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: 800-238-0740
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
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 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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:

  • 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
  • Recipient of  Rhode Island Association for Justice Award for Extraordinary Service to the Civil Justice System, 2013
  • Recipient of the Dorothy Lohmann Public Service Award Presented by The Rhode Island Bar Association for work with Defenders of Animals, 2011
  • Nominated to Rhode Island Super Lawyers by Peers For Inclusion in General Litigation category, 2008 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated, 2006 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated, since 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated, 2006 - Present, Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)

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:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor: Discovery & Depositions, Publisher: MCLE: New England Division, 2010
  • “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute 2/24/09, Presenter, National Business Institute (NBI), 2009
  • “How to Protect Your Pets” presentation sponsored by The Defenders of Animals  1/17/08        
  • “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  
  • Guest Lecturer: Roger Williams Law School Procedural Issues Pertaining to Revisions of Rules of Civil Procedure 4/16/09  
  • “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute 2/24/09  
  • 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
  • Legal Issues Regarding Your Pets presentation  sponsored by the Rhode Island Association for Justice and presented to the Citizens Law School 6/10/08
  • “Removal and Remand Issues in Federal Court” presentation sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association: 4/9/08
  • “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
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Journal, Editor, Board of Governors, 1998 - Present
  • Presenter: "ERISA Update" presentation sponsored by The Rhode Island Bar Association, October 27, 2016
  • Presenter: "How to Make and Handle Deposition Objections" presentation sponsored by The Rhode Island Bar Association, June 17, 2016
  • Presenter: "Family Law From A-Z" presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute, September 17, 2015
  • Presenter: "ERISA Basics" presentation sponsored by The Rhode Island Bar Association, December 11, 2014
  • Moderator: "What Civil Trial Judges Want You to Know" presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute , November 7, 2014
  • "Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case" presentation sponsored by The National Business Institute, June 27, 2013
  • Moderator and Presenter: "Medical Affidavits Legislative Enactments and Update" presentation sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association, June 13, 2013
  • Moderator and Presenter: "Medical Affidavits Update" presentation sponsored by the Rhode Island Association for Justice, October 17, 2012
  • "Mastering Discovery, Objections, Motions to Compel and Evidence" Webinar broadcast nationally sponsored by Rossdale CLE, May 23, 2012
  • "Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, & Admissions in State Court" Webinar broadcast nationally sponsored by Rossdale CLE, March 21, 2012
  • May It Please the Court, The National Business Institute , June 7, 2011
  • Medical Affidavits: Issues and Solutions, Rhode Island Association for Justice, April 14, 2011
  • Admissibility of Medical Affidavits: Problems and Solutions, Pawtucket Bar Association, January 20, 2011 - Present
  • Civil Trial Skills, National Business Institute, February 28, 2007
  • Preparing With Retaining Counsel to Testify, SEAK Expert Services, June 23, 2006
  • Selecting a Jury in Federal Court, Federal Bench Bar Association, March 29, 2006
  • Moderator, Update of the Rhode Rules of Civil Procedure Revisions, The Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 9, 2005
  • ERISA Litigation: What You Need to Know, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2004
  • Impeachment in Cross Examination, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, February 20, 2002
  • Don't Lien on Me (Re: Health Insurance Liens), Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2000
  • Rated ACLEA's "Best" award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Outstanding Achievement in the category of Best Publication
  • 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
  • Co-Editor of RI Practice Series: Discovery and Depositions
  • "Rhode Island Civil Procedure Rules Update", RI Bar Journal, January 2007
  • "Contribution in Title VII, Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Transport Workers Union", 18 New England Law Review 217, 1983
  • Removal and Remand Issues in Federal Court sponsored by Federal Bench Bar /Superior Court Joint Committee Meet  4/9/08

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: 800-238-0740

 

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Last Updated: 8/23/2018

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