Mark B. Morse, principal of the The Law Office of Mark B. Morse has over twenty five years of experience as a member of both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars. He has practiced law in virtually all forums in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including handling cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court, the superior and district trial courts in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and the federal district and bankruptcy courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Additionally, Mark has written and argued appeals to the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a member of the United States Supreme Court.
Mark concentrates his practice by primarily assisting individuals and small businesses. He maintains a litigation oriented firm, and works toward achieving successful and speedy results for those who are injured, facing domestic problems, and engaged in commercial, probate and real estate disputes. He has participated in leading cases in the State of Rhode Island including in the area of medical malpractice, construction disputes, and insurance subrogation.
Mark graduated from the University of Rhode Island (1980) and the New England School of Law (1983) where he served as Research Editor of the New England Law Review and published an article in its Journal concerning the contribution of parties in federal Title VII cases. He represented his law school in the interscholastic Mock Trial competition, and graduated cum laude in 1983. Upon graduation, Mark served as a law clerk to the Rhode Island trial court bench for the superior, family, and district court judiciary.
Mark has lectured on a variety of legal issues; including ERISA litigation, evidence, subrogation liens, expert testimony, and civil trial practice, the Rhode Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rhode Island domestic law. He has volunteered as a judge to the regional law school mock trial competition, and acted as chief judge for the regional competition on multiple occasions.
Mark served on the Board of Governors for American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and is currently a member of the Membership Oversight and Elections Committee. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Rhode Island Association for Justice (formerly Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association), is its Past President (2001-2002) and is the Editor for its journal, the RI Association for Justice Newsletter.
Mark is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association Superior Court Bench Bar Committee, and is its past chairperson. He also chaired the Subcommittee to review and revise the Rhode Island Civil Rules of Procedure enacted June 15, 2006. He is a member of the RI Bar Association Family Court Bench Bar Committee, and the Federal Bench Bar Committee.
Mark was chosen by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Commission to be Co-Editor of the Discovery and Depositions Rhode Island Practice Volume to be published in 2010. He is legal counsel to Defenders of Animals, The Friends of the Music Mansion, and The Feinstein Foundations. Mark is married with three children.