Mark Perlmutter has taught our Trialmasters course since 2002. A general civil trial lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke in Austin, Texas, Mark Perlmutter’s practice has focused on professional negligence, business disputes, class actions and serious injury cases, as well as mediation. He has lectured extensively on jury selection, professionalism, and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act for the State Bar of Texas, University of Houston, University of Texas, and South Texas law schools, helped write the Texas Lawyers Creed, and is a former President of the Travis County Bar and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. Additional activities include chairing the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee, trial consulting, and co-producing Lifetime Television’s Scared Silent, a movie based on one of his cases. Honored as a legal innovator by The Texas Lawyer and as a “superlawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine, he continues to speak on his book, Why Lawyers (and the rest of us) Lie and Engage in Other Repugnant Behavior, and coaches lawyers and other professionals in persuasion and relationships. His education includes a bachelors degree in communication from Northwestern University, a law degree from the University of Texas, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.