Mark Tipton received a Bachelor’s degree from Weber State College in 1988. While attending Weber State College, he had the privilege of being selected for an internship with the Utah Legal Services Corporation, where he represented clients in social security disability and other public entitlement cases. Thereafter he attended the University of Florida College of Law where he received his law degree in 1991. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991 and has practiced in the Ocala/Gainesville area since that time.He has limited his practice almost exclusively to workers’ compensation and social security disability cases since being admitted to the Bar. Mark Tipton received Board Certification in workers’ compensation in 1998, based upon his experience litigating Workers’ Compensation cases and his knowledge of the law. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition of the competence and experience of attorneys by the Florida Bar. Mark holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
In addition to workers’ compensation, a significant portion of his practice is devoted to representing clients in social security disability cases. His experience with the Legal Services Corporation exposed him to many abuses that occur in the Social Security System and the seemingly needless barriers which people have to overcome to receive social security benefits. As a result, he is committed to ensuring that people who meet the social security disability standard receive proper representation and a fair opportunity to establish their entitlement to the disability insurance benefits.