Biography

Mark represents clients in all aspects of professional liability litigation including defending physicians and hospitals in cases involving emergency services, anesthesia injuries, birth injuries, surgical injuries, orthopedic injuries, and drug overdose.

His practice is focused on medical malpractice defense, professional licensure and credentialing, products liability, and catastrophic personal injury claims. Mark also has extensive experience representing clients in drug and medical device litigation, nursing home litigation, products liability, and complex torts. Mark manages complex multi-party cases with dedication and tenacity that ensures consistently positive results for clients. He has been trial counsel at mandatory malpractice pre-litigation screening panel hearings, and in cases in both the state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Verrill, Mark practiced as in-house trial counsel for Hanover Insurance Company in Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine. Mark has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Maine, where he prosecuted criminal cases in the District and Superior Courts.

Mark lives in Portland, Maine, and enjoys hiking, skiing, and kayaking.

Services/Industries

Education

  • New England School of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
  • Stony Brook University  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Maine Homeless Legal Project

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • New York
  • Washington, D.C.

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Partner Recognized as a Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyer

(August 25, 2020) – Verrill partner Roger A. Clement, Jr. was recognized in the inaugural 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers for excellence in his practice. Lawdragon introduced the first edition...

Blog

Action Item & FAQ: New Maine Paid Leave Rules Address Business Concerns

On January 1, 2021, LD 369, An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave takes effect for Maine employers. Passed by the Legislature in 2019, Maine employers have been patiently waiting for clarification as to the...

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Publication/Podcast

Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...

Publication/Podcast

Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Location, Location, Location!

International transactions can generate international disputes. A party to a lawsuit in one country may believe that a non-party in another country has information that could be put to good use in the case...

News

Michael K. Fee to Lead Verrill’s Nationally-Recognized Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Amidst Recent Changes

(August 31, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to announce Michael K. Fee as the new leader of Verrill’s nationally-recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. The Group has a long history of representing a...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Blog

Allocation of Medical Loss Ratio Rebates and Premium Refunds

One consequence of the current COVID-19 crisis for group health plans has been the significant reduction in employee preventive care and elective medical procedures as people shelter in place and socially distance. When group...

Event

Employee Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restrictions: Traps for the Unwary

On Tuesday, October 6, employment and labor attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Scott Connolly will be presenting with The Middlesex Corporation Vice President and General Counsel Joshua Wernig for Verrill and ACC Northeast's program, Employee...

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

The July 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report was released. ( DS News 8.27.2020) Federal Chairman Jerome Powell shows a plan to bolster the economy for the long-term. ( The Hill 8.26.2020) A May report...