Mark Wagner

Born June 29, 1946, in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mark Wagner served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968-1970 where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

For 39 years, Mark has had an extremely active and successful civil trial practice, including several hundred jury trials. His practice was divided almost equally into three areas — employment litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and general personal injury litigation.


University of Michigan Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1973

Concordia College
B.A., summa cum laude, 1968


Hart Wagner, LLP
Partner, 2012-2016
Executive Partner, 1992-2008

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Partner, 1980-1992
Associate Attorney, 1973-1980

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Courts, 1973
U.S. District Court, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit, 1973

Routinely admitted pro hac vice in Washington, California, Idaho, and Colorado

Awards and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants, 1993

Professional Activities and Associations

American Bar Association, Former Vice-Chair of Medicine & Law Committee

Oregon State Bar, Chair, Civil Rights Committee 1977, CLE Committee 1983-86.

Washington State Bar


Wolf v. Nordstrom:  Established standard for award of punitive damages in civil cases in Oregon.
Holien v. Sears:  Landmark case establishing sexual harassment as tort.
Haeder v. Oregon Episcopal School:  Highly publicized month-long trial involving the death of seven students in Mt. Hood disaster.
Carlson v. St. Charles:  Case involving 600 patients who were over-radiated during cancer therapy over a four year period.
Morgan v. Maresh:  Case that won national publicity including cover story in Time Magazine and featured in Mike Royko column; plaintiff sued defendant for intentionally “passing gas”.