Mark D. Toppen
East Alabama Office

Mark D. Toppen joined the firm’s central Alabama office in 2021.  His practice is primarily focused in the areas of general insurance defense, including motor vehicle litigation, workers’ compensation, and insurance coverage issues.

Before joining the firm, Mark practiced at a large insurance defense firm in Denver, Colorado, where he gained significant experience in insurance defense work, including representing his clients at hearings, mediations, and in all aspects of litigation.  Mark is licensed in both Alabama and Colorado.

Mark attended Auburn University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011.  He then worked full-time for various non-profits, before attending law school at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  While in law school, Mark was an Associate Editor for the Denver Law Review and clerked for the Denver District Attorney’s Office, a county attorney’s office, and a large oil and gas company.  Additionally, Mark worked as an Honors Intern for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  He graduated from the University of Denver with his Juris Doctorate in 2018.

Mark lives in Auburn, Alabama with his wife, Allison, and their daughter, Emory.

Bar Admissions:

Alabama State Bar

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Colorado State Bar

Legal Education:

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2018

Denver Law Review – Associate Editor

College Degree(s), Honors and Activities:

Auburn University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2011; magna cum laude

Current and Past Professional Affiliations

Alabama State Bar Association

Montgomery County Bar Association

Colorado State Bar Association

Arapahoe County Bar Association