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Mark Edward Betters

Family Attorney at Mankato, MN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2005
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Also considered "family law," divorce encompasses property distribution, alimony, child custody, parenting time, as well as restraining orders.

    20 years

  2. Family
    Family Law: Adoption to Divorce. Includes Custody, Divorce, Child Support, Maintenance (alimony), Parenting time, Restraining Orders, Farm Divorces, and more.

    20 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Criminal: DWI to Homicide. Includes Felony/Misdemeanor DWI, Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Theft, Jury Trials, Appeals, Constitutional Rights, and more.

    20 years

Please feel free to visit my "attorney profile" at .  I bring a diverse background to my law practice.  I taught high school, worked as a professional musician, and have completed 3 marathons.


My legal experience includes some of the most high-profile cases in recent history in the southern minnesota/Blue Earth County area.  These cases have included jury trials, extended court trials, contested hearings, expert witness issues, unexplained injuries, wrongful deaths, and other issues.


Betters Weinandt Attorneys at Law
124 East Walnut Street
Suite 250
Mankato, MN, 56001

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by amy | December 2, 2014
Divorced with 3 Kids
Not knowing what the next step was, I was recommended to Mark. He was great at helping me understand the process along with detailing what certain terms meant and really helped me navigate what was best for MY family. I tell all my friends about him ...
Posted by Steve | November 30, 2014
Highly Recommended
When I got charged, I feel like I talked to every attorney in Southern Minnesota. Mark was patient from the beginning and was completely open about his fees and his thoughts on the legal process that I would face. I hired him and it was the best decision I made. He found problems with the case that I would have never known about. When there were things that I didn't understand, he took the time to walk me through the explanation. I always appreciated that he wasn't afraid to give me "bad news." Fortunately, he was also able to give me great news when all the charges I was facing were dismissed after a hearing where Mark argued that the charges violated my rights.
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Posted by Taylor | June 9, 2013
6-8-2013 Betters Review
My case is finally complete and the history wiped clean. Mark was great and kept me calm throughout a horrible ordeal. Walked me through my options and fought for a good deal. Couldn't have asked for more and would definately contact him again should the need arise.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Betters Weinandt Attorneys at Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Manahan & Bluth, Law Office Chartered
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Steve Fiebiger and Associates
  • 2004 - 2005


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DWI - post driving consumption
  • License reinstated - Charges Dismissed
  • Grandparent Custody
  • Successfully obtained child custody
  • Juvenile Criminal - EJJ
  • Successful Appeals


  • Children's Justice Initiative
  • Member/Participant
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • Former President / Current Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • MSBA - Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Sixth District Bar Association President Recognition
  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Robert Gibson Outstanding Juvenile Lawyer
  • Fifth District Public Lawyers Office
  • 2009
  • Graduating Magna Cum Laude
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Award Winning Oral Argument - Regionals
  • International Jessup Moot Court
  • 2004
  • Hamline University School of Law - Law Journal
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Student of the Year
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Music/Arts Department
  • 1996
  • Dean's List - all semesters
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • 1995
  • Student Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Mark
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Betters took time out of his day to help a potential client, who wasn't paying him, to help figure out a complex jurisdictional matter. I respect his drive to help a client, his dedication and his understanding of the law. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer. He is the ultimate professional; experienced; zealous; and ethical."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent attorney and community member. I feel very confident referring clients and friends to him."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When an attorney refers an individual to another attorney, they put their own reputation on the line. I have, and will continue to refer individuals to Mark Betters based on his honesty, integrity and care for each client he has."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is the rare attorney that has a passion for the law, the experience that allows him to win, and the character that protects his clients. In particular, although he practices in many areas of law where clients often are vulnerable, Mark has a reputation of being extremely fair, candid, and ethical. These are traits that -- combined with his wealth of experience and skill -- make Mark an awesome lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is both professional and a zealous advocate. He does a great job for his clients. I endorse Mark Betters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
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Mankato Family Lawyer Mark Edward Betters
Mark Edward Betters
Family Attorney
Mankato, MN
Licensed for 18 years