Mark was born and raised in the East End of St. John’s. After graduating from Holy Heart of Mary High School in 1994 he began his studies at Memorial University, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Biochemistry.
After graduating from Memorial, Mark’s knack for logic and problem solving led him towards pursuing a career in Law. He was immediately accepted into the School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, and began his studies in the Fall of 1999. Mark excelled at Dalhousie and in 2001 was chosen to compete as a member of the team who went on to win the national Mathews Dinsdale and Clarke Moot Court Competition in Labour Law. After graduating from Law School in 2002, he was awarded the Maxwell J. Pratt Award by the Law Society which is based on academic performance.
Mark was called to the bar in April of 2003 after completing his articles at the firm of Williams, Roebothan, McKay & Marshall. In 2004, he joined the firm of Rogers Bussey Lawyers where he was invited into the partnership in 2010. In 2014, he and Richard Rogers founded the firm Rogers & Associates. Most recently, in February 2015, Mark was one of the founding partners of Rogers Rogers Moyse.
Mark has argued many cases at various levels of the court system, including the Provincial Court of Newfoundland, the Supreme Court Trial Division, the Court of Appeal, Federal Court Trial Division and the Federal Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Mark’s practice focuses primarily on personal injury litigation. He is highly skilled at dealing with personal injury cases and Long-Term Disability insurance policies and has represented many clients who have been unfairly denied Long-Term Disability Benefits. He also enjoys practicing residential real estate.
Besides his knowledge and experience, Mark is also known for his diligent, no-nonsense approach when representing his clients. He has been described as proactive, efficient, and a “straight-shooter”. He also believes in being easily accessible to his clients; answering and returning phone calls and emails immediately or as soon as possible.
Mark lives in St. John’s with his wife Lesley, son EJ, and two highly energetic, overindulged dogs. When not working, Mark can be found hiking with the family, eating steak, or playing hockey.