Mark A. Gilchrist
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Biography

For nearly 20 years, Mark Gilchrist has successfully tried cases, settled disputes, and resolved client issues 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 facing 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. Clients trust his calm and insightful counsel and his handling of sensitive matters with the utmost care and confidentiality.

In addition, Mark serves on the firm’s board of directors and is actively involved with the State Bar of Michigan’s Negligence Section and Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. When he isn’t 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.

Experience

Mark Gilchrist successfully represented his client, a family law attorney, who was sued regarding her activities at the underlying divorce trial. Due to Mark's efforts, the case was dismissed in its entirety via motion due to a lack of proximate cause between the alleged misconduct and the alleged injuries.

Mark Gilchrist and Matt Wikander successfully represented a minor who was injured in an automobile accident. In a trial for damages, the jury awarded substantial damages to our client, to which the Court added interest and costs.

Mark Gilchrist, Craig Neckers and former SHRR attorney Bill Henn successfully represented our client, a divorce attorney, in a legal malpractice case that went before the Court of Appeals.

Admitted

State Bar of Michigan, 2000

Education

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

Accolades

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® – Commercial Litigation (2018, 2020, 2021, 2023) and Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (2021-2023)

Listed as GR Magazine “Top Lawyer” (2022) -- Legal Malpractice Law

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