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Mark B. Morse 
Providence, Rhode Island
phone 401-831-0555
fax 401-273-0937
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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.

Areas of Practice:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Eminent Domain
Construction Law
Family Law
Adoption
Child Support
Custody & Visitation
Divorce
Nursing Home
Litigation & Appeals
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Professional Malpractice Law
Medical Malpractice
Real Estate Law
Litigation Percentage:
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000


Bar Admissions:
Rhode Island, 1983
Massachusetts, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
Education:
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, May, 1983
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: First Place, National Trial Competition - 1982/1983
Honors: Chairman, Commencement Day Committee - 1983
Honors: Student Representative, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Law Review: New England Law Review, Research Editor


University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, 1980
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Dean's List
Major:  Political Science


Published Works:
"Contribution in Title VII, Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Transport Worker's Union", 18 New England Law Review 217, 1983


"Rhode Island Civil Procedure Rules Update", RI Bar Journal, January, 2007


Co-Editor of RI Practice Series: Discovery and Depositions


Rhode Island Discovery and Depositions, Mass. Cont. Legal Education, Rhode Island Practice Series, co-editor with the Honorable Patricia A. Hurst, Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, September, 2010


Rated ACLEA's Best" award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Outstanding Achievement in the category of Best Publication


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Don't Lien on Me (Re: Health Insurance Liens), Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2000


Impeachment in Cross Examination, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, February 20, 2002


ERISA Litigation: What You Need to Know, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2004


Moderator, Update of the Rhode Rules of Civil Procedure Revisions, The Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 9, 2005


Selecting a Jury in Federal Court, Federal Bench Bar Association, March 29, 2006


Preparing With Retaining Counsel to Testify, SEAK Expert Services, June 23, 2006


Civil Trial Skills, National Business Institute, February 28, 2007


Admissibility of Medical Affidavits: Problems and Solutions” , Pawtucket Bar Association, January 20, 2011 - Present


Medical Affidavits: Issues and Solutions, Rhode Island Association for Justice, April 14, 2011


May It Please the Court, The National Business Institute , June 7, 2011


Honors and Awards:
Martindale- Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated, 2006 - Present


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Rhode Island Bar Association, 2003 - Present
Member


Massachusetts Bar Association, 1984 - Present
Member


Superior Court Bench Bar Committee, 2003 - 2006
Member


Superior Court Bench Bar Committee
Chairman


Technology in Court Subcommittee, 2004 - 2006
Member


Family Court Bench Bar Committee, 1995 - Present
Member


Federal Court Bench Bar Committee, 2005 - Present
Member


Committee to Review Rules of Professional Responsibility, 2002 - 2006
Member


User Friendly Court Review Committee, 2002 - 2004
Member


Town of Johnston, 1992 - 1993
Chairman, RI Board of Canvassers


Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - Present
Member


Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - Present
Past President


Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Journal, 1998 - Present
Editor, Board of Governors


American Association for Justice, 1991 - 2001
Member, Board of Governors


Elections and Membership Committees, 2002 - Present
Member


Providence Plantations Lions Club, 1985 - Present
Member


Providence Plantations Lions Club, 1989 - 1991
Past President


Rhode Island Lions Club Drug Awareness Committee, 1989 - 1991
Chairman


Feinstein Foundations and Related Organizations, 2000 - Present
Legal Counsel


National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Inc., 1992 - 1994
Member, Board of Directors


Friends of the Music Mansion, 1996 - Present
Legal Counsel


Friends of the Music Mansion, 1996 - Present
Member


Defenders of Animals, 1999 - Present
Legal Counsel


Defenders of Animals, 1999 - Present
Member


Elmwood Community Center, 2001 - Present
Member, Board of Directors


Northern Rhode Island Council for the Arts, Beacon Charter School, 2000 - 2004
Legal Counsel


Trial Lawyers Care, 2001 - 2004
Participating Attorney


G.E. Signature Legal Care Service, 2000 - Present
Participating Attorney


American Association of Retired People (AARP), 2002 - Present
Participating Attorney


Rhode Island Bar Foundation, 2011 - Present
Fellow


Touro Fraternal Organization, 2011 - Present
Member


Past Employment Positions:
McOsker, Isserlis, Davignon & Waldman - Providence, RI, Partner, 1986 - 1991


Lynch & Greenfield - Providence, RI, Associate, 1984 - 1986


Rhode Island Judicial System - Providence, RI, Law Clerk, 1983 - 1984


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The Law Office of Mark B. Morse
420 Angell Street
Providence, RI02906

Phone: 401-831-0555
Fax: 401-273-0937

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