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Mark Neis is a board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, one of two in Topeka and ten in Kansas. He and his partner, Jill Michaux, are Topeka's only bankruptcy specialists.


He represents debtors and small business proprietors in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He generally does not represent creditors.


Mark is a partner in the Topeka law firm, Neis & Michaux, P.A. He and his wife, Jill Michaux, formed the firm in 1984 when they married and merged their individual law practices.


He was graduated from Washburn University with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1973 and with a juris doctor from the Washburn University School of Law in 1977.


He is a founding member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He was a founder and past president of the Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council. He was a founding member of the Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section. He is a member of the Topeka Bar Association and the local Jayhawker men’s club.


Mark frequently volunteers as a judge in high school debate and collegiate mock trial competitions. His avocations include golf, ballroom dancing, gourmet cooking, travel, movies and music.




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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 70%
    38 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jay S. Fleischman

    I've known Mark for a number of years. He has always shown himself to be a dedicated consumer advocate who cares deeply about his clients' problems and the ways in which he can help them most effectively.


    Jay Fleischman Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Prelle Eron

    Mark is an excellent consumer debtor attorney with an outstanding knowledge of the law and a positive attitude.


    David Eron Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Neis & Michaux, P.A.

Bankruptcy Law Office
534 S Kansas Ave Ste 825
Topeka, KS, 66603-3445


KSAuthorized to practice law197710/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in Consumer Bankruptcy LawSuper Lawyers2015
Recertified Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2013
Super Lawyer Consumer BankruptcyLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Recertified Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2009
Recertified Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2004
Recertified Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1999
Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNeis & Michaux, P.A., Bankruptcy Law Office1984 - Present
AttorneyMark W. Neis Attorney at Law1978 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysFounding Member1992 - Present
Topeka Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2015
Topeka Area Bankruptcy CouncilPast President and MemberN/A
Kansas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law SectionFounding MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
NACBA Fall Workshop MaterialsChapter 7, 13 or Not at All2011
www.bankruptcykansas.infoKansas Bankruptcy InformationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Washburn UniversityBusinessOther - Bachelors1973
Topeka High SchoolN/AN/A1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jayhawker ClubHistory of Romantic Comedy Movies2012
NACBA Members Fall WorkshopBankruptcy Fundamentals: 7 or 13 or Not at All2011
Jayhawker Club Meeting19502010