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

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

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