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Mark A. Tanner

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.

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  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • J.D - 1999
    • Honors: with Honors
  • University of Colorado,
    • M.B.A., - 1998
  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.S - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
  • New Mexico Military Institute,
    • A.A - 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • New York

Classes & Seminars

  • Author, Medical Monitoring Trusts A Winning Situation Under FELA , 33LWLR399

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, Inc. (CISA), Board Member

Published Works

  • Tipping Point: Restaurateurs Must Take Steps to Avoid Costly Penalties, BusinessWest, June 16, 2014
  • Food for Thought - The Matter of Personal Liability for Restaurant Debt, BusinessWest, September 29, 2008
  • Buying a Restaurant? - Prior Due-Diligence Will Facilitate the Deal, BusinessWest, May 27, 2005
  • Class Action Reform - Will You Be Affected?, April 4, 2005

Professional Associations

  • Hampshire County Bar Association, President, 2006 to 2007
  • Bronx, NY, Assistant District Attorney
  • 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, Member
  • U.S. Army Reserves, Captain
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • People's Institute, Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation, Member, Board of Directors
  • Northampton Soccer Club, Inc., President
  • Hampshire County United Way, Volunteer
  • Florence Civic and Business Association, Member

Past Positions

  • Bronx, NY, Assistant District Attorney
  • U.S. Army Reserves, Captain


  • Designated as "SuperLawyer Rising Star", Boston Magazine
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars Award, Boston Magazine
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award, Boston Magazine
  • BusinessWest 40 Under 40 Award
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award, Boston Magazine
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award, Boston Magazine
  • Jr./Sr. Member, University of Wyoming College of Law Law Review