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Mark C. Vanneste 
Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group

Phone: (248) 851-9500, Ext. 2401
Direct Phone: (248) 539-2852
Fax: (248) 251-1781


Mark Vanneste is a Partner in Secrest Wardle's Troy office and is a member of the Firm's Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group.  He represents insurers, corporations, and individuals in a variety of No Fault first-party and third-party automobile negligence claims, including claims for uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits.

Mr. Vanneste currently serves as Chair of the Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group. In this role, he directs the strategies and mutual undertakings of the group, including mentorship of associate attorneys and overseeing all content written for the Motor Vehicle Practice Group's newsletter, No Fault Newsline.

Mr. Vanneste earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University in 2002. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2009.

While in law school, Mr. Vanneste was a senior editor for the Law Review, was an active member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, and won the 2008 Gallagher Moot Court Competition.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vanneste represented hospitals and health care providers in medical malpractice litigation.

Mr. Vanneste serves as Michigan Revisor for AM Best’s Insurance Law Digest. AM Best Company is a global credit rating company serving the insurance industry. The Insurance Law Digest is a resource providing a summary of insurance laws for each state and several Canadian Provinces. Mr. Vanneste is responsible for annually reviewing and summarizing insurance laws in Michigan for the publication.

Mr. Vanneste was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2009 and subsequently to the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Mark Vanneste was named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine for 2014-2016.

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A.M. Best Webinar “Pileup in Commercial Auto”
A.M. Best Webinar 03/31/2017

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Boundaries 12/15/2016

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No-Fault Newsline 12/09/2016

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No-Fault Newsline 11/14/2016

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No-Fault Newsline 10/20/2016

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No-Fault Newsline 09/30/2016

Congratulations to Secrest Wardle’s 2016 Michigan Rising Stars Designees
Press Release 09/09/2016

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Webinar Presented 08/31/2016

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No-Fault Newsline 04/21/2016

Court of Appeals Allows Owner-Occupant of Uninsured, Parked Vehicle to Recover PIP Benefits
No-Fault Newsline 03/30/2016

An MACP-assigned insurer may not take time beyond the statutory 30 days to conduct its own priority investigation
No-Fault Newsline 03/17/2016

Partner Mark C. Vanneste Revises A.M. Best’s Digest of Insurance Law - Michigan
Press Release 01/07/2016

Court of Appeals Allows Provider to Sue for Previously Settled Bill
No-Fault Newsline 10/23/2015

Congratulations to Secrest Wardle's 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Designees
Press Release 09/04/2015

Court of Appeals Allows Claimant's Private Cause of Action Under Medicare Secondary Payer Act To Proceed Against No-Fault Carrier
No-Fault Newsline 06/9/2015

Partner Mark C. Vanneste Accepts Michigan Revisor Position for AM Best's Insurance Law Digest
Press Release 05/21/2015

Partner Mark C. Vanneste Accepts Michigan Revisor Position for AM Best's Insurance Law Digest
Press Release 05/21/2015

Secrest Wardle Partner Mark Vanneste Breaks Down Catastrophic Auto Accidents and Michigan's No-Fault Law
Podcast 03/18/2015

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Congratulations for Secrest Wardle's 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Designees
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No-Fault Newsline 05/03/2012

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