Mark’s reputation for thorough preparation is matched by his commitment to client communication. “Responsible, effective advocacy hinges on it,” he says. “Goals, strategies and circumstances can evolve over the course of a case, so it’s essential that my clients and I remain on the same page at all times.”
As a member of Hellmuth & Johnson’s litigation practice, Mark deals with clients ranging from individuals to businesses in the following practice areas:
- Property and casualty insurance defense
- Municipal defense litigation
- Business and commercial disputes
- Employment law and civil rights
Mark primarily handles municipal liability claims, automobile accident claims, and various civil litigation matters. Across practice areas, he focuses on the successful resolution of all litigation matters, with an emphasis on defending claims and disputes in cases involving civil rights, claims against municipalities and their employees, and real estate matters involving zoning and land use issues.
Clients are well served by the breadth of Mark’s experience. “It gives me a broader perspective and impacts the way I prepare for cases by enabling me to me see further down the pike and develop a wider range of approaches and strategies,” he says. “That in turn makes me a better problem solver – and more powerful advocate – for the people I represent.”
Mark earned his J.D. cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, obtaining a B.S. in psychology and speech communications.
- Licensed to practice law in the state courts of Minnesota and Michigan.
- Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for Minnesota, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Tribal Court for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.
- Member of the Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations as well as the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.
- Served on the Law Review Board of Editors at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.