Mark A. Gilchrist



For more than 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 and son in the Ada, Michigan area. He also enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid sports fan.


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.


State Bar of Michigan, 2000


Wayne State University School of Law (J.D., 2000)

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

Michigan State University (B.A., 1993)


Included in the 2021-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Included in the 2018-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation

Named to the 2023 Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers list for Litigation - Commercial

Named to the 2021-2022 Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers lists for Legal Malpractice Law

Listed in 2021 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine

Selected to the 2011 Michigan Rising Stars list for Professional Liability: Defense, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Defense: General