Mark grew up on an island in the Pacific Northwest, moving to Colorado Springs in his early teen years. He was inspired to practice law at a small community college on Colorado's Western Slope when a professor illustrated the far-reaching impact one small nuance could have on the outcome of a legal case. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Mark journeyed to western Kansas, where he served as a sheriff’s deputy and a police officer before returning to the University of Colorado for law school. Mark is always on the lookout for knowledge that will be useful to his clients, and earned a graduate certificate in juvenile and family law along the way.
Beginning his practice while still in law school, over his career Mark has litigated and advised regarding contractual disputes, criminal charges, business practices, divorce, child care and custody, dependency and neglect, juvenile justice, and other tumultuous situations, taking over a dozen cases to trial. Mark has also accomplished many successful settlements, and counsels clients in how to resolve and better prevent litigation before it happens. Mark recognizes the importance of the details of each case, and is dedicated to making every nuance work in favor of his clients.
Among other things, Mark volunteers his free time as general counsel and a sworn peace officer at a northern Colorado law enforcement agency, serves as a unit commander and legal officer in the Civil Air Patrol, and is a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoys exploring Colorado and beyond with his wife and three children.