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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 Marie Younge
Paralegal
dawn@markviel.com 

Dawn Marie Younge has worked as a Paralegal for the Law Office of Mark W. Viel, PC since 1999. Graduated from Ferris State University.  

Dawn is responsible for the handling of all Social Security Claims and Workers' Compensation Claims that include:  
Administer incoming client inquiries and developed effective relationships with clients.
Hands-on experience in analyzing cases and resolving issues.
Ability to interpret various social security regulations, laws and procedures.
Schedule social security hearings and conferences with clients.
Evaluate and order various medical records to prepare cases for hearing.
Prepare documents that need to be submitted to Social Security Administration.
Coordinates with clients and ensures compliance to deadlines.
Handles all the accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities for the office.
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