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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 courtrooms.
Mr. Whitmore has more than 30 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 currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Bassford Remele. He previously served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer for seven years.
Obtained defense verdict and affirmance on appeal for national corporation alleging breach of contract, violation of Minnesota Termination of Sales Representative Act, and declaratory relief. Anderson Marketing, Inc. v. Maple Chase, Inc., 241 F.3d 1063 (8th Cir. 2001).
Represented amicus curiae Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Medical Association, American Medical Association, Minnesota Orthopaedic Association, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Emergency Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics, Minnesota Chapter in a matter involving the Child Abuse Reporting Act. Becker v. Mayo Found., 737 N.W.2d 200 (Minn. 2007).
Represented an individual in a matter alleging unlawful discrimination in hiring, illegal recordkeeping, and defamation. Butler v. Leadens Investigations and Sec., Inc., 503 N.W.2d 805 (Minn. App. 1993).
Obtained summary judgment and affirmance for a hospital in an action involving the immunity provisions of the Minnesota Commitment Act.
Obtained summary judgment and affirmance defining whether a duty is owed by a nurse to obtain informed consent under Minnesota law.
Represented amicus curiae Minnesota Hospital Association and Minnesota Medical Association in a medical malpractice case of first impression involving Minnesota’s “loss of chance” doctrine. Dickhoff v. Green, 836 N.W.2d 321 (Minn. 2013).
Obtained summary judgment and affirmance for a physician in a medical malpractice matter involving alleged claims of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and lack-of-informed consent.
Obtained summary judgment and affirmance for a physician at the Court of Appeals in a case of first impression that clarified the timing mechanisms in Minnesota’s expert-review statute, Minn. Stat. § 145.682. Firkus v. Harms, 914 N.W.2d 414 (Minn. App. 2018).
Successfully defended a national corporation in which the Minnesota Supreme Court clarified the interpretation of the McDonnell-Douglas test under Minnesota law in a case alleging race discrimination in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Hasnudeen v. Onan Corp., 552 N.W.2d 555 (Minn. 1996).
Obtained summary judgment and affirmance for a hospital in a medical malpractice action interpreting the applicable statute of limitations.
Successfully obtained a jury verdict and affirmance for a defendant manufacturer accused of discrimination in a case involving allegations of discriminatory discharge and violations of Title VII of the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Jeffries v. Metro-Mark, Inc., 45 F.3d 258 (8th Cir. 1995).
Obtained summary judgment and affirmance for national retailer in an insurance coverage matter involving an additional insured.
Mark Whitmore Named 2024 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year"
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Fifteen Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America
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15 Attorneys Named to the 2023 Minnesota Monthly Top Lawyers List
Congratulations to our 15 attorneys on the 2023 Minnesota Monthly Top Lawyers List: David M....
Twenty-Eight Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers Lists; Lew Remele is Top Vote-Getter
Bassford Remele is pleased to announce that Lewis Remele is the top vote-getter in the 2023...
Lewis Remele Receives Service to the Profession Award
Lewis Remele received Minnesota Lawyers' Outstanding Service to the Profession Award. He is the...
Mark Whitmore Receives Expert Review Minnesota Court of Appeals Win
In Firkus v. Harms, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently held that Minn. Stat. Sec. 145.682, the...
Mark Whitmore Receives Medical Malpractice Jury Defense Verdict
Bassford Remele shareholder Mark R. Whitmore recently received a defense verdict in a jury trial...
Honors & Awards
Mr. Whitmore has been interviewed on health care topics.
Mr. Whitmore has written extensively on recurring legal issues that impact the health care community.
Mr. Whitmore is regularly asked to speak on issues regarding civil litigation, hospital risk management, the Minnesota Commitment Act and disputes with licensing agencies. He is also frequently invited to present on health law and medical malpractice issues at the University of Minnesota’s Law School and Medical School and several other colleges and universities.