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Mark A. Robinson

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Education

  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1991)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, English, West Virginia University (1986)

Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Overview

Mark Robinson has over 25 years of experience and has tried over 70 cases – primarily healthcare-related cases for physicians and nursing homes. Not surprisingly, Mark focuses his practice on just that – the defense of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities as well as physicians and nurses.

The litigation process can be daunting. However, Mark’s experience and skills ensure his clients’ goals are clearly understood and met. He works hard to resolve cases early, thus reducing costs and fees, but he is not afraid to aggressively take a case to trial if that is the best strategy.

“It’s what I enjoy most about being a lawyer – the trial.”

From legally to medically complex issues, Mark is an accomplished trial lawyer able to command a courtroom. Throughout his impressive career, he has defended nursing homes, orthopedic surgeons, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, general surgeons, and many other professionals.

Outside the courtroom, Mark coaches cross country for John Adams Middle School and George Washington High School. He is also the proud father of two loving, funny daughters.

Affiliations

Professional Involvement

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Governor's Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Community Involvement

  • Children's Therapy Clinic
  • Board Member, The Foundation for the Thomas Memorial and Saint Francis Hospitals

Experience

Representative Legal Work

  • Represented providers of long-term care service in West Virginia in several circuit court jurisdictions
  • Represented an orthopedic surgeon in a case where the plaintiff alleged the surgeon did not provide proper post-operative care which then led to the development of a pulmonary embolus
  • Represented a general surgeon in a gall bladder removal case alleging subsequent liver damage resulting in death
  • Represented a physician in a trial where the plaintiff alleged the physician failed to convert a laparoscopic operation into an open operation
  • Represented a physician in a retrial involving the case of alleged negligence for failing to screen for colorectal cancer resulting in a delay in diagnosis of patient's colon cancer
  • Represented a general surgeon in a trial where the plaintiff alleged failure to obtain informed consent and damages from a hemorrhoidectomy
  • Represented a hospital and emergency room physician in a trial involving alleged failure to timely transport motorcyclist involved in an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury and paralysis
  • Represented an OB/GYN physician in an informed consent case where the plaintiff alleged the physician failed to properly inform the plaintiff of the risks and alternatives to a total abdominal hysterectomy
  • Represented a general surgeon in a trial where the plaintiff alleged that the surgeon's decision to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy activated a dormant virus which contributed to the patient's death

Teaching & Lecturing

  • Presented a mock trial to the WV Health Care Association (2011)
  • Speaker and Workshop Group Leader, West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel's Trial Academy, Charleston, WV (2007)
  • Nursing Home Litigation, West Virginia Bar Association Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Wrongful Death Update, West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (2002)
  • Nursing Home Negligence in West Virginia, West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Frequent lecturer to physicians, nurses, health care employees throughout West Virginia on liability and medical record keeping issues, as well as risk management

Insights

Publications

  • State by State Compendium of Products Liability Law: West Virginia, Defense Research Institute (1993)

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© 
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2011 - 2022)
    • 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021 - Lawyer of the Year - Charleston, WV – Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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