Mark Curriden

Senior Writer

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Mark Curriden, a senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff part time in 2010 and has written for the magazine for more than 25 years. He also is a senior writer for the Texas Lawbook. Mark served as the legal affairs writer for the Dallas Morning News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From 2002 to 2010, Mark was the senior communications counsel at Vinson & Elkins. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Writer in Residence at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Mark clerked for a federal judge after earning his J.D. from the Woodrow Wilson Law School in Atlanta. He holds a B.A. in history from Tennessee Temple University.

Recent Articles

Texas craft brewers sue the state over a law restricting their distribution rights
May 1, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Thou Shalt Not Cheat: The lawyer who took down Lance Armstrong is on a mission
Oct 1, 2014, 05:30 am CDT

Meet the chief judge of the nation’s most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court
Feb 1, 2014, 10:40 am CST

Oct. 21, 2003: Florida enters the Terri Schiavo case
Oct 1, 2013, 05:30 am CDT

September 2, 1963: Gov. Wallace halts integration
Sep 1, 2013, 06:40 am CDT

June 19, 1961: Police raid of home sparks a revolution in the criminal justice system
Jun 1, 2013, 06:00 am CDT

How protected should communications between lawyers and a firm’s in-house counsel be?
May 1, 2013, 08:10 am CDT

May 6, 1882: Congress passes first major law restricting immigration
May 1, 2013, 05:40 am CDT

How much is that doggie in the window? Not much, Texas justices rule
Apr 5, 2013, 06:48 pm CDT

Leon Jaworski’s name is the first to go as his firm grows
Apr 1, 2013, 09:00 am CDT

April 3, 1996: The Unabomber is apprehended
Apr 1, 2013, 05:00 am CDT

March 25, 1931: The saga of the Scottsboro Boys begins
Mar 1, 2013, 06:30 am CST

Tort reform stabilizing litigation, but survey sees dramatic increase in government probes
Feb 26, 2013, 02:45 pm CST

It’s a golden age for Texas’ oil and gas transactional lawyers
Feb 8, 2013, 10:30 pm CST

It’s a golden age for Texas’ oil and gas transactional lawyers
Feb 1, 2013, 10:59 am CST

Feb. 22, 1841: Amistad case opens in Supreme Court
Feb 1, 2013, 06:40 am CST

Texas Lawyer Sues the State over His Blog’s Name and Wins
Jan 1, 2013, 09:49 am CST

The Convert: Houston Lawyer Spearheads Pro Bono Advocacy for Child Immigrants
Sep 1, 2012, 09:00 am CDT

Lawyers Debate Whether New Voter Registration Laws Fight Voter Fraud or Suppress Voter Activity
Aug 5, 2012, 09:45 pm CDT

Tears Flow at Screening of Film on Pro Bono Fight to Free Woman Convicted of Her Abuser’s Murder
Aug 3, 2012, 01:22 am CDT