C. Mark Whitehead III, M.D., J.D.
Mark Whitehead is the founding partner of The Whitehead Law Firm. After leaving a large mass tort and class action law firm in Florida, he returned to his native New Orleans in 2003 and started a practice focused on environmental and toxic tort law. The office in Lafayette, Louisiana was opened in 2005.
Mark is a graduate of both the Tulane University School of Law and the Tulane School of Medicine. After graduating from Tulane Law School, he litigated many of the major pharmaceutical cases in the last ten years and has served on the science committee of the plaintiff’s steering committee in such cases as Fen–Phen, Rezulin, PPA, Baycol, Vioxx, Bextra and Avandia. He has also litigated major securities class action cases on behalf of shareholders of publicly-traded stock and has represented thousands of clients nationwide.
In addition to his legal practice, Mark has maintained an active emergency medical practice and has worked in hospitals large and small throughout Louisiana.
He is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and has served as Treasurer of the Vermilion Parish Medical Society and acting coroner for Vermilion Parish.
Mark is also a commercial multi-engine pilot with approximately 1700 hours logged as pilot in command and has served on the Eunice, Louisiana Regional Airport Commission.
Admitted to practice:
Florida State Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Louisiana Association for Justice
Louisiana State Medical Society
Vermilion Parish Medical Society
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Admitted to Practice
Anna Katherine Higgins is a native of Gainesville, Georgia. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Ms. Higgins later received her Juris Doctorate and Graduate Diploma in Civil Law from Louisiana State University.
During law school, she received the C.A.L.I. Award ranking her first in torts and clerked for the Attorney General’s Office – Medical Malpractice Division. Prior to joining The Whitehead Law Firm, L.L.C., Ms. Higgins practiced personal injury law throughout southeastern Louisiana.