Mark is a partner with Vandeventer Black with over 25 years of extensive trial and litigation experience in state and federal courts. Mark defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing home/long term care facilities, physical therapists, dentists, and all other varieties of health care providers against medical malpractice wrongful death and personal injury claims. Mark serves as regional counsel for long term nursing care companies in Virginia. Mark represents and defends healthcare providers in proceedings before the state professional licensing and disciplinary boards. Mark also defends health care providers in discrimination/labor/employment cases and general personal injury cases.
In addition to his defense of health care providers, Mark also defends attorneys against legal malpractice claims and defends sureties in bond litigation cases.
He received a B.A. from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review. 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. He is a member of the City of Richmond Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers, the Virginia Trial Lawyers 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 as a Member of the Health Planning Committee, the Professional Liability Underwriters Society, John Marshall Inn of Court, and Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was selected as one of Virginia Business’ “Virginia Legal Elite” in the years 2005 through 2012 in the field of Health Law.
Mark 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.