Mark J. Brice, of Counsel
Mark J. Brice joined personal injury law firm, Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. in 2001 as an American Board of Trial Advocates board certified trial attorney, devoting his practice to representing severely injured children and families in medical malpractice, negligence and product liability cases. Along with Co-Counsel Mark Decof, he won what was at the time the highest medical malpractice verdict and highest personal injury settlement in Rhode Island’s history. He often shares his knowledge and experience by conducting seminars and presentations on medical negligence and pediatric injuries to many organizations, including bar associations and parent support groups.
Awards and Other Honors
- Recognized as one of the five top plaintiff’s lawyers in the Washington, DC area, 1996
- “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell in response to legal surveys of his peers and colleagues (the highest “peer review” rating available)
- Member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Confidential multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a young girl who suffered severe brain and nervous system injuries when she was struck by a vehicle leased from a car manufacturer. This case is widely recognized as Rhode Island’s largest individual civil settlement.
Multimillion-dollar injury settlement during the first week of trial in Providence, RI reached for a child that was severely brain-damaged due to misuse of vacuum extractor at delivery.
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
- Rhode Island Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Rhode Island Bar Association, 1998-present
Education and Admissions
Mark graduated with honors from Georgetown University. He served on the prestigious Georgetown Law Journal. Mark earned admission to the bar in the state of Rhode Island in 1998.
Notable Case Wins
Estate of Mary O’Sullivan vs. Newport Emergency Physicians, Inc.Rhode Island Superior Court, 2007
Mark was Co-Counsel with Mark Decof in what was at the time the largest medical malpractice and wrongful death jury verdict in Rhode Island history. A $21.5 million jury verdict to the family of Mary O’Sullivan for the negligence of a physician in the Emergency Department at Newport Hospital in failing to diagnose and treat pneumonia, resulting in the death of Mary O’Sullivan, wife and mother of three young children.
Denise Dulac v. Historic Wharves Assoc., Inc.Newport County Superior Court, 2005
$3 million jury verdict against a parking lot operator for the negligent failure to properly mark a lowered gate, resulting in serious injuries to a moped driver.
Other Trials and Settlements
$1.4 million wrongful death settlement resulting from a failure to diagnose a fatal gynecological cancer during pregnancy.
Confidential multimillion-dollar settlements in numerous birth injury and birth asphyxia cases, on behalf of injured children suffering brain damage and cerebral palsy.