Mark E. Dreyer
Firm:
Conner & Winters, LLP
Phone:(918) 586-8518
Address: 4000 One Williams Center
Tulsa, OK 74172

Membership:
University: Washington University, St. Louis, B.A., 1985, University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1988
Admitted: 1988, North Carolina; 1992, Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, M.D. of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, E.D. of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. C
Biography: Mark Dreyer has practiced as a litigator since 1988. He devotes a considerable amount of his practice to representing different segments of the propane industry as well as the vehicle rental industry. He has defended propane retailers and tank manufacturers in personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims in several states, as well as provided counsel regarding regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Dreyer's work in the vehicle rental industry includes representing a major vehicle rental excess liability insurer in coverage disputes across the country, as well as providing risk management advice to rental car companies. His vehicle rental risk management work has entailed counseling regarding traditional, self-insured and fronted insurance programs, drafting manuscript coverages, and structuring coverage under a risk retention group. He has served as defense counsel to vehicle rental companies in connection with major personal injury and wrongful death claims as well as coverage disputes. Mr. Dreyer has also successfully represented a large vehicle rental company in connection with over 150 claims and suits brought against it following the bankruptcy of one of the company's major licensees in the northeast United States. Mr. Dreyer's experience in representation of the vehicle rental and insurance industries in litigation matters is illustrated by the following reported decisions: Diaz v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, 143 Wn.2d 57, 17 P.3d 603 (2001) Carco Rentals, Inc. v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, 923 F.Supp. 1143 (W.D. Ark. 1996) Garnett v. WRP Enterprises, Inc., 669 S.E.2d 591 (S.C. 2008) In addition to representing the interests of the propane industry, Mr. Dreyer also regularly defends other product manufacturers in personal injury and property damage claims, including claims of defective design and manufacturing, failure to warn, negligence, and breach of warranty; and has provided counseling regarding product hazard notifications to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission. He has been engaged to defend nursing homes against claims of negligence and abuse, as well as traditional insurance defense. Mr. Dreyer's experience also includes litigating trademark infringement claims on behalf of franchisors. Mr. Dreyer is a past member of the Parent Child Center of Tulsa Board of Directors, a past President of the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association, and is currently aBar Fellowship: of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Dreyer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication (Commercial Litigation). Mr. Dreyer was recently selected as a Local Litigation Star in the Commercial and Insurance categories in the 2011 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Memberships & Affiliations: · Tulsa County Bar Association · Oklahoma Bar Association · American Bar Association · Propane Gas Defense Association Other Distinctions: · American Jurisprudence Award, Commercial Law · Author of "Constitutional Problems with Statutes Regulating Ballot Position," 23 Tulsa Law Journal 123 (1987), reprinted in Parliamentary Journal Vol. XXX No. 4 (October 1989), cited in Morse v. Republican Party of Virginia, 517 U.S. 186 (1996) · Tulsa Law Journal Notes & Comments Editor 1987 - 1988 and Member 1986 - 1987 · University of Tulsa College of Law Honor Roll · Parent and Child Center Board of Directors · University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors Outstanding Committee Chair, 2000Treasurer, 2001Exemplary Services Award, 2001 Vice President, 2002 President-Elect, 2003-2004 President, 2004-2005 Presidential Service Award, 2005 · Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America · Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation) · Recognized on the Super Lawyers of America list in 2012 · Recognized as Local Litigation Star in the Commercial and Insurance Categories in Benchmark Litigation for 2011-13 Industry Expertise · Insurance · Manufacturing · Propane · Retail