For over 30 years attorney Mark Streed has effectively served his clients as lawyer advocate, trusted adviser and counselor. Mark understands that many clients are going through what may be the most emotionally challenging and confusing times of their lives. Recognizing this he tries to balance the need for compassion, empathy and counsel with the need to step up and be an aggressive, effective advocate. Mark goes to battle for countless people injured in car accidents and semi-tractor/trailer collisions; senior citizens injured or killed due to neglect by nursing homes and assisted living facilities; and workers injured in accidents at construction or job sites. He has represented clients with injuries as serious as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or severe orthopedic injury, as well as those with less severe injuries who have also been harmed and suffered losses.
Mark also pursues premise liability claims against bars and restaurants and other property owners for their failure to ensure their premises are free from hazards and defects that could cause harm to others. In courtrooms across Minnesota and Wisconsin, Mark has aggressively pursued and won claims for his clients, won successful jury verdicts and negotiated settlements that have truly made a positive difference in their lives. A Certified Civil Trial Specialist, as recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1999) and Minnesota State Bar (1995), he has successfully taken cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court to advocate for changes in the law that would benefit his clients and many other personal injury victims. Mark is the fifth Meshbesher & Spence lawyer to serve as President of the Minnesota Association for Justice and is also a member of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
When he’s not “lawyering”, Mark and his wife, Mary, enjoy watching their three children participate in various high school and college activities and participating in family travel. Mark has enjoyed volunteering as a church school teacher and youth sports coach. He has also chaired the Eagan Foundation Board, the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Board and two Eagan High School Booster Clubs (Swim & Dive and Basketball Boosters).
1985 U.S. District Court (MN)
JD 1985, University of Minnesota
BA 1982, Concordia College – Moorhead (cum laude)
Mark’s Notable Cases
82 Year Old Woman Dies in Grocery Store Entryway Due to Negligent Display Practices
Defective Design of a Parking Ramp: Lack of Posted Overhead Height Restrictions
Twin Cities Schoolteacher Struck by Inattentive Driver
Mark’s Honors and Awards