Klinner, Mark A.

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

Updated: 09/22/2015

Overview

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...

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Qualifications

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

Honors

  • 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

Education

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

Articles

Published Works

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

Office Information

Address

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

Office Hours

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

Fax

  • 715-845-5666

Email

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