Mark A. Gilchrist



For nearly 20 years, Mark has successfully tried cases, settled disputes, and resolved issues for clients throughout Michigan. On a daily basis, he represents and defends law firms, lawyers, physicians, accountants, engineers, hospitals, and those in the construction industry against allegations of malpractice, negligence, ethical violations, conflicts of interest, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, or other professional liability matters.

Insurance companies and their insureds rely on Mark in matters involving automobile negligence, construction and general liability. He also assists professionals and individuals who are faced with criminal investigations and charges brought by the government. His clients include those charged with white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, computer crimes, drunk driving, assault, and vehicular manslaughter.

Mark is relied upon for his calm and insightful counsel and for handling sensitive matters with the utmost of care and confidentiality.

When he’s not practicing law, Mark enjoys spending time with his two daughters in the Rockford, Michigan area. He also enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid sports fan.


State Bar of Michigan, 2000


Michigan State University (B.A., 1993)

The George Washington University (M.A., 1996)

Wayne State University School of Law (J.D., 2000); Member, Moot Court National Competition


Listed as a "Rising Star" in Michigan Super Lawyers (2011) -- Professional Liability: Defense, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Defense: General

Listed in Best Lawyers (2018-2022) -- Commercial Litigation

Listed in Best Lawyers (2022) -- Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants


American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan (Negligence Section - Council Member)

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (Past President)

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Defense Research Institute