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Mark V. Gende

Mark V. Gende

Columbia, South Carolina

Mark is a shareholder with the firm.  Mark practices civil litigation defense primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home and assisted living facilities, and complex litigation ranging from personal injury to products liability matters.  He also litigates construction, trucking, retail, and other professional liability cases and has litigated in all South Carolina state courts, the Federal District of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Mark is a magna cum laude graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law and is admitted to practice in South Carolina and Michigan.  Prior to his legal career, Mark served for many years in various church ministry positions and is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Mark's memberships include the Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina and Michigan Bar Associations, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home / Assisted Living Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Retail Litigation
  • Transportation Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, board member and HBI Global Partners, board member