Mark W. Viel
Mark Viel is a 1978 graduate of the Detroit College of Law.
Since 1979 he has practiced in West Central and Northwestern Michigan, restricting his practice to matters involving workers’ compensation and social security disability claims.
Because of his vast experience in these areas, he has been a featured speaker at presentations/seminars sponsored by such diverse groups as the National Business Institute, Michigan Department of Rehabilitation, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Bureau, the United Auto Workers, the American Federation of State and Municipal Employees, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and various other private business presentations.
In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Mr. Viel is also a member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. Mark Viel is an elected member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Section Council, as well as a member of NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives).
An avid outdoorsman, and lover of nature, Mr. Viel can usually be found commuting between his offices in Big Rapids and Traverse City – unless it’s the season opener for trout fishing or deer hunting. He and his wife, Laura, have three children and reside near Big Rapids, Michigan.
Dawn has worked as a legal assistant for the Law Office of Mark W. Viel, PC since 1999.
Dawn is single-handedly responsible for the scheduling of depositions in work comp cases, ordering of medical records prior to depositions and setting up telephone conferences for Mr. Viel to speak with physicians. She also handles all accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities for the office. Dawn works Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Maggie has worked as a legal assistant for the Law Office of Mark W. Viel since 2003.
Maggie specializes in processing social security claims for the office, from initial intake interviews with clients to final hearing preparation, including detailed online case management through the Social Security Administration’s Electronic Records Express system. She has extensive legal and medical transcription experience and performs all necessary legal research for the firm.