Mark B. Morse

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Providence, RI

Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC
 | 420 Angell Street, Suite 2
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-831-0555
Fax: 401-273-0937
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark B. Morse is the founder and principal of the Law Office Of Mark B. Morse, LLC, in Providence, Rhode Island. A highly accomplished trial lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Morse serves clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts who face serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

·        Plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death claims

·        Business and commercial law and litigation

·        Real estate law and eminent domain

·        Construction law

·        Family law, including divorce, child custody and support, adoptions, and other related matters

·        Appeals

·        Alternative dispute resolution

Certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Morse has earned a reputation as a tenacious and fierce opponent in court who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves. Although a successful trial attorney, his main goal is to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements as efficiently as possible, and to that end, he facilitates negotiations and mediation in order to help his clients find solutions without the need for expensive, protracted court battles.

A 1980 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Mr. Morse obtained his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston in 1983. While there, he was heavily involved with the New England Law Review, serving as research editor and contributing articles involving Title VII cases and other legal issues.

The Rhode Island Bar Association admitted him to practice in 1983, and the Massachusetts Bar Association admitted him in 1984. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Rhode Island and the District of Massachusetts as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A consummate professional, Mr. Morse is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations, and he serves on the executive committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is also a former president of the Rhode Island Association for Justice, where he currently serves on the board of governors, and he holds leadership roles in various other professional legal organizations as well.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Morse has received many awards and accolades throughout his career, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from America's Top 100 Attorneys in 2016.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (60%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Family Law (10%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Mark Morse

Admitted: 1983, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage: https://www.morselawoffice.com/attorney-mark-b-morse/

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated, 2006 - Present, Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)
  • Recipient of the Dorothy Lohmann Public Service Award Presented by The Rhode Island Bar Association for work with Defenders of Animals, 2011
  • Recipient of  Rhode Island Association for Justice Award for Extraordinary Service to the Civil Justice System, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated, since 2010
  • Recipient of America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
  • Featured on Cover of Annual New England Super Lawyers Magazine and November Rhode Island Monthly Supplement, 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated, 2006 - Present
  • Nominated to Rhode Island Super Lawyers by Peers For Inclusion in General Litigation category, 2008 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified in civil trial advocacy, Certified in civil pretrial practice advocacy since 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal Court Bench Bar Committee, Member, 2005 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • Member: Animal Law Committee  2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1984
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 1995 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate
  • User Friendly Court Review Committee, Member, 2002 - 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1992
  • Family Court Bench Bar Committee, Member, 1995 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Massachusetts, 1984
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1995 - Present
  • Superior Court Bench Bar Committee, Member, 2003 - 2006
  • Elections and Membership Committees, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Committee to Review Rules of Professional Responsibility, Member, 2002 - 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1984
  • Technology in Court Subcommittee, Member, 2004 - 2006
  • Board of Governors for the Rhode Island Association for Justic, Past Presiden, 2001-2002
  • Rhode Island, 1983
  • Town of Johnston, Chairman, RI Board of Canvassers, 1992 - 1993
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1984 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors, 1991 - 2001
  • Superior Court Bench Bar Committee, Chairman
  • Rhode Island Association for Justic, Board of Governors

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Association of Retired People (AARP), Participating Attorney, 2002 - Present
  • Legal Counsel: Feinstein Foundations and related organizations 1992 - 1994     
  • Chairman, Town of Johnston, RI Board of Canvassers, 2001-2004       
  • Providence Plantations Lions Club, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Feinstein Foundations and Related Organizations, Legal Counsel, 2000 - Present
  • G.E. Signature Legal Care Service, Participating Attorney, 2000 - Present
  • Defenders of Animals, Legal Counsel, 1999 - Present
  • Touro Fraternal Organization, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Friends of the Music Mansion, Legal Counsel, 1996 - Present
  • Friends of the Music Mansion, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Rhode Island Lions Club Drug Awareness Committee, Chairman, 1989 - 1991
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Participating Attorney, 2001 - 2004
  • Elmwood Community Center, Member, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2011 - Present
  • National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Inc., Member, Board of Directors, 1992 - 1994
  • Northern Rhode Island Council for the Arts, Beacon Charter School, Legal Counsel, 2000 - 2004
  • Providence Plantations Lions Club, Past President, 1989 - 1991
  • Defenders of Animals, Member, 1999 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, & Admissions in State Court" Webinar broadcast nationally sponsored by Rossdale CLE, March 21, 2012
  • "Mastering Discovery, Objections, Motions to Compel and Evidence" Webinar broadcast nationally sponsored by Rossdale CLE, May 23, 2012
  • Moderator and Presenter: "Medical Affidavits Update" presentation sponsored by the Rhode Island Association for Justice, October 17, 2012
  • Moderator and Presenter: "Medical Affidavits Legislative Enactments and Update" presentation sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association, June 13, 2013
  • "Contribution in Title VII, Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Transport Workers Union", 18 New England Law Review 217, 1983
  • "Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case" presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute, June 27, 2013
  • Don't Lien on Me (Re: Health Insurance Liens), Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2000
  • Moderator: "What Civil Trial Judges Want You to Know" presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute , November 7, 2014
  • Impeachment in Cross Examination, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, February 20, 2002
  • Presenter: "ERISA Basics" presentation sponsored by The Rhode Island Bar Association, December 11, 2014
  • Presenter: "ERISA Update" presentation sponsored by The Rhode Island Bar Association, October 27, 2016
  • ERISA Litigation: What You Need to Know, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2004
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Journal, Editor, Board of Governors, 1998 - Present
  • 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
  • “How to Protect Your Pets” presentation sponsored by The Defenders of Animals  1/17/08        
  • “Removal and Remand Issues in Federal Court” presentation sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association: 4/9/08
  • Removal and Remand Issues in Federal Court sponsored by Federal Bench Bar /Superior Court Joint Committee Meet  4/9/08
  • Legal Issues Regarding Your Pets presentation  sponsored by the Rhode Island Association for Justice and presented to the Citizens Law School 6/10/08
  • Moderator and presenter:Tips on Practicing Before the Business and Formal and Special Cause Calendars presented to The Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting 6/13/08
  • “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute 2/24/09  
  • Guest Lecturer: Roger Williams Law School Procedural Issues Pertaining to Revisions of Rules of Civil Procedure 4/16/09  
  • “Federal and State Rules of Evidence: Do the Differences Matter” presentation  sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association: Federal Bench Bar Committee presented to The Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting 6/22/09  
  • “Medical Affidavits” Issues on Presentation of Evidence and Use of Medical Affidavits in Trial sponsored by the Rhode Island Association for Justice 11/12/09
  • 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
  • Editor: Discovery & Depositions, Publisher: MCLE: New England Division, 2010
  • "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
  • “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute 2/24/09, Presenter, National Business Institute (NBI), 2009
  • Presenter: "Family Law From A-Z" presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute, September 17, 2015
  • Presenter: "How to Make and Handle Deposition Objections" presentation sponsored by The Rhode Island Bar Association, June 17, 2016
  • Rated ACLEA's "Best" award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Outstanding Achievement in the category of Best Publication

Educational Background:

  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Bachelor of Arts, Dean's List, Political Science, 1980
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Office Location for Mark B. Morse

420 Angell Street
Suite 2
Providence, RI 02906

Phone: 401-831-0555

Fax: 401-273-0937

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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