Mark Lacis was elected to serve on the Town of Superior’s Board of Trustees in the November 2016 general election. As Trustee, he is responsible for adopting Ordinances and Resolutions, appropriating funds to conduct Town business, and providing policy direction for Town governance, and represents 13,000 constituents in legislative, quasi-judicial, and administrative proceedings. Prior to his election to the Town Board, Mark served as a member of the Town's Planning Commission.
In addition to his work as Trustee, Mark Lacis is a partner and business attorney at the law firm Ireland Stapleton. As a trial lawyer, Mark represents clients in complex commercial litigation cases in federal and state courts as lead trial counsel. He also manages Ireland Stapleton’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and serves as the firm’s in-house ethics counsel. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Lacis counsels clients in a wide-array of contract, cyber security, and other business matters and assists individuals with their estate planning needs.
Mark was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Judicial Performance Commission for the 20th Judicial District, where he is responsible for reviewing the performance of judges and making recommendations for judges standing for retention. In addition, Mark is a Member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and a Board Member of the Colorado Lawyers Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF), where he oversees the administration of trust fund account distributions to Colorado Legal Services.
Mark received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and Civil Litigation Clinic. He graduated from Rutgers College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Political Science, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar and a member of the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
Mark has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers magazine (2013 - 2017).