Mark E. Fatum
Mark's experience includes numerous jury trials to verdict in all areas of his specialization. He has extensive experience in motion practice, expert consultation, depositions and mediations.
Mark has represented numerous physicians in professional liability actions, including those engaged in emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, internal medicine, neurology, anesthesiology, nephrology, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, pathology, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and radiology. He has also represented nursing professionals including midwives and CRNAs.
In addition to representing the medical practitioner, Mark has also served a number of hospital entities and defended claims made against the hospital providers including nurses, residents, interns and technicians.
American Physicians Assurance Corporation has honored Mark with the "Outstanding Defense Attorney Award" in both 2008 and 2006. This award is given annually to an attorney who has demonstrated outstanding service on behalf of physicians with medical liability and with medical liability claims or lawsuits.
Mark has served as a director or trustee of numerous bar related and other not for profit organizations including the Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids and the Kent County Habitat for Humanity, Special Cabinet for Development. He has also served as a Trustee of the Grand Rapids Bar Association as well as a Chairman of the Admissions Committee for the Grand Rapids Bar Association.
St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1985
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of the Arts - Government, 1982
Awards and Recognition
- American College of Trial Lawyers, (limited to top 3% of lawyers in each state)
- American Physicians Assurance Corporation, Outstanding Defense Attorney Award
- Leading LawyersSM
- Best Lawyers of America®, Professional Malpractice Law
- Martindale Hubbell Highest AV® Preeminent Rating
- Super Lawyer®,Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
- Grand Rapids Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan