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Mark Fatum

Key Service Areas

  • Defense of Physicians and Professionals
  • Insurance Defense


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About Mark

What type of clients do you serve?

I represent 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, radiology and other specialties. In addition to representing the medical practitioner, I have also served a number of hospital entities and defended claims made against hospital providers including nurses, residents, interns and technicians.

What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?

American Physicians Assurance Corporation honored me with the “Outstanding Defense Attorney Award” in 2006 and 2008. 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. In 2013, I was admitted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship, which is limited to the top 1% of lawyers in each state.

What are your community interests and activities?

I have 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. I have 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, J.D., 1985

University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government, 1982


American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

American College of Trial Lawyers, (limited to top 1% of lawyers in each state)

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Bar Admission


Awards and Recognition

American College of Trial Lawyers, (limited to top 1% of lawyers in each state)

American Physicians Assurance Corporation, Outstanding Defense Attorney Award

Leading LawyersSM

Best Lawyers of America®, Medical and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Martindale Hubbell Highest AV® Preeminent Rating

Super Lawyer®, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year" in Grand Rapids Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2016, 2019, 2021, and 2024

Grand Rapids Magazine, Top Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law

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