Mr. Mark D. Fiddler

Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Policy & Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Indigenous Communities
Juvenile Justice
Social Justice
Gender-Based Violence
Youth Development
Adoption / Foster Care


Mark Fiddler, a private practice attorney in Minnesota that specializes in the areas of adoption, foster care, third party custody, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (‘ICWA’). His 20 years of legal experience tells a story of service as a private practice attorney, a director with the Indian Child Welfare Law Center, and work with the State of Minnesota Child Support Enforcement Division. Mark has significant courtroom experience throughout Minnesota including the Minnesota Supreme Court. Fiddler has litigated Indian Child Welfare cases in California, Louisiana, and Montana appellate courts. Mark has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is also admitted in the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Priarie Island Tribal Courts. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and the National Association of Counsel for Children. I am a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Among the honors I have received was my selection as one of twenty Americans to participate in the Kellogg International Leadership Program, and an award from the Minnesota Justice Foundation for providing legal services to the community. I view these honors with humility and gratitude. I strongly believe in giving back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. I have served multiple terms as trustee for the Science Museum of Minnesota and Chairperson of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. I have served in other volunteer and board positions with the Urban Coalition, American Indian Services, and the University of Minnesota’s Children, Youth & Family Consortium. I believe that I have been called to the legal profession as a way to “doing justice.” I know that what I do has a lifetime impact on children and those who love and care for them. At the end of each day, I can tell my own children that I have done something worthwhile. I consider myself to be both fortunate and blessed to practice law.