Mark Briol

Mark Briol graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1976 and number one in his class from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1981.

Mark Briol has tried more than 100 commercial and securities cases to award or verdict.

At age 19, Mark Briol was an aspiring professional boxer and the Welterweight Champion for the City of Minneapolis. He has run four marathons (the Twin Cities Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN twice each). These days he limits his pugilistic and aerobic endeavors to the courtroom.

Mark’s professional achievements include:
  • Named the 2016 Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year for the Minneapolis Area by Best Lawyers®*†
  • One of the Top 10 Lawyers in Minnesota by Minnesota Super Lawyers© for five years – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 – as published by Minnesota Super Lawyers, Mpls-St. Paul and Twin Cities Business Magazines *‡
  • One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Minnesota by Minnesota Super Lawyers as published by Mpls-St. Paul and Twin Cities Business Magazines for 19 years (every year from 2001-2019)
  • One of the Top 40 Commercial Litigators in Minnesota by Law & Politics Magazine every year from 2001-2010*
  • For inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America ®” in the practice areas of Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation,and Litigation – Securities
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Minnesota by The National Trial Lawyers Association ©
  • One of the Top 100 Litigators in Minnesota by The American Society of Legal Advocates ©
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007-present
  • Rated AV-Preeminent (the highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell ®
  • Rated Judicial AV-Preeminent for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards (the highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, Judicial Edition ®

* According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, as of October 2018, there were more than 25,000 licensed attorneys in Minnesota.

* As of 2010 Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine ceased publication.

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Mark Briol Super Lawyers Top 10 Minnesota




Attorney Mark Briol went from being the 1973 Welterweight Boxing Champion for the City of Minneapolis to one of the most prominent financial litigators in the nation, as profiled in a front-cover feature in the national Best Lawyers publication.



Attorney Mark Briol has always been a fighter, as one can see in this filmed 1973 bout with Gary “the Hammer” Holmgren (2013 Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee) in the 1973 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Championships.



William Mitchell College of Law
J.D., #1 in class, magna cum laude, 1981

University of Minnesota
B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Phi