Mark F. Krause
EXPERIENCEMark F. Krause is a Shareholder at Schlee, Huber, McMullen & Krause, P.C. Most of his work involves representing propane companies. Mr. Krause directs the investigations of explosions and fires for propane companies. He also analyzes the potential exposure of propane companies when explosions and fires occur at facilities serviced by propane companies.
Mr. Krause also defends propane companies when claims are asserted or when lawsuits are filed, in state courts, as well as federal courts. He has represented propane companies in more than 35 states. His clients range from large national propane companies to smaller, mom-and-pop organizations. He has defended propane companies in litigation involving fatalities, serious burns and property damage claims exceeding several million dollars.
Mr. Krause has represented propane companies since his first year in the profession. He also has represented natural gas companies.
Mr. Krause is a certified fire investigator. He has made presentations on propane safety and litigation at meetings of the National Propane Gas Association and state propane gas associations in Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Delaware, Kansas, Indiana, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Virginia.
Mr. Krause writes articles on propane litigation issues that appear regularly in magazines published by the South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Kentucky propane gas associations.
Mr. Krause has defended an aerial crane and ladder manufacturer in product liability litigation. He also has defended a manufacturer of agricultural product preservatives.
PRACTICE EMPHASISPropane and Natural Gas Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
EDUCATIONBachelor of Journalism, University of Nebraska School of Journalism, 1983, with honors
J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 1988, with distinction
PRIOR EXPERIENCE1988-1989 -- Associate, Morris & Larson, Kansas City, MO
1989-1995 -- Associate, Smith Gill Fisher & Butts, Kansas City, MO
1995-1998 -- Counsel, Bryan Cave, LLP, Kansas City, MO
OF NOTEAV ® Rating- Martindale Hubbell ®
BAR ADMISSIONSMissouri, 1988
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1988
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2007
U.S. District Court, Kansas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSMissouri Bar Association
American Bar Association