Marc E. Kutner

Marc E. Kutner
Associate

P (713) 706-4908
F (713) 953-9470
marc.kutner@hfw.com

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A resident of Houston since 1982, Mr. Kutner earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. Upon earning his law degree from the University of Houston in 1985, Mr. Kutner began his law  career in a practice devoted to commercial litigation, representing banks and leasing companies.  Mr. Kutner spent over twenty years litigating in the areas of personal injury, products liability, worker's compensation, medical malpractice, and oil and gas law.  He has been litigating maritime lawsuits in state and federal courts for roughly eight years. He joined Legge, Farrow in 2015 and has devoted his practice 100 percent to civil trials and appeals.  Mr. Kutner has successfully represented clients in a wide array of maritime, Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation, and product liability cases at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels nationwide.  He has developed extensive expertise and experience in the trial of cases featuring complex scientific or medical issues including spinal and other orthopedic injuries, post-traumatic stress and other psychological disorders, burns, and exposure to toxic substances.  He has extensive experience as a trial attorney, in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana, having participated in dozens of jury and bench trials, most as lead trial counsel.  Mr. Kutner is admitted to practice in all Texas courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas.  He has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana.  He is licensed in both Texas and New York.  

Mr. Kutner volunteers as a court appointed guardian ad litem for Child Advocates, Inc.  Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse, by speaking up and advocating for abused children who are taken into custody by Child Protective Services, to prevent children from being lost in the system, and to guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.