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About me

After over 20 years working in the legal industry, Mark still finds joy in tackling the unique challenges every day presents in the field. He places a high premium on getting to know his clients and learning about their family, culture, job, business and hobbies. Mark’s common sense approach lends itself to productive and favorable negotiations. He remains focused on achieving his clients’ goals in a timely fashion, listening to their specific needs and adapting his strategy accordingly.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 95%
    24 years
  2. Wills: 5%
    24 years



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brett W. Olander

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent attorney. He's well respected by other lawyers on both sides. He's an exceptional advocate for his clients.


    Brett Olander Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Deborah Claire Swenson

    Mark is an exceptional lawyer who is committed to achieving the best results for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of personal injury case law and tactics in dealing with insurance companies.


    Deborah Swenson Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Walsh & Gaertner, PA

24 East Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55101


WIGood Standing199803/24/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199208/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2015
Superb RatedAVVO2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
The Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2014
Superb RatedAVVO2014
Best Selling AuthorAmazon.com2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalsh & Gaertner, PA2001 - Present
AttorneyReding & Pilney1993 - 2001
Associate AttorneyJames Boyd PA1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trustee v. Namdi9,400,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rutherford Publishing HouseA Cup of Coffee With 10 of the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in the United States2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Marquette UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Business Leader Spotlight ShowPersonal Injury Law2014
How to Handle A Personal Injury ClaimNegotiations2011