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Hanszen Laporte Continues Expansion with Addition of Two New Attorneys

March 19, 2014

Hanszen Laporte, a Houston-based law firm, has announced the addition of two new attorneys to its Litigation Group. H. Mark Burck has joined the firm as Senior Counsel and Daniel R. Dutko has joined the firm as Senior Associate.

Prior to joining Hanszen Laporte, Mr. Burck was a Shareholder at Burck Lapidus, P.C. He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1986 and a B.S. / B.A. in Finance from the University of Florida in 1982. Mr. Burck is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also “AV” Preeminent® rated which is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell®

Mr. Burck practices primarily in personal injury, including defense of individuals and corporations on behalf of liability carriers and handles coverage-related opinions and litigation. Mr. Burck’s primary area of practice is transportation cases, including truck drivers and truck companies, those involved in interstate commerce and local carriers. He handles cases involving all types of vehicles – cars, wreckers, and trucks. He also has significant experience in cases involving canivals, fireworks, and other family entertainment establishments like water parks and go-cart arcades. He is thoroughly familiar with medical, bio-medical, and accident reconstruction issues.

Mr. Dutko received his B.A. from Texas A&M in 2002, and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2005. He joined Burck Lapidus, P.C. in 2005. Mr. Dutko practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance defense.

“The addition of Mark Burck and Daniel Dutko to our firm reflects our growth strategy and our intention to add services that will most benefit our clients,” said Kent M. Hanszen, managing partner. “Mark and Daniel bring exceptional skills and impressive professional credentials. They are a welcome addition to our firm.”

Hanszen Laporte is an AV-Rated law firm with a combined 150 years of experience in litigation, real estate and business matters. Hanszen Laporte’s attorneys are Board Certified and strive to exceed client’s expectations, while providing real solutions to legal disputes and business matters.