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Mark D. Laidlaw

Mark D. Laidlaw


Mark Laidlaw counsels clients on discovery issues in complex product liability litigation.

Before joining Bowman and Brooke, Mark served as national discovery counsel for Ford Motor Company in the areas of restraint systems, glass, Windstar/Aerostar vehicles and insurance product liability litigation. In this role, he managed a team of paralegals in analyzing and preparing written discovery as well as conducting document review and document production. Mark also provided trial support, preparing witnesses, attending meet and confer conferences, and responding to discovery and related motions. He worked with legal teams throughout the United States. Mark also has experience serving as corporate counsel for State Farm Insurance, where he focused on developing discovery response and production strategies.

In his free time, Mark serves as Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 1532 in Plymouth, Michigan and is a Little League Baseball coach. He is a season ticket holder for Michigan State University football games.


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2004

    Law Students Association Board, Student Disciplinary Committee

  • Michigan State University, James Madison College, B.A., 2000
    high honors
    Alpha Phi Omega Executive Board
    Majors: Political Theory, Constitutional Democracy 


    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —Smallest Settlement Award – Team, 2020

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