Mark B. Decof

Mark B. Decof, the principal shareholder and senior trial lawyer at Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C., serves as lead trial counsel in state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts pertaining to complex medical malpractice, product liability and general negligence cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. He founded the personal injury law firm in 1980, along with his father and former partner Leonard Decof, and for more than 35 years has engaged actively in litigation and trial practice, winning more multimillion-dollar jury verdicts than any other trial lawyer in the state of Rhode Island. His stellar courtroom successes, combined with the achievements and reputation of Leonard Decof, have established Decof, Decof & Barry as the oldest and most accomplished Rhode Island law firm devoted exclusively to seriously injured individuals.

Awards and Other Honors

  • Personal Injury Plaintiff “Lawyer of the Year” in Providence, RI by Best Lawyers®, 2017
  • Appointed in 2013 by the Rhode Island Supreme Court as a member of the Board of Bar Examiners
  • Among Top 10 “Super Lawyers” in the state, across all practice areas, every year since 2007
  • Listed as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New England, every year since 2007
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year in Rhode Island,” Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, December 2004


Memberships and Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2002-present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate, 1996-present
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice, Member and Board of Governors, 1996-present
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1994-present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1981-present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 1980-present

Education and Admissions

Mark Decof graduated from Georgetown University in 1976 and Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) in 1979.

He earned admission to the states of Rhode Island 1980 as well as the Federal District Court for the District of Rhode Island in 1980.

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Area of Practice

Mark B. Decof practices medical malpractice, product liability, serious personal injury, wrongful death and general negligence at Decof, Decof & Barry.

Notable Case Wins

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