Mark M. Leitner
Mark Leitner has been successfully trying and arguing cases in Wisconsin and throughout the United States for three decades. Inspired to attend journalism school by Woodward and Bernstein’s relentless Watergate reporting, his training armed him with the investigative and fact-finding skills needed to shine as a trial lawyer. Mark combines blue-collar street smarts with an outstanding academic background to create a persuasion style that gets through to judges and juries alike.
Now a seasoned veteran, he has taken dozens of cases to verdict at trial and has handled countless injunction matters and other summary proceedings. His appellate work includes several precedent-setting cases in Wisconsin, and he is one of the very few lawyers nationwide to have won both a jury verdict and a settlement of more than nine figures.
Outside of his law practice, Mark is an exuberant sports fan, reader, and live music attendee. In 2011, he began competing in powerlifting meets, focusing on the deadlift.
University of Wisconsin Law School / J.D., cum laude, 1985
Marquette University / B.A., cum laude, 1980
University of Minnesota / 1980-1982
Senior Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review 1984-85
Mark serves as a volunteer monitor for the Wisconsin Lawyer Support and Monitoring Program, which is offered through the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) and the Office of Lawyer Regulation to assist lawyers dealing with addiction and other mental health issues in rehabilitating themselves.