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Mark A. Tanner

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"As a trial attorney, I believe it is critical to understand fully my clients' needs and why they have come to me for help. My extensive business background provides me with a unique insight into my clients' legal concerns, which often assists in developing cogent, multi-level strategies for resolving complex and challenging issues. In the event that we cannot resolve a problem without litigation, I make every effort to involve my clients in the entire process. I find that by keeping my clients informed and included in every aspect of a lawsuit, and not just the trial itself, we are able to present the most compelling possible case in the courtroom."

Mark has successfully tried cases in New York and Massachusetts. As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, Mark has spent a great deal of his legal career in courtrooms, advocating for his clients before judges and juries.


Education

University of Wyoming, J.D., with honors, 1999

University of Colorado, M.B.A., 1998

University of Massachusetts, B.S., cum laude, 1993

New Mexico Military Institute, A.A. 1990

Bar & Court Admission

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

New York

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

Designated as "SuperLawyer Rising Star" 2010 in Boston Magazine

Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Stars Award, Boston Magazine, 2009 

Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2008

Recipient: BusinessWest 40 Under 40 Award, 2007

Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2007

Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2006

Argued Commonwealth v. Matis in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The issue before the court was whether a defendant in a criminal case can inspect private property where that property is a purported crime scene. This issue has never before been addressed in Massachusetts. February 7, 2006.

Jr./Sr. Member, University of Wyoming College of Law Law Review

Professional & Community Activities

Member: Board of Directors, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, Inc. (CISA)

Member: Board of Directors, People's Institute, Inc.

Member: Board of Directors, Franklin County Community Development Corporation

President: Northampton Soccer Club, Inc. 

President: Hampshire County Bar Association, September 2006 - September 2007

Assistant District Attorney: Bronx, NY

Member: Hampshire County Bar Association Executive Committee

Member: Hampshire County Bar Advocates, Inc.

Member: Hampden County Bar Advocates, Inc.

Member: People's Institute Board of Directors

Volunteer: Hampshire County United Way

Member: Florence Civic and Business Association

Captain: U.S. Army Reserves

Professional Associations & Memberships

Hampden County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America