In addition to medical malpractice defense litigation, Mark also represents a major transportation system in defense of liability claims and subrogation matters.
Mark is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mark is a member of the law firm’s Executive Board, the governing body of Vandeventer Black, and the Department Manager of the firm’s Richmond office. He is also a member of the City of Richmond Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Bar Association.
Mark is also active in numerous civic, business and professional organizations, including the Virginia Health Care Association, the Health Planning Committee, and the Quality of Care Committee, the Professional Liability Underwriters Society, John Marshall Inn of Court, and Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. In 2015 Mark became a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He is regularly selected as one of Virginia Business’ “Virginia Legal Elite” in the field of Health Law (2005 -17).
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 served as law clerk to the Honorable David G. Lowe, United States Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and as an officer for eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Headquarters, and XVIII Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” (2005-17)
“Top Rated Lawyer” - Medical Malpractice Law
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•Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys 2016 Legal Elite Finalists
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•Congratulations to the Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Virginia Legal Elite
•17 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2014 Legal Elite
•Long Term Nursing Care Malpractice Defense Victory - $2,000,000 Claim Dismissed
•Vandeventer Black’s Brennan Selected as 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law
•Virginia Business Magazine Lists 21 Vandeventer Black Attorneys to Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2013
•Virginia Business Magazine Lists 16 Vandeventer Black Attorneys to Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2012
(Resident Partner, Richmond Office)
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Bar Association of the City of Richmond
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Health Care Law Committee; Professional Liability Committee; Military & Veterans Affairs Committee; Collaborative Law Committee; Senior Lawyer Committee
North Carolina Bar Association: Professionalism Committee
West Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute: Professional Liability Committee
John Marshall American Inn of Court
Judge Advocate General Corp., United States Army Reserves (1992-99)
Professional Liability Underwriters Society, Southeast Region - Steering Committee (2009-11)
Sons of the American Revolution, Virginia Society, President (2011-12)
Virginia Health Care Association, Health Planning Committee (2015-18)
Appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as a member on the Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board (2017-2020)
Virginia Supreme Court Medical Malpractice Review Panel (2018)
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