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Attorney Mark Gende




Assistant: Alexus Smith


Paralegal: Sydney Boyle


Mark practices civil litigation defense primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home and assisted living facilities, insurance coverage, 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 certified Circuit Court Mediator.

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.


Dallas Theological Seminary

Michigan State University College of Law

  • Magna Cum Laude


Medical Malpractice

Healthcare Defense

Insurance Coverage

Professional Liability

Complex Litigation

Product Liability

Retail & Hospitality




Professional Liability Defense Federation, board member

HBI Global Partners, board member

Richland County Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

Michigan Bar Associations

South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association 

Defense Research Institute

American Bar Association


"Defending the Physical Therapist." Professional Liability Defense Quarterly. Aug. 2018.

"Eliminating Arbitration Loopholes in LTC Agreements." Professional Liability Defense Quarterly. June 2018.

“Correctional Setting Health Care: Variant Standards of Care?” Professional Liability Defense Quarterly. Mar. 2018.

"Medical Malpractice: Defending Against Hindsight Bias." Professional Liability Defense Quarterly. Dec. 2017.

"'C.A.D.' and Medical Malpractice Claims: Plaintiff's Silver Bullet or Irrelevant Noise?" Professional Liability Defense Quarterly. Aug. 2017.


South Carolina


U.S. District Court District of South Carolina

U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

United States Supreme Court

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