Watkins Calcara, Chtd.

Mark D. Calcara



Mark Calcara has over forty years of experience in the practice of law with emphasis in the areas of estate planning, business, banking, utility and agricultural law.  With a Masters in Business Administration, he has the unique ability to apply both his business and legal education to address his clients’ business challenges.  Mr. Calcara has the ability to understand the needs of business in a way most legal practitioners rarely are able.  He is adept in meeting clients’ business objectives within the framework of the law. Mr. Calcara believes clients need and deserve a legal counsel who is a facilitator, not an obstructionist, when it comes to solving their problems.  This client-oriented approach is the strength of his practice and client satisfaction.

His approach is the same to all legal matters which enables him to comprehensively address the needs of clients in their estate planning, farm operations, medical practices and other areas of advice.  The combination of his adept legal skills and client centered approach makes him a valuable business partner and appreciated family advisor.


Corporate and Agricultural Law, Trust and Estate Planning, School Law, Banking Law and Utility Law.


Washburn University School Law Journal, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Past Member of Kansas State University Alumni Board, Past Board Member of the Great Bend Coop; Past Chairman of the Golden Belt Community Foundation; Past Chairman of Great Bend Chamber of Commerce; and Outstanding Chamber of Commerce Member, Past Chairman of the Great Bend Economic Development, Inc.


Barton County and Kansas Bar Association; Kansas Association of School Attorneys; Kansas Association of School Boards.


B.S. in Business, 1971, Kansas State University; M.B.A. 1975, University of Southern Mississippi; J.D. 1978, Washburn University.  Admitted to practice in both Federal and State Courts in Kansas, 1978.