Mark A. Werner
Mark A. Werner

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Mark A. Werner

Mark Werner is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas, and before the U. S. District Court for the District of Kansas, as well as the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mark graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979, and from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1982 with a Juris Doctor degree. Mark moved to Pittsburg in 1982, where he started his law practice, specializing in estate planning, business and commercial law, employment law, and insurance defense litigation, as well as a general civil and criminal practice.

In 1995, Mark joined City National Bank of Pittsburg (now Commerce Bank) as Vice President and Trust Officer and served as legal counsel to the Bank, and in 1999 took on the responsibilities of Vice President of Commercial Lending. In 2004, Mark was named the Pittsburg Market President of Citizens Bank, N. A Throughout his time in banking, Mark continued his private law practice part-time in the areas of estate planning and commercial law.

In 2011, Mark returned to the full-time practice of law, opening his own law firm. He practices in the areas of estate planning, commercial law and litigation, business formation and planning, real estate, and general trial practice. He also advises clients on business finance matters and local government relations.

In addition to his professional duties, Mark has served as the Mayor of Pittsburg twice, while serving 10 years on the Pittsburg City Commission. He has been a part-time instructor in law-related topics at Pittsburg State University, and has served on a number of community and philanthropic boards and fundraising efforts. Mark is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburg and Leadership Kansas. He is also past president of the Crawford County Bar Association and the Southeast Kansas Bar Association.

  • Estate Planning
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial law and Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Pre-Law
  • Kansas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1995
  • Citizens Bank, N.A., President, 2004 to 2011
  • Commerce Bank, N.A., Vice President, 1999 to 2004
  • City National Bank, Vice President, 1995 to 1999
  • Loy, Tomassi & Werner, P.A., Attorney/Partner, 1993 to 1995
  • White, O'Connor & Werner, P. A., Attorney/Partner, 1983 to 1992
  • Wheeler & Mitchelson, Chartered, Attorney, 1982 to 1983
  • City of Pittsburg, Kansas, Mayor & City Commissioner, 1995 to 2006
  • Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys, 1989
  • Accounting Law Instructor, Pittsburg State University, 1991 to 1997
  • Legal & Social Environment of Business Instructor, Pittsburg State University, 2012 to Present
  • Identity Theft and the Law”, Crawford Co. Bar Association CLE Presentation, 2012
  • Planning for the Unexpected” Estate Planning Seminars, Pittsburg State University Human Resource Services Programs, 2012
  • Money and Banking Instructor, Pittsburg State University, 2012 to 2013
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, NBI Professional CLE, 06/01/2014 to present
  • Leadership Pittsburg, Graduate
  • Leadership Kansas, Graduate
  • Trial Tactics & Verdicts, Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1982
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Phi Sigma Alpha
  • Crawford County Bar Association, President, 1985 to 1986
  • Crawford County Bar Association, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, 1982 to Present
  • Southeast Kansas Bar Association, President
  • Sole Practitioner