Mark Mandell graduated from Georgetown University Law Center receiving his J.D. in 1974. When Mark graduated from Georgetown he served as a law clerk for the Honorable U.S. District Judge Edward W. Day in the United States Federal District Court in Providence for a year before entering private practice.
Mark is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates. Membership in the Inner Circle is limited to 100 of the best trial lawyers in the country. The Inner Circle has been described as “an invitation only group of the best plaintiffs lawyers in the United States”.
Mark Mandell has served as President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Roscoe Pound Institute of Civil Justice, the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association. He has chaired the Board of Bar Examiners for the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and is a Past Chair of the National Center for Victims of Crime. He is also a Past President of the National Crime Victims Bar Association. He not only has served these presidential roles but has served many intermediary positions in these prestigious groups.
Attorney Mandell is a current member of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Panel and has also served on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Judicial Appointments, the Rhode Island Supreme Court Commission on the Future of Rhode Island Judicial System, the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and the Governor’s Council on Mental Health.
Mark Mandell focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, liquor liability cases, and medical negligence cases. He has obtained many million dollar trial verdicts and settlements for his clients. Mark has obtained more verdicts of $1,000,000 and also of $10,000,000 or more than any other lawyer in Rhode Island history. Mark was the Chair of the Plaintiff’s Settlement committee in the Station Fire litigation, which resulted in a settlement of more than $176,000,000.
Attorney Mandell has also lectured on Medical/Academic topics at well respected establishments such as Brown University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, The Massachusetts Anesthesia Council on Education/Massachusetts, Society of Anesthesiologists, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and State of Rhode Island, Department of Health.
In 2018, Mark Mandell was honored as the recipient of the Howard Twiggs Award by the American Association for Justice. The Howard Twiggs Award recognizes an AAJ member of at least 10 years standing whose passion, civility, cordiality, and professionalism reflect the high standards set by Howard Twiggs; and whose courtroom advocacy and distinguished service to AAJ have brought honor to the trial bar and the legal profession. Howard Twiggs was selfless and a tireless worker who always put the welfare of his client and AAJ ahead of any personal glory or satisfaction.
On June 1st, 2023 Mark Mandell was honored with the prestigious Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award, presented by the Rhode Island Bar Association. The award recognizes an attorney who serves as a role model to other lawyers in Rhode Island and who has significantly contributed to the profession and/or the community. The award will recognize those, who with their excellent counsel has excelled as a mentor and contributed to the ideals of ethics, civility, professionalism and legal skills.
Mark Mandell has previously been honored with many other awards as well, including:
2022- Lifetime Achievement Award, Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ) 2021- “Best Lawyers” for 2022 and Sept 2021 2003- “Harry M. Philo Award” in 2003 from the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1999- “Lawyer of the Year Award” from the Melvin Belli National Society 1998- “Citizen of the Year Award” from the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association 1987- “Rhode Island Jewish Citizen of the Year Award” from the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island 1984- “Merrill L. Hassenfeld Leadership in Community Service Award” from the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island
Attorney Mark Mandell is also an active member of the community as he was formerly on the Board of Directors of The Miriam Hospital, Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rhode Island, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Holocaust Memorial Committee of Rhode Island, President of the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, member of the Executive-Finance Committee of The Wheeler School, Chair of the Education Committee of The Wheeler School, the Board of Trustees of the Wheeler School, the Board of Roger Williams University, and Chair of the Board of Directors of Roger Williams University School of Law.
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