Mark A.McCormick-Goodhart


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9509

Mark McCormick-Goodhart assists clients in high-stakes commercial disputes and nationwide products liability litigation. Mark has worked with trial consultants, mock juries, and experts in a variety of medical and scientific fields. Mark has substantial experience preparing medical professionals, epidemiologists, statisticians, and toxicologists to testify in cases involving environmental contaminants and heavy metals. His experience includes all aspects of trial preparation, including taking and defending depositions and leading case teams in discovery efforts and record development. He also assists trial teams in drafting motions and other pleadings, particularly motions to exclude expert testimony.

Before joining Jones Day, Mark was a trial defense lawyer in the United States Marine Corps. He defended service members at courts-martial and administrative hearings, including cases where clients faced life-without-parole-prison sentences. Mark litigated 10 jury cases to verdict, including a 24-day trial that gained national media attention and inquiries from Congress.

Mark assists in the Firm's pro bono efforts to protect victims of human trafficking, represents veterans with military discharge upgrades and Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims, and serves as a mentor for the Western District of Pennsylvania's Veterans Court.


  • 99-year-old WWII veteran obtains full-time VA careJones Day successfully represented 99-year-old WWII veteran Matilda Syska in her supplemental claim seeking an increase in her service-connected disability rating so she may receive full-time medical care in a VA facility.
  • Sherwin-Williams obtains favorable decision from Seventh Circuit in personal injury casesA Jones Day cross-office, cross-practice team obtained a precedential decision from the Seventh Circuit that directed judgment as a matter of law for The Sherwin-Williams Company following a consolidated trial of three personal injury plaintiffs claiming injury from their exposure to white lead carbonate pigments (WLC).
  • Prisoner obtains settlement in civil rights case against Pennsylvania Department of Corrections officersJones Day successfully represented plaintiff Robert Thomas against Pennsylvania Department of Corrections officers in an action alleging civil rights violations relating to an incident that took place at the State Correctional Institution in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
  • UPMC prevails in trial before Commonwealth Court of PennsylvaniaJones Day won a bench trial on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.