Mark Hammervold is Of Counsel with Kotchen & Low LLP. His primary practice areas are complex commercial, employment, consumer, and health care litigation.
Mark started his legal career as an associate at a boutique health care litigation firm in Nashville, TN, primarily defending large health care companies and associated professionals against a wide spectrum of lawsuits, including breach of contract, tortious interference with business relationships, defamation, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, antitrust, and civil rights claims. Mark thereafter started his own practice and focused on plaintiff-side consumer, healthcare, and commercial litigation. Mark has represented clients in courts and arbitration across the country. Mark has tried cases to jury verdict, including as first chair, and has served as lead counsel in several successful appeals.
Mark has a special interest in the jewelry industry and has acquired significant recognition for prosecuting and settling several high-profile consumer cases against jewelers. Based on his reputation as a fierce advocate who understands the industry, Mark has also been retained by retailers, distributors, and wholesalers in connection with disputes with vendors, employees, competitors, grading labs, debtors, and media companies.
In 2018 and 2019, Mark was recognized as a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” for exhibiting excellence in legal practice. This distinction is awarded to fewer than 2.5% of attorneys following a peer-selection process.
Mark attended Vanderbilt University Law School on an academic scholarship. During law school, he won Vanderbilt Law’s intramural mock trial tournament in back-to-back years. He also represented Vanderbilt at the Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, winning first place in the region, and third place nationally. Mark completed his undergraduate education at Northwestern University. He attended on a merit scholarship for policy debate and graduated with honors.