Mark Kreter

Contact Information:

Shareholder and CFO


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D.
  • Western Michigan University, B.A. in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude)

Community Involvement:

  • Member of the Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority
  • Lakeview Board of Education (Past President)
  • Lifespan Home Health Board (Past Chairman)
  • Calhoun County Bar Association (Past President)


Shannon Nelson
(616) 254-8405

When clients face particularly stressful circumstances, Mark Kreter believes it is essential to always be nearby to offer a steadying and positive influence. With over 30 years of diverse trial experience, Mark says there are very few legal situations he has not encountered and he therefore tries to focus on reasonable, realistic, and client-centered solutions to every problem he faces.

A seasoned veteran of alternative dispute resolution, Mark believes every lawsuit can be voluntarily settled. If one of Mark’s cases proceeds to trial, it is likely because the other party failed to properly evaluate its case and the risks inherent in trial. Mark’s highly successful trial record speaks to his ability to properly evaluate a client’s case and the risks of trial, as well as his courtroom presence and command. As a litigation attorney, he represents some of the largest insurance companies in the country. Mark utilizes the same client-centered approach to the law as a transactional attorney; Mark has closed well over $200 million in mergers and sales of various business entities.

Because of his litigation and business transactions experience on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants along with his reputation for impartiality and creative solutions, Mark has become the mediator of choice for parties looking to resolve even the most acrimonious conflicts. Other attorneys rely on Mark’s substantive and procedural knowledge, empathy and listening skills, and ability to streamline the law and facts of the case to facilitate meaningful outcomes outside the courthouse.

Professional Recognition

  • Certified Civil Mediator (Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office)