Mark W. Comley

Mark W. Comley

Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Comley concentrates in the practice area of public utility law and the regulation of telecommunications, electric and gas utilities. He practices regularly before the Missouri Public Service Commission.  He has been involved in the day to day regulatory activities of the utilities he represents, as well as the regulatory approval of major corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions and financings. In addition to his regulatory practice, he appears before the Administrative Hearing Commission on behalf of individuals and agencies on such matters as sales and use tax appeals and automobile licensing issues. He also represents contractors in the building and construction industry.

Mr. Comley began his legal career with the Missouri Attorney General's Office, practicing there from 1980 to 1982.  He then joined a private firm where he remained until he joined with Mr. Newman and Mr. Ruth to open this firm in 1993.

A Rotarian, he is also a member of the President's Advisory Council of William Jewell College, from which he graduated in 1977 with a B.A. in political science.  Mr. Comley attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and graduated with distinction in 1980.

Born in Quincy, Illinois in 1952, he and his wife have two children and have been residents of Jefferson City since 1980.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporation Formation
  • Municipal & Local Government
  • Public Utilities
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1991


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, USA
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Cole County Bar Association
  • Treasurer of the Trustees of the Missouri Bar, 2001 - 2007
  • Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Board of Trustees Missouri Baptist University, Member, 2010 - Present
  • President's Advisory Council, William Jewell College, 2005 - Present
  • Jefferson City West Rotary Club, Past President
  • Jefferson City Day Care Center, Board of Directors, 1985 - 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Missouri, Assistant Attorney General, 1980 - 1982
  • Brydon, Swearengen & England, Associate, 1983 - 1986
  • Brydon, Swearengen & England, Partner, 1986 - 1993