Mark S. Trustin           |Attorney at Law

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Mark Trustin is an attorney with more than thirty years experience in the practice of civil and criminal trial law.  Since moving to Durham in 1993, Mark has devoted himself to the representation of students in the public school system who are denied required services and whose constitutional rights are violated.

He also conducts mediation and facilitation, privately and through the North Carolina Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conference Program.

Mark is a co-founder and Board Chair of The Durham P.R.O.U.D. Program. P.R.O.U.D., established in 1996, is a life-skills training and development program for at-risk youth and their families.  Features of the Program include behavior management, taking personal responsibility, importance of education, and conflict resolution. He is also a co-founder and Board Chair of Youth Justice NC (YJNC).  YJNC is an organization of law and policy experts, practitioners, and advocates committed to ensuring fair, supportive, and effective public education and juvenile justice systems in North Carolina.  He is a Board member or member of numerous professional and civic organizations including: American Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI), Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), Student U, The Hill Center. He also served as an adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law (2001-2013).

He is the owner and manager of a land development operation known as Owl’s Wood Development, LLC, concentrating in purchasing, developing for sale, commercial and residential real estate.

He is the co-director, with his wife, Marcia A. Angle, of a private family foundation supporting organizations which benefit children and families, world health and ecological preservation.