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-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue