Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Civil Litigation
- Included in The Best Lawyers in America personal injury section since 2003
- Listed as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2011
- Voted in Up and Coming Weekly’s “Best of Fayetteville” as Fayetteville’s Best Personal Injury Attorney 2012-2015
Mark A. Sternlicht is a partner at Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, P.A, where he has practiced since returning to Fayetteville in 1985. He previously practiced with a litigation firm in Philadelphia, a Chapel Hill firm, and UNC Student Legal Services.
Mark’s practice emphasizes personal injury and medical negligence claims, and he has obtained excellent results for many clients. He represents clients in North Carolina and federal court trials and appeals. Mark’s fellow lawyers have selected him to be included in The Best Lawyers in America personal injury section since 2003, as well as The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2011. Readers of Up & Coming Weekly voted Mark as the best personal injury attorney in Fayetteville in 2012 and 2013.
Mark graduated from the UNC School of Law, where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors at UNC, where he earned membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity.
Mark is a member of the Cumberland County, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations, the North Carolina Associates for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He has taught at continuing legal education seminars for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the North Carolina Associates for Justice.
To serve his community, Mark has been an active member of boards of directors of the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Friends of the Parks, the American Red Cross, and the ACLU of North Carolina. Mark’s interests outside of his legal practice include martial arts, museums and art galleries, and the dogs he and his wife Robbie train, show, and plan to breed.
- The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Section, 2003 – present
- The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011 – present
- Up & Coming Weekly, Best Personal Injury Attorney 2012, 2013
- Professional Associations and Memberships
- Cumberland County Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- North Carolina Associates for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- North Carolina Bar, 1978
- Pennsylvania Bar, 1982
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- Dunbar Corp. v. Lindsey, 905 F.2d 754 (4th Cir. 1990) (reversed dismissal of client’s Federal Tort Claims Act and Bivens claims for an unconstitutional seizure of client’s land by the Army)
- Taylor v. Taylor Products, Inc., 105 N.C.App. 620, 414 S.E.2d 568 (1992) (reversed dismissal of client’s breach of contract claims)
- Knighten v. Barnhill Contr’g Co., 122 N.C. App. 109, 468 S.E.2d 564, disc. review denied, 343 N.C. 511, 472 S.E.2d 11 (1996) (dismissed appeal from denial of defense that client’s claim was barred by governmental immunity)
- Tohato, Inc. v. Pinewild Mgmt., Inc., 128 N.C. App. 386, 496 S.E.2d 800 (1998) (affirmed denial of motion to require client to arbitrate its claims)
- McMurray v. U.S., (4th Cir. Jan. 7, 2014) (unpublished) (invalidated a release and reversed dismissal of client’s claim for damages for injuries sustained while a passenger in a vehicle driven by a government employee)
- Continuing Legal Education Seminars Taught
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy: Depositions, Trial Skills North Carolina Associates for Justice: Insurance Law, Federal Tort Claims, Medical Negligence
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1978
- Law Review Staff Member,1976-1978
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, A.B. with Honors 1975 Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity