Mark V. Kenny

T: (207) 253-4564
  • New England School of Law (J.D., 1993), cum laude
  • Stony Brook University (B.A., 1985)


Mark represents clients in all aspects of professional liability litigation, including defending physicians and hospitals in cases involving emergency services, anesthesia injuries, birth injuries, surgical injuries, orthopedic injuries, and drug overdose. His practice is focused on medical malpractice defense, professional licensure and credentialing, products liability, and catastrophic personal injury claims. Mark also has extensive experience representing clients in drug and medical device litigation, nursing home litigation, products liability and complex torts. Mark manages complex multi-party cases with dedication and tenacity that insures consistently positive results for clients. He has been trial counsel at mandatory malpractice pre-litigation screening panel hearings, and in cases in both the state and federal court.

Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Mark practiced as in-house trial counsel for Hanover Insurance Company in Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine where he was an integral part of the defense team that successfully represented a pharmaceutical marketer in the massive Phen Fen Multi-District Litigation. Mark has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Maine where he prosecuted criminal cases in the District and Superior Court.

Mark lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, Gina Kenny, a clinical psychologist. He enjoys hiking, Nordic skiing and kayaking.

Public Service

Board Member, Family Hope
Maine Homeless Legal Project


Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
Massachusetts State Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association


  • New England School of Law (J.D., 1993), cum laude
  • Stony Brook University (B.A., 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • Maine, 1996
  • New York, 2012
  • Washington, D.C., 2012

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1999