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Mark M. Rothrock

Attorney
AA Contact Info

Cheryl Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023
cbaber@smithlaw.com 

Overview

Mark Rothrock practices general business litigation and advises clients in complex business disputes across multiple sectors, including the construction industry.

Mark is a novice triathlete and recently completed a 50-mile race. Outside of the office, he enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his family.

military service 

In 2010, Mark was commissioned as an active-duty officer in the United States Marine Corps. On active duty, Mark served as a tank platoon commander, tank company executive officer and foreign forces advisor to the Afghan Border Police during a 2012-2013 deployment to Afghanistan. Mark also served as the Marine Officer Instructor and as an assistant professor of naval science at NYC NROTC, teaching and mentoring midshipmen from Columbia University, Fordham University and SUNY Maritime College. In 2017, Mark transitioned to the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served as the commanding officer for Company A, 4th Tank Battalion from 2019-2020. In 2020, Company A won the General Clifton B. Cates Award, recognizing the unit as the top-ranked company in 4th Marine Division. Mark’s personal awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and the Select Marine Corps Reserve Medal. Major Rothrock currently serves as the commanding officer of Company D, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion based in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Board Member, Triangle Lawyer’s Chapter, The Federalist Society 
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
    • Volunteer, Cub Scout Pack 28, Raleigh, NC
  • Managing Editor, Duke Law Journal Volume 69, 2019-2020
  • Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Pro Bono Service over Three Years, Duke University School of Law, 2020
  • First Place, Duke Law Transactional Law Competition, 2018

News & Publications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D, Top Five Percent, magna cum laude, 2020
    • Order of the Coif
  • Columbia University, M.A. in Political Science, 2017
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, B.A. in History with Honors and Religious Studies with Distinction, 2010
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable James C. Dever III, Eastern District of North Carolina
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