Our Attorneys

Kelly J. Clark
James J. Cramer
Michael J. Fischer
Jon W. Gilchrist
Thomas L. Griswold
Mark S. Gunnison
Bryanna Hanschu
Eric L. Hansen
Jacob A. Hecker
Chris W. Henry
John H. "Topper" Johntz, Jr.
Thomas K. Jones
Laurel R. Kupka
Jodde Olsen Lanning
Michael B. Lowe
David K. Martin
Stephen D. McGiffert
Steven L. Passer
Tyler Peters
Joseph Schmisseur
Christopher J. Sherman
Roger H. Templin

Mark S. Gunnison


Mark S. Gunnison is a principal in the firm. He has been practicing law since 1981 primarily in all phases of litigation involving commercial, employment, banking, personal injury and workers compensation law.

Mark has represented clients through all phases of litigation involving jury and court trials on both the state and federal levels in Kansas and Missouri, and has argued cases before the appellate counts in Missouri and Kansas as well as in the Eighth Circuit and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on the federal level.

Mark attended the University of Kansas, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1978 and his Juris Doctorate in 1981. Mark is admitted to practice before the state courts in Kansas, the Federal District Court in Kansas, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also litigated in various state and federal courts around the country on a visiting basis.

Mark is a member of the Johnson County, Kansas and American Bar Associations, the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Practice Emphasis

Commercial Litigation
Workers Compensation
Appellate Practice
Personal Injury


University of Kansas – B.A. with honors 1978; J.D. 1981)

Bar Admission

Kansas – 1981
District Court of Kansas – 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit – 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit – 1993

Associations / Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

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