988; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Moot Court Board; Appellate Advocacy Instructor

Vanderbilt University, B.S., cum laude, Mathematics, 1985


Hon. James Lawrence King, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1988-1989



United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals: Ninth and Eleventh Circuits

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States District Courts: Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida, and Eastern District of Michigan.

Mark J. Heise's main practice areas are complex commercial litigation, class action litigation and product liability litigation.

Before joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Mr. Heise was the managing partner of Heise Markarian Foreman, P.A. Throughout his career, Mr. Heise has handled complex and multiparty litigation in Florida and in other jurisdictions. Some of the cases include a class action against AT&T Corp. that settled after the class was certified, Singer v. AT&T Corp., 185 F.R.D. 681 (S.D. Fla. 1998), and a successful effort at having a state taxing statute declared unconstitutional on behalf of persons who paid for parking in Miami. McGrath v. City of Miami, 789 So.2d 1168 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001) aff'd 824 So. 2d 143 (Fla. 2002).

In addition to these cases, Mr. Heise has successfully litigated a variety of complex matters, including multimillion dollar property insurance claims arising out of Hurricane Andrew, the defense and prosecution of legal and accounting malpractice claims, securities litigation on behalf of defrauded investors and other significant commercial matters. Some of these reported cases include Flint v. ABB, Inc., 229 F.Supp.2d 1338, (S.D. Fla. 2002), Kiefer v. Paging Network, Inc., 50 F.Supp.2d 681 (E.D. Mich. 1999); Southeastern Staffing Services, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Ins., 728 So.2d 248 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998); Christiania Holding, Inc. v. Koalick, 695 So.2d 491 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997); Lightspeed of Miami, Inc. v. Jack Eckerd Corp., 614 So.2d 629 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993); and Atlantic Asphalt & Equipment Co., Inc. v. Mairena, 578 So.2d 292 (Fla. 3d DCA 1991).

Mr. Heise's recent and ongoing representation includes the defense of Philip Morris USA in a variety of actions, ranging from antitrust matters to product liability claims brought by smokers for the injuries allegedly caused by smoking cigarettes.

Mr. Heise has authored and lectured on a variety of topics, including Trial in Federal Court, Trying the Class Action Lawsuit in Florida, and Pornography, Radical Feminists and Federal Courts.

Mr. Heise also is actively involved various local charities, having served on the Board of Directors of Children's Foundation of Greater Miami and The Wellness Community.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association

Dade County Bar Association

Florida Super Lawyer (2006-Present)

Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite,” (2008-Present)

South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyer,” (2009-Present)

Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation, (2010-Present)


Super Lawyers CLE:  What Every Lawyer should know About Trial Practice, Dade County Bar Association CLE Seminar, June 2011

The Class Action Fairness Act:  A Primer, Palm Beach County Bar CLE Seminar "Class Actions," April 2005 

Trial Strategies/Trial Preparation, The Florida Bar CLE Seminar "Federal Practice," March 2005, April 2009, 2011

Trial in Federal Court, The Florida Bar CLE Seminar "Federal Practice," May 2000, November 2003

Trying the Class Action Lawsuit in Florida, National Business Institute Seminar, July 1998

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