Mr. Kamleiter, a board certified attorney in Eduction Law, is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and twenty-eight hours of Masters level History. He graduated from the College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe School of Law-1978) in Virginia with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He has completed additional course work at the University of South Florida to earn a teaching certificate in Special Education, Varying Exceptionalities. Mr. Kamleiter has taught regular education (History, Geography, and Government) at the middle school and high school level and for several years taught a course in Law and Politics at the University of South Florida. He taught in the Pinellas County School system for five years, teaching the profoundly mentally handicapped and the autistic and serving as a behavior specialist.
Having practiced law in both Virginia and Florida, Mr. Kamleiter has established a law firm in St. Petersburg and is presently engaged in a legal practice, with a major part of his practice being reserved for the representation of children with disabilities in public education. Mr. Kamleiter advocates for the appropriate education of children with disabilities throughout the State of Florida He represents these children in educational planning, in Due Process Hearings and in Federal Court.
Being a long-time advocate for the rights of students with disabilities, Mark belongs to several disability related organizations. He is the President of STAND (Statewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities) and is on the Executive Board of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. He is a frequent national speaker on issues related to the education and advocacy of children with disabilities.
Outside of his legal practice, Mark is a community activist. Locally, he worked to promote the passage of the recent St. Petersburg Human Rights Ordinance. Mark is a past President of CASA (Center Against Spouse Abuse), a major non-profit providing spouse abuse shelter, transitional housing, education and counseling, among other services.