Summary

Mark focuses his practice on business disputes and personal injury litigation, with a particular expertise in the areas of wrongful death, products liability, competitive practices/unfair competition, insurance, construction litigation and intellectual property litigation. Based in Taft’s Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky offices, Mark has been lead trial counsel in 40 jury and bench trials (including representing the plaintiff in one of the largest punitive damages jury verdicts in a commercial dispute in Kentucky). Mark is recognized in Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation and corporate law and in Ohio Super Lawyers in business litigation. He is also listed as one of Cincy magazine’s Leading Lawyers. Prior to joining Taft, Mark was the managing partner of another Cincinnati firm, as well as a member of that firm’s management committee.

Mark plays an active role in the greater Cincinnati community. A former Campbell County Commissioner, he is on the board of several organizations, including The Life Learning Center and the Contemporary Arts Center. Among other honors, Mark has been named to the Tri-State Power 100 list multiple times (published by Cincy magazine), and he has been selected to participate in Leadership Cincinnati Class 33 and the Cincinnati Business Courier “Forty Under 40” program. He received his law degree, cum laude, and did his undergraduate work at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington (1986)
  • Indiana University (1983)

Admissions

  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Federal - Western District of Kentucky
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Kentucky
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan

Speeches and Publications

  • Wrongful Death Litigation:  Start-to-Finish, NBI, Inc. Seminar, Cincinnati, OH, June 23, 2017
  • OSBA Annual Ohio Legal Forum – Introducing Your Case:  Strategies for an Impactful and Effective Opening Statement, Cincinnati, OH, April, 2016
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics:  How to Deal with the “Rambo Litigator”, NBI, Inc. Seminar, Columbus, OH, July, 2015
  • Legal Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse for the Ohio Practitioner – How to Avoid Grievances, NBI, Inc. Seminar, Cincinnati, OH, December, 2012
  • Preparing for Voir Dire, NBI, Inc. – Live Teleconference, June, 2012
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics:  How to Deal with the “Rambo Litigation”, NBI, Inc. Seminar, Columbus, OH, April, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association (Member )
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member )
  • Leadership Cincinnati (Graduate )
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section Council and Senior Lawyer Section )

Community Involvement

  • Campbell County (Former Commissioner)
  • Contemporary Arts Center (Board Member)
  • Covington Catholic High School (Former Board Member)
  • Faith Community Pharmacy (Former Board Member)
  • Llanfair Retirement Community (Former Advisory Board Member)
  • The Life Learning Center (Board Member)
  • University of Kentucky Law School (Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy)