Mark Leach joined Orbock Ruark & Dillard, PC in 2001 and has been a partner in the firm since 2004. His practice is focused on workers' compensaiton defense, including asbestos and other complex cases and appeals. He has also defended cases in North Carolina's state and federal courts in the areas of toxic torts, premises liability, trade secrets, breach of contract, and personal injury. He has served as a supervising attorney with the Wake Forest University School of Law Civil and Criminal Externship Clinic since 2006. He has authored manuscripts and presented on workers' compensation issues for various continuing legal education and private client seminars.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University in 1993 and graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1996. Before joining the firm, Mark worked for five years as a general practitioner in Winston-Salem, during which time he tried cases before juries involving charges of armed robbery, felony child abuse, kidnapping, and other matters. While in law school, he interned with the district attorneys' offices in both Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties.
Mark is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, and is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Forsyth County Bar Association, and the 21st Judicial District Bar.
Mark currently serves on the North Carolina Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section Council as its Legislative Committee Co-Chairman, and as its Treasurer. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and served on its Board of Directors from 2015 through 2018, and as a past chairman of its Workers' Compensation Section. Mark is married to Heather Leach and they have two children, Emma and David. His leisure interests include playing piano and guitar.