Mark is originally from New York, and he received his undergraduate degree in English with a minor in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He took a teaching position in Wyoming with the Teton Science School, where he taught environmental education courses in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Mark earned his law degree in from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon 2005. He moved back to Wyoming and became an associate lawyer for the Spence Law Firm in 2006. Mark and his wife live south of Jackson, Wyoming.
Mark is the director of the public interest law firm Lawyers and Advocates for Wyoming (L.A.W.), and he is developing the Spence Association for Employee Rights (SAFER). SAFER is a nonprofit public interest L.A.W. project, focusing on workplace safety and other issues effecting Wyoming’s workforce. Mark played an integral part in passing recent legislation that improved workers’ compensation benefits paid to injured workers and their families. read more here. Currently, as the director of L.A.W., Mark is representing a Wyoming man in a wrongful termination suit—the employee, a whistleblower, was fired after reporting workplace wrongdoing to his employer.
Wyoming State Bar
Oregon State Bar
Wyoming Trial Lawyer’s Association
“I often think about how difficult it must be to pick up the phone, call a complete stranger, and ask for help. I am thankful when people summon the courage to make that call because the law, when applied or practiced properly, is a tremendous equalizer that can change lives for not only our clients, but for society as a whole.”