Klinner, Mark A.

210 McClellan St.Suite 400Wausau, WI 54403- 5473

Updated: 09/22/2015


Mark is a founding partner at Klinner Kramer Shull LLP, where he primarily defends insurance companies and their policyholders in a variety of civil litigation, with an emphasis on negligence and tort-based claims. He regularly represents individuals, municipalities (counties, cities, villages, and towns), and businesses. Mark also routinely handles selected plaintiff’s cases (primarily personal injury claims) and has recently expanded his practice to include mediation services. During...



Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997 - Present
  • Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012-present

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1985 - Present
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, 1988 - Present
  • Marathon County Bar Association, 1985 - Present


  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA), 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

Classes and Seminars

  • Initial Case Analysis and Considerations in Responding to the Plaintiff’s Complaint, State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practice Institute, 2012
  • Opinion Testimony in Wisconsin: The Effect of Recent Changes to Wis. Stat. § 907.01 and § 907.02, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Milwaukee Operations Center, 2011
  • What Do Ministerial Duty, Discretionary Immunity, and Sewer Backups Have In Common, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mut. Ins., Service Provider Conference, 2007
  • Preparing and Trying a Low-Velocity Impact Case, American Family Regional Legal Conference - Wisconsin North, 2005
  • Trial Tips and Techniques, American Family Regional Legal Conference - Wisconsin North, 2003
  • Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Low-Velocity Impact Cases, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Spring Conference, 2000
  • Jury Selection: Some Objectives and Techniques, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Fall Conference, 1998
  • Defense Tactics for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Fall Conference, 1996
  • Recent Developments in Recreational Immunity under Wis. Stat. § 895.52, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Fall Conference, 1994
  • Protections and Pitfalls of Wis. Stat. § 893.80, State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyer's Division Seminar, 1994
  • Liability Exposure of Insurance Intermediaries to Insureds, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Fall Conference, 1993

Past Positions

  • Klinner Kramer Shull LLP, Trial Attorney and Mediator, 2015 - Present
  • Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer, LLP, Trial Attorney, 2001 - 2014
  • Sandfort, Zalewski & Klinner, LLP, Trial Attorney, 1998 - 2000
  • Terwilliger, Wakeen, Piehler & Conway, SC, Trial Attorney, 1988 - 1998
  • Rogers & Bremer, Trial Attorney, 1985 - 1988


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1985
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1982
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society
    Major: Journalism


Published Works

  • A Discussion of Wisconsin's New Completion Statute, Sec. 893.89, (Co-Author), Substantive Law Committee Report, CTCW News, 1994

Office Information


210 McClellan St.Suite 400Wausau, WI 54403- 5473

Office Hours

8 a.m to 5 p.m. Mon- Fri or by appointment


  • 715-845-5666


When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our West Legal Directory disclaimers. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Map Location

Please enable JavaScript to view the map.

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?