Mark S. Mandell - Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, LTD.

Mark S. Mandell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 401-273-8330

          Mark Mandell graduated from Georgetown University Law Center receiving his J.D. in 1974.  When Mark graduated from Georgetown he served as a law clerk for the Honorable U.S. District Judge Edward W. Day in the United States Federal District Court in Providence for a year before entering private practice.           

Mark is certified for his expertise in civil trials by two national organizations. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Attorney Mandell is also nationally recognized and Board Certified as an expert in medical negligence litigation by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Double board certification nationally is rare for trial lawyers. Both certifications require trial experience and passing a national certification examination.           

Mark is actually Triple Board Certified as he is also board certified in Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.           

Mark is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates. Membership in the Inner Circle is limited to 100 of the best trial lawyers in the country. The Inner Circle has been described as " an invitation only group of the best plaintiffs lawyers in the United States".           

Attorney Mark Mandell is a  member of the Panel of Brief Reviewers for the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the American Judicature Society.  He has also attained bar membership inUnited States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and in the States of Rhode Island and Alabama.           

Mark Mandell has served as President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Roscoe Pound Institute of Civil Justice, the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association.  He has chaired the Board of Bar Examiners for the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and is the Past President of the National Crime Victims Bar Association.  He not only has served these presidential roles but has served many intermediary positions in these prestigious groups.           

Attorney Mandell is a current member of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Panel and has also served on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Judicial Appointments, the Rhode Island Supreme Court Commission on the Future of Rhode Island Judicial System, the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and the Governor’s Council on Mental Health.           

He is currently a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association.  Mark has written 22 articles in well known journals and has lectured many hundreds of times to Trial Lawyers Associations, state and national, in 38 different states and internationally. Attorney Mandell is currently listed in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America".           

Mark Mandell focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, liquor liability cases, medical negligence cases, nursing home cases and business litigation.  He has obtained many million dollar trial verdicts and settlements for his clients including recently receiving the highest verdict ever received in Washington County, Rhode Island in a dram shop case in the amount of $15,246,000.00. Attorney Mandell has had three trial results of at least $10,000,000 and one settlement of over $176,000,000.           

Attorney Mandell has also lectured on Medical/Academic topics at well respected establishments such as Brown University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, The Massachusetts Anesthesia Council on Education/Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and State of Rhode Island, Department of Health.           

Attorney Mark Mandell is also an active member of the community as he was formerly on the Board of Directors of The Miriam Hospital, Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rhode Island, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Holocaust Memorial Committee of Rhode Island, President of the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, member of the Executive-Finance Committee of The Wheeler School, Chairman of the Education Committee of The Wheeler School, the Board of Trustees of the Wheeler School, the Board of Trustees of Roger Williams University, and the Board of Trustees Roger Williams University School of Law. 

The University of AlabamaBA 1971Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1974
Roger Williams University School of LawRoger Williams University School of LawNational Center for the Victims of CrimeNational Center for the Victims of CrimeNational Crime Victims Bar AssociationRoscoe Pound InstituteAmerican Association For JusticeRhode Island Bar AssociationRhode Island Association For JusticeBoard of Bar Examiners for US District Court, District of Rhode Island

Case History

"Brandan's Law"

Attorneys Mark Mandell and Yvette Boisclair represented Brendan Cunha in a
lawsuit against multiple doctors and hospitals who failed to report the child
being suffered by Brendan at the hands of his biological father. After a
substantial recovery, and as a result of the injuries suffered by Brendan, the
Rhode Island State Child Abuse law was changed and strengthened. The law
is called “
Brendan’s Law.”

"Germaine Morsilli Nursing Facility Quality Improvement and Reform Act"

Attorneys Mandell and Boisclair represented the family and estate of Germaine Morsilli 
who died after months of grossly substandard care at the Hillside Nursing Home. A
substantial result was obtained. As a result of the bad conduct at Hillside,
the Rhode Island State Nursing Home law was changed and strengthened. The law
is called the "Germaine Morsilli Nursing Facility Quality Improvement and Reform Act."


Station Fire: "The Comprehensive Fire Safety Act of 2003"

Attorney Mark Mandell was co-lead counsel of the Station Fire litigation. The lawsuit
arose out of the tragic fire that occurred at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick,
Rhode Island on February 20, 2003.  One hundred people died and hundreds
of others were injured. Settlement of over$176,000,000 has been obtained.  As a
result of the Station Fire, the Rhode Island State Fire Safety Law was changed and
strengthened, importantly imposing new stricter requirements concerning the
installation and use of sprinklers. It is named "The Comprehensive Fire Safety Act of
2003" and was dedicated to the  victims and families of victims of the Station
Nightclub fire with the express intent that  "Rhode Island will never again be the place
of such a tragedy."

Office Location

One Park Row
Providence, RI 02903
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Providence Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice of the Providence Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Providence Metro Area
Mark S. Mandell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mark S. Mandell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Mark S. Mandell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice (Dram Shop, Health Care, Litigation, Personal Injury, Plaintiffs, Product Liability, Victims of Crime)
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male