Mark has been an attorney since 1986 when he graduated from West Virginia University College of Law. He is an equity director with the firm working out of the Kingwood Office of McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C.
Mark maintains a active trial practice throughout the State of West Virginia. His primary areas of focus include personal injury, corporate and insurance defense, divorce, criminal, property litigation, and employment issues. He also enjoys working in the area of wills and estates. Mark has tried to verdict a significant number of cases over his twenty-three years as a trial attorney.
The Kingwood Office serves the community needs of Preston and surrounding counties. As an established firm with roots in the community dating back sixty years, Mark takes pride in working for and with the local members of the community. He presently serves as President of the Kingwood Rotary Club and was recently appointed to serve as the Area VII Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7530. He participates yearly as a volunteer for the local Health Fair and the Buckwheat Festival. He is active in the Preston County Bar Association and serves on its Scholarship Committee. He also is an active bidder at the Future Farmers Auction where young members of the community sell their farm products.
Mark lives in Morgantown where he is a member of the Monongalia Bar Association. He served as its President in 2005-2006. He is father of two children that keep his hours away from work very busy as he participates and sponsors Youth Soccer, Youth Basketball and Girls Softball. He and his wife, Suann, have been married for 14 years. He also serves on the Brettwald Board of Directors for his neighborhood.
As for professional organizations, Mark has been an active member in the WV Trial Lawyers Association where he made various presentations to the group, ATLA, the Monongalia and Preston County Bar Associations and the WV State Bar. He has also participated as a judge for trial competitions at the West Virginia College of Law, was a guest panel member on the PBS program, THE LAW WORKS. He has made educational presentations to the Monongalia County Bar, the Marion County Bar and at various Continuing Legal Education programs in the areas of office management, insurance litigation and trial practice.