Mark Leon Vavreck

Mark Leon Vavreck

Partner
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-503-9248
Fax:
612-659-9220
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Protection
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation (Plaintiff)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2009

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Negotiation Competition, Trial Advocacy Team, ABA, 1999 to 2000
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: American Studies
  • Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California - 1989
    • Honors: Certificate of Completion
    • Major: Russian Language Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Negotiation Seminar and Competition, William Mitchell College of Law, 2004 - Present
  • Consumer Rights Seminar, Southern Social Services Central Legal, 2006 - Present
  • Better Serving the Debtor: Collateral Issues to Bankruptcy, CLE Seminar, Bankruptcy Institute, sponsored by the Minnesota CLE Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota Bar Association, October 13, 2016
  • Consumer Protection: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Basics, CLE Seminar, Anoka County Bar Association, September 17, 2015
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: What it is, When it Applies, and How it Works, CLE Seminar, Ramsey County Bar Association, June 22, 2015
  • Dealing with Debtor Issues, CLE Seminar, Dakota County Bar Association, June 9, 2015
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Primer: Basics through Bankruptcy, CLE Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, April 21, 2015
  • The Annual FDCPA Update and Panel Discussion, CLE Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, February 18, 2015
  • Consumer Debt Collection: How to Navigate the Mountain, CLE Seminar, Coral Gables, Florida State Bar Association, December 17, 2014
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Latest Trends and Developments, CLE Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, May 30, 2014
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Update: Trends, Questions, and Answers, CLE Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, December 11, 2013
  • A Plaintiff Attorney Perspective on the FDCPA, Collection Law, and the Consumer, August 2, 2013
  • FDCPA Primer: A Discussion of Marx v. General Revenue Corp. and Recent Developments to the FDCPA in Minnesota and Beyond, Hennepin County Bar Association, April 17, 2013
  • Consumer Rights in Debt Collection , National CLE Seminar with Rossdale CLE, August 1, 2012
  • Attorney Ethics in the Collection Realm – CLE Seminar , Minnesota Debtor and Creditor Conference, October 11, 2011
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Benefits to Your Clients That Improve Your Practice – CLE , Minnesota Association for Justice 29th Annual Convention, August 13, 2011
  • Consumer Debt and Consumer Rights – CLE Seminar, Dakota County Courthouse Apple Valley, June 24, 2010
  • Collection Law Summit: Current Events & Trends, Cases & Commentary – CLE Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, June 16, 2010
  • Current Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Issues – CLE Seminars, Hennepin County Bar Association, March 17, 2010
  • Consumer Protection in Financial Matters: Basics about Fair Debt Collection & Fair Market Reporting – CLE Seminar, Ramsey County Bar Association, February 26, 2010
  • Consumer Debt and Consumer Rights – CLE Seminar, Dakota County Courthouse Hastings, January 21, 2010
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act & Bankruptcy - CLE Seminar, Pro Bono Bankruptcy Section, July 21, 2009
  • Plaintiff & Defense Perspective on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act - CLE Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, April 15, 2009
  • Debt Collection Basics for Russian Speaking Seniors, Jewish Community Center
  • Homeless Project, Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • Seniors Project, St. Paul, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Honors and Awards

  • Hennepin County Bar Association Board of Directors , 2010
  • Chair of the Debtor/Creditor Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2005
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates

Past Employment Positions

  • William Mitchell College of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Vavreck Law Office, Ltd, Solo Practioner
  • Marso, Michelson & Harrigan, P.A., Clerk, Of Counsel
  • United States Army (Active Duty), Sergeant