MARK L. ASCHERMANN
Attorney at Law
111 Congress, Ste 400
Austin, Texas 78701
(713) 942-0808 Fax (713) 942-0449
1996 Board Certified, Consumer Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
1984 Juris Doctor Degree, South Texas College of Law,
1981 Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana.
Aschermann, Attorney at Law
Solo Practitioner since May of 1992. Extensive work on non-personal injury consumer matters, especially involving automobiles, real estate and consumer financing. District Court jury trials in Harris, Galveston and Chambers County, Texas, jury and non-jury trials in Harris County Civil Courts at Law, Justice Court, and hearings before arbitration panels.
Reported opinion in Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, Inc. v. Kauffman, 910 SW2d 100 (Tex. App.-- El Paso 1995, writ denied). Approved as Class Counsel in Cause No. 3:98-CV-2466-G Exzavior Rick McCulley, Individually and as a Representative of All Persons Similarly Situated vs. Great Southern Life Insurance Company; and First Madison Bank, a South Dakota State Bank; In the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division; Approved as Class Counsel in Cause No. 1999-23886; Calvin Ray Onezine vs. Universal DTEC, Inc.; In the 11th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Approved as Class Counsel in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Cause No. H-05-0056; Beatrice Kuykendall vs. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC and United Mortgage and Loan Investment Corporation; and approved as Class Counsel in Cause No. 2003-27596; George Lopez vs. C. E. Ratliff, Individually and dba Harris County Bureau of Investigations and Fairlane Credit, LLC; In the 113th District Court of Harris County, Texas.
Member, Consumer Law Council, State Bar of Texas, 1997 to 2001. Secretary 2000. Member Houston Bar Association Commercial and Consumer Law Section since 1993. Board Member 2003-4; Chair 2004-2005.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, 1984, and The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1984, Western District of Texas, 1989, Northern District of Texas, 1989, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1991. Speaker at the People's Law School at the University of Houston College of Law since 1995; speaking presentations to Houston Bar Association and State Bar of Texas Professional Development Programs. Council Member and Secretary of the State Bar of Texas Consumer Law Section. Chairman of the Houston Bar Association Commercial and Consumer Law Section, 2004-2005
Divorce Your Credit: Credit Steps to Take During a Divorce, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, November 5, 2004; Houston Bar Association Consumer and Commercial Law Section, May 10, 2004; Reprinted in the Texas Journal of Consumer Law, Volume 9, Number 3, Summer 2006, the Official Publication of the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Texas Lemon Law: The Administrative Proceeding, Houston Bar Association Commercial and Consumer Law Section, November 11, 2004.
Bumper to Bumper: A Dozen Remedies for Car Buyers, 1997 Comprehensive Consumer Law Seminar, Houston, Texas, September 12, 1997, sponsored by the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Revised and presented again on August 14, 2003 at the 2003 Comprehensive Consumer Law Seminar.
Consumer Law Handbook, Houston Bar Association Commercial and Consumer Law Section and the Houston Bar Association, December 1997. Contributing Author for Purchasing An Automobile.
Repossession: Converting a Deficiency Judgment into An Affirmative Recovery, 5th Annual Comprehensive Consumer Law Seminar, Houston, Texas, September 18-19, 1998, sponsored by the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas . Reprinted in the Texas Journal of Consumer Law, Volume 2, Number 2, Winter 1998, the Official Publication of the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Selecting the Proper Consumer Law Case, oral presentation to the Commercial and Consumer Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, June 1999 meeting.
Legislative Update: Consumer Law, Presented to the Harris County Justices of the Peace and staffs by the Harris County Attorney's Office, August 1999.
"Panel Discussion: Automobile Purchase and Warranty Litigation." University of Houston Law Center Consumer Law Project, Comprehensive Consumer Law Seminar 1996;
"Discussion on Selected Consumer Law Topics" Harris County Attorney Retreat for Harris County Justices of the Peace, September 1999, Walden on Lake Conroe, Texas.
"A Consumer Perspective of the Car Buying Process" luncheon speaker to the International Association of Lemon Law Administrators, first annual convention in Austin, Texas in September 1999.
Mr. Aschermann is a regular speaker at the People's Law School, sponsored by Richard Alderman's University of Houston Consumer Law Project. Mr. Aschermann has also been a television guest on the KUHF television show Know Your Rights and has been interviewed by the Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates in Houston Texas on various consumer topics. Mr. Aschermann has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Houston School of law on Debt Collection and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service session on Consumer Law.