Mark A. Kille (pronounced “Kelly”), born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, is the oldest of six children. At a very early age, his father passed on to Mark his relentless work ethic. At age five, Mark began selling newspapers on the steps of the church his family attended.
When he turned 11, Mark began a paper route for a Raytown, Missouri paper, then started a landscaping business at age 13 which continued until age 19, using the money he earned to buy his first car and to begin college.
In 1996, Mark graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Systems. He then took a two year hiatus from academics, working two jobs, one as a law clerk, and the other as a barista at a coffeehouse on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.
Mark started law school in the fall of 1998, receiving a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri in 2001. His first job as an attorney involved prosecuting claims under the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Statutes for employees who were injured on the job.
In 2003, he accepted a position at a law firm inside Union Station in Kansas City which represented only injured railroad workers and their families under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act.
Mark also believes in giving back to the community which has blessed him with employment opportunities. As a member of the Volunteer Attorney Program, he volunteers dozens of hours of his time per year providing legal guidance to those who are unable to afford an attorney.
In 2008, Mark was the recipient of the 2007-2008 Yavapai County New Volunteer Attorney of the Year awarded by the Volunteer Attorney Program. In 2009, he was honored with the 2008-2009 Yavapai County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Prescott Habitat for Humanity, as well as Franklin Phonetic School. Mark and his family (all girls!) attend Lifepointe Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona and he is a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a foster parent.
Mark is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Arizona and Missouri, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
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