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Mark R. Whitmore


Mark R. Whitmore


Practice Groups

Appellate Practice, Employment Litigation/Advice, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Health Care, Law Firms and Lawyers


Mr. Whitmore is a trial lawyer who represents and counsels health systems and other businesses and professionals in litigation, risk management, licensing, governmental investigations, and compliance matters.

A sought-after litigator, Mr. Whitmore represents a majority of the health systems in the Twin Cities, including their outstate locations. He takes pride in seeing each matter through conclusion and partners closely with his clients to achieve their goals anywhere from conference rooms to court rooms.

Mr. Whitmore has more than 25 years of experience successfully litigating matters to verdict in state and federal courts across the Midwest. He has also successfully represented many physicians and other professionals in licensing disputes before regulatory entities.

Mr. Whitmore served as Bassford Remele’s Chief Operating Officer for seven years, also previously serving on the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees.

Education & Admissions


  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., With Distinction, 1992
    • Iowa Law Review, staff member
    • Moot Court Board of Directors
    • Phi Delta Phi, President
  • Macalester College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Health Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Minnesota Society of Healthcare Risk Management

Civic Involvement

  • Benilde-St. Margaret's Football Boosters Club, President, 2016-present
  • Armstrong Traveling Basketball, Coach, 2007-2014


Honors & Awards

  • Amicus Award, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers In America©, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice Law, 2016-present
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 2003-present
  • Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 1999-2002