Mark Briol has an impressive record of professional experience, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1976, earning his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 1981, magna cum laude and first in his class, and building his career as a top-tier national trial attorney for over forty years. He has been lead counsel in cases venued in at least 27 different states. Throughout his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials, court trials, and/or arbitrations to award or verdict.
Currently, as the founder of Briol & Benson and our most seasoned attorney, Mark leads the representation of our clients in some of the nation’s most interesting, largest, and most high-profile cases. Mark has consistently been recognized by a variety of legal publications as one of the top trial attorneys in the nation.
At age 19, Mark Briol was an aspiring professional fighter and the 1973 Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion for the City of Minneapolis. He lost, by a decision, in the Upper Midwest Finals that year to Gary Holmgren, who went on to win The National Golden Gloves championship in Boston a month later. It has been a long journey from the alleys of 1970’s Minneapolis to the hallowed courtrooms of some of the highest courts in the land.
*According to the Minnesota State Bar Association, as of February 2022, there were more than 27,000 licensed attorneys in Minnesota.