Mark has extensive experience representing and defending clients in complex civil litigation matters involving health professional malpractice, product liability, employment matters, and general personal injury claims and subrogation matters.

Get To Know Mark

Mark's law practice focuses on the defense of professional negligence claims, including all categories of health care providers, a major transportation district, products liability claims, and subrogation matters. He has over 37 years of extensive trial and litigation experience in state and federal courts.

Mark received a B.A. from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the University of Richmond, where he was an associate editor of The Law Review. He joined the firm in 2005, following 20 years of practice in another major law firm, a federal court clerkship, and service in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corp. Mark has served on several committees of Virginia health care associations and the Virginia State Bar. Mark was appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as Chairperson of the Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, and as a member of the Virginia Medical Malpractice Review Panel.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly named Mark as a “Go To Lawyer" for Medical Malpractice. He is regularly selected as one of Virginia Business' Virginia "Legal Elite” in the field of Health Law.

Mark studied Political Science at the University of Delaware and is a native of south New Jersey. In his spare time, Mark enjoys travelling with his wife Renu, performing genealogy and history research, and spending time with his granddaughter Anna and five adult children (who live across the country from Texas to New York). When not travelling or spending time with his family, Mark can be found playing with his golden doodles Bruno and Milo.

Experience

  • Defense of a cardiologist and his professional practice group against a suit for $2,000,000 alleging puncture of a blood vessel during performance of a cardiac catheterization and subsequent failure to control bleeding/hematoma, resulting in surgical repair of a pseudoaneurysm and permanent disabilities. The suit was dismissed with prejudice on the eve of trial.
  • Defense of law firm sued for legal malpractice in connection with a major products liability action in federal court. The case was dismissed with prejudice.
  • Defense of three nurses, urologist, and a physician’s practice corporation against allegations and claims for damages of $20,350,000 that a patient died as a result of improper administration (overdose/toxicity) of medications, failure to monitor, and improper use of restraints to subdue the hallucinating and violent patient. Defendants were dismissed with prejudice from the case.
  • Defense of physical therapist and physical therapy practice corporation against allegations of a young patient that defendants improperly removed her leg/hip brace after hip replacement surgery, failed to perform an adequate assessment, and failed to timely transport her to a hospital emergency room, resulting in a dozen or more subsequent dislocations and several major hip surgery revisions and replacements. Suit requested $2,000,000 in damages and was resolved at mediation for nuisance value after two of plaintiff’s medical experts capitulated at discovery depositions.
  • Defense of long-term care facility against wrongful death suit for $2,000,000 alleging death of resident as a result of infections/sepsis caused by alleged failure to properly care for skin/decubitus ulcers. The suit was dismissed, first by a circuit court, then in an arbitration forum.

Credentials

Clerkships

The Honorable David G. Lowe, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Education

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.

University of Delaware, B.A.

Admissions

Virginia

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Defense Research Institute, Professional Liability Committee
  • Judge Advocate General Corp., United States Army Reserves (1992-99)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Sons of the American Revolution, Virginia Society, President (2011-12)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Health Care Association, Health Planning Committee
  • Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board (2017-2023)
  • Virginia Supreme Court Medical Malpractice Review Panel (2018-2023)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association

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