Regarding COVID-19:

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh remains open for business during this Stay at Home period as our work has been deemed essential by Governor Walz. To ensure we can serve our clients and that our staff is safe and healthy we are doing our work remotely. We continue to work on current and new client matters. Minnesota Courts are determining which cases will be heard based on their priority level. If you have an active case and an upcoming hearing date, we will notify you regarding any additional impact the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 may have on your case. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

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Mark W. Gehan

Mark W. Gehan

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Mark W. Gehan is retired from the practice of law, but during his career he practiced in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, appeals, public sector labor law, professional responsibility and licensing. As an Assistant Ramsey County Attorney from 1971–76, Mark handled felony prosecutions and real estate condemnation matters. He was the Metropolitan Area District Prosecutor from 1976–77. He joined Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh in 1978.

Mark is active in local and state bar activities. He served as President of the Ramsey County Bar Association from 1990–91 and as President of the Minnesota State Bar Association from 1998–99. From 1986–94 Mark served on the St. Paul Charter Commission and was the President of that body from 1988–94. Mark was a member of the State Board of Public Defense from 1981–87 and a Supreme Court Appointee to the Minnesota Judicial Selections Commission from 1999–2005.

Mark has also been appointed as Special Master in several federal cases including the Minnesota tobacco litigation from 1997–98 and Garcia, et al. v. The Metro Gang Strike Force, et al. from 2010–11.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Professional Associations

  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member