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Mark Copoulos

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.8   24 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 12 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 12 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    50%
    I represent individuals in landlord-tenant disputes. My goal is to expeditiously resolve your problem. Most landlord-tenant cases are about time and money. I focus on what matters to get you the best result possible.

    1,000 cases

  2. Real estate
    30%

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    I aggressively defend against charges brought against individuals by the state of Pennsylvania. I have secured hundreds of acquittals, not guilty verdicts, and positive outcomes for my clients.

    12 years, 1,000 cases

Mark Copoulos is a trial lawyer and the founder of Law Office of Mark Copoulos.  He has litigated thousands of cases in the Philadelphia area since he opened his doors in 2011. He points with pride to succesful acquittals in gun and drug cases, and felony and misdemeanor cases including Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Felony Firearm charges, Drug Possession, Driving Under the Influence, and more.  

Mark Copoulos is a busy Landlord-Tenant lawyer.  He has obtained thousands of verdicts for satisfied landlords and tenants in resolution of their matters.  He has successfully evicted delinquent tenants, and stopped tyrannical landlords. He is prompt and expeditious in his representation.  He understands that TIME and MONEY are the most important components of any landlord-tenant case.

Mark Copoulos is active in the community.  He is a former treasurer of the Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court. Mr. Copoulos has provided Pro Bono legal service to the Philadelphia Volunteer Indigent Program ("VIP"), as well as the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates.  

Mark is a graduate of the University of Arizona and the Villanova University School of Law.  In college, he was a Resident Assistant, Student Body Senator, and Mock Trial and Debate Team Standout.  He is particularly proud of his voracious work ethic in college, where he held down two part-time jobs, despite being extremely involved in campus life. At law school, Mark made the Moot Court Board and Trial Competition Team.

Mark points with pride to his humble beginnings. Since the age of sixteen he worked a litany of part-time jobs including U-Haul, various small businesses, a Mexican cafe, and other college related employers.

He is admitted to practice before the the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  He maintains active membership with the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of Court chapter.

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Location

Mark D. Copoulos, Esquire
1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1301
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Refuses to Lose
Mark took a case where we were sued by our former landlord for breaking a lease. The Landlord hired a white collar firm based in Montgomery County and sued us for more than $50,000.00, Mark was very confident from inception of the representation and promised us he would take care of it. When the Plaintiff's lawyer refused to settle we took the case to trial and Mark obtained a Judgment for Defendant! We walked out of the courtroom in celebration and all the other side could do was shake their head. I would recommend Mark to anyone.
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Posted by Merlene | October 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
If you are looking for high quality representation with favorable results, look no further. Mark Copoulos paid great attention to my case. I had a problem tenant who hadn't paid any rent in over a year . We went to court on September 20th, 2023. He had the matter resolved on the same day and I was very happy with the results. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal help to resolve their problems. Thank you, Mark .
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Posted by Patti | July 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent experience
Mark was very responsive , knowledgeable and accommodating. Our case coincidentally resolved itself so we didn’t need to move forward. I would absolutely hire him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing landlord tenant attorney
My boyfriend and I found Mark online by searching landlord tenant lawyers in the Philadelphia area. He was one of the first attorneys that showed up on google with a 5 star rating. That right there speaks for itself. My boyfriend's previous leasing company tried to take him to court, stating he hadn't paid for 3 months rent when we had receipts showing he never missed a rent payment since moving in. On the day of court, Mark refused to settle with the leasing company and took matters to the judge. The outcome- "Judgement for Defendant." We are extremely satisfied with his services, and he stayed in constant communication with my boyfriend. We highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Xhildo | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mark Copoulos is a highly respectable professional. Unbelievably attentive to my case & was able to find a solution which I thought could not be resolved. It was a pleasure working side by side with Mark. I recommend him for anyone looking for high quality representation & resolutions.
Posted by Martin | March 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best defense lawyer in Phila
Don’t look no further, Mark is like having a expensive lawyer but he’s actually really affordable. Why pay more? Trust me, I was looking at some serious jail time and I’M FREE! Thank you Mark.
Posted by Constance | February 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mark is an excellent Attorney.
I endorse all the reviews that Mark received. He is very honest, and reliable. He gave me advice on two separate occasions and he was very straight forward. I would definitely hire Mark and refer him to friends, relatives, colleagues and the public. Thank you Mark
Response from Mark Copoulos February 24, 2019
Thank you Constance!
Posted by Tom | September 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Correction!
I prematurely provided an online service rating of your performance on my cases as Average. As I stated during a phone conversation on September 11, 2018. I had no desire to provide a rating at that time but it appeared necessary for me to provide a rating as a prerequisite to proceed to the website of which I was attempting to access. It seemed to be an unusual requirement, and our cases have not yet concluded, so I provided an average rating. That rating was not indicative of your service.
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Posted by Aniesha and Michael Jenkins | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God Thank you!
Mark took my son Malique case and he done a phenomenal job. My son was supposed to been home 2 years ago but yet he sat. I prayed and ask God to point me in the right direction to help my son with his paperwork to get him home. I came across Mark . Mark was great from beginning to end. All you have to do is make sure all fees paid and let him get the job done! He never refused our calls and always return calls. Mark didn't stop until he got my son home! And yup! My son finally coming home! He's strong in court. Very quiet and observant. And when it's time to speak! BOOM! You release a beast! Anyone ask me about a good lawyer. I always say. Call Mark! Mark thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. You came and delivered!
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Posted by Rich | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Mark Copoulos
We were in a position where we needed to recover monies owed us from a difficult landlord. Mark was terrific in working through the strategy for how to best position our case and we ultimately prevailed, in large part due to Mark's excellent cross-examining of the landlord in court. Mark was accessible, friendly, responsive, and tough, but practical. His fees were reasonable and we definitely believe we got our money's worth and more. I would enthusiastically recommend Mark as an attorney.
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Posted by Jeremy M. | October 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Stellar and a Guaranteed Victory
Best defense attorney in the city, and most certainly worth the money. I recently found myself in a situation with criminal charges placed against me for simple assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. Although I was sure of my innocence, I didn't trust this matter in the hands of a public defender. Only days before the case goes to trial, I made a call to Mark, whom Id only found by googling for a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer. He was my first choice. Not only did I get a next day consultation, he was involved and invested from that first call. While I was expecting a prolonged and drawn out trial, Mark assured me he could have it dismissed, or a verdict of not guilty by the first trial. He didn't even bother me to entertain a notion of ARD. This past Monday, we went to trial and hit a home run with a verdict of not guilty. Mark is precise, attentive to detail and superb. He preformed brilliantly, and bestowed within me a new confidence. Even more, he's affordable and fair. If ever I find myself in trouble again, he's definitely my guns! You can't go wrong.
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Posted by Darrell | March 8, 2015
Mark is a beast
This is the second time he representing me And man does he know his stuff and I know when i need a lawyer mark is my first choice
Posted by alan | January 7, 2015
very efficient and effective. look no further than MARK COPOULUS
when my landlord (the defendant), who failed to appear at the first hearing, applied to re-open the case, my original lawyer was no longer available so i was forced to hire a new lawyer, and incur additional costs. mark was understanding of my situation and took the case at a discount. he absolutely nailed it and demonstrated during the hearing that he thoroughly understood every element of the case. he was assertive, yet professional with the judge, and fought hard for me, resulting in not only a win, but also had the judge award me my legal fees (which was not mandatory in my case). if you are shopping around, stop right now and book mark before he's too busy to take your case. you will be in good hands. he's intelligent, well-spoken, assertive, patient and knows the reality of what you can, and should not, expect from the law given your case. i will be sending all my philly friends to mark, should they require a lawyer.
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Posted by joycee30 | December 1, 2014
Thank you so much Mark
For the first time ever, I needed the services of a lawyer. I looked at several different lawyers and their reviews in the Philadelphia area, trying to select someone who could help me. When I came to Mark Copoulos, I stopped. I am so glad I did. My first impression was of his friendliness, his knowledge, and his willingness to share that knowledge, and then give a frank, honest opinion. His expertise guided me through a period that I would have been lost without him. The outcome was in favor of me! Please..Do not hesitate calling Mark for any lawyer services. I feel much the better for knowing him and having him on "my team"!
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Posted by Fouleye | August 19, 2014
Mark is the best of the best. Hire him and you won't regret it!
Before I hired Mark, I googled him and I looked at the reviews about him. He is exactly as he has been described. He was extremely concerned by my problem and he was a very good listener. He gave me so much confidence, and he was very positive. I was supposed to go to my trial today, but we ended up without it, by having a judgement by agreement. He got me a huge deal: I am so happy , and so relieved , I wanted to hug him to show him how grateful I was. His services worth million dollars. Thanks a lot Mark for your kindness, for being such a good listener, and your sense of humor. Thanks , also my son's surgery goes very well. Best regards.
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Posted by Sheila | August 2, 2014
LOOK NO FURTHER, HE'S THE ONE.
Mark is aggressive, scrappy and detail oriented, with sharp wit and class. He took his responsibility to us very seriously, but his personality was so cool, that he was actually fun to work with. Example: I warned him that the group he was going up against (a big property management company) were assholes. He has met them in court before and his reply was this "Yes, it's going to be a dog fight, and I'm ok with that", and then went on to discuss the merits of our case. He was highly communicative and responsive and instilled so much confidence in me (and let me tell you...I'm not the easiest person to deal with. I can be a tough customer), that I actually relaxed. There are no guarantees in legal battles, but I really felt great about the possibilities with him as our attorney. Oh...and WE WON. Still reading? WHY?? Call him, hire him. But if you want details...This was a landlord/tenant thing. My daughter and I were in a legal dispute with her property manager. They actually refused to speak to us about the issues at hand. Simply ignored all emails and phone calls. Amazing. It got to the point that their only response was via their attorney who sent my daughter an eviction notice! She was a graduating senior, already stressed, and I live in California. Tough. She was a basket case! I knew that I was going to have to find someone to help us...and fast. There was also a sizable amount of $$$ involved between us that I stood to either win or lose with these people. I am obviously more than satisfied with his work and the outcome of our case. Not that I ever want to be in this type of position again, but if I had to be, I'd want him on our side.
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Posted by George kango | June 30, 2014
trustworthy
Mark is the real deal. He is very affordable and have his client's best interest at heart. Mark successfully fought and won my DUI case without me having a witness, even though it seemed that I needed a witness to have a chance at winning my case.
Posted by Grateful Parent | May 19, 2014
Don't look further..Mark is here.
Mark gave us advise that settled our problem without even going to court..!!! Very nice person, compassionate and will fight for you.. Highly recommended..to everybody..hello.. I mean Everybody..
Posted by Julie | October 24, 2013
GREAT LAWYER!!!
My son Charlie was arrested for drug possession. Somebody recommended that I call Mark. I was worried he was going to be more expensive than I could afford. Mark was great. He didn’t even make me pay the entire fee when we settled the case early.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2012
Fought Hard For Me
Mark fought hard for me when the Public Defender ignored my case. The judge also seemed against me. He got a continuance and kept fighting until we got the result I wanted. He didn't charge me extra for the extra court appearances. He was there to protect me at a time when it seemed like no one else in the world was interested in justice. Thank you Mark!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Founder
  • Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos
  • 2011 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Senator
  • The University of Arizona
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. D.V.
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. C.W.
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. J.O.
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Treasurer
  • Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of Court
  • 2015
  • Treasurer Elect
  • Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of Court
  • 2014
  • Most Outstanding Attorney
  • AMTA Regional Competition
  • 2008
  • Robert Vignery Scholarship
  • The University of Arizona
  • 2008
  • Most Outstanding Attorney
  • Stetson Regional Competition
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Thesis - Villanova Law School
  • Indian Reservations in the 21st Century
  • 2011
  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • PCRA Judicial Court Opinion (Law Clerk)
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • Self-Incrimination And The Fifth Amendment
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law, Inn of Court - Philadelphia, PA
  • Ethical Considerations in Drafting PCRAs
  • 2013
  • Reimels Moot Court Competition
  • 4th Amendment Right To Privacy
  • 2011
  • George Washington University Moot Court
  • 5th Amendment Self-Incrimination Issues
  • 2011
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pittsburgh Regional Mock Trial Tournament
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (40)
Given (36)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Simply stated Mark is an amazing attorney. I recently was co-counsel with Mark for a criminal matter where we represented codefendants. Mark's preparation, concise questionning, and ability to work well with other lawyers not only lead to his client's acquittal but also greatly helped my client's case. Mark conducts thorough reserach and is always prepared for any courtroom curveballs. I would strongly endorse him as a criminal defense attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is a strong advocate for his clients. He can be a fierce opponent but is always respectful and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent landlord tenant and criminal defense attorney. I have seen Mark work in the Philadelphia courts for many years and I know him to be a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse Mark in the areas of criminal defense and landlord tenant law. He is a dependable, competent litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Mark is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is intelligent, hard-working and a zealous advocate. I have seen Mark in action on numerous occasions. He gets the job done. I highly recommend Mark Copoulos if you are seeking an attorney"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Other
"I cannot recommend and endorse Mark enough. While I am an attorney, I hired Mark to represent me and my family in a landlord tenant matter as it was outside my practice area. He went above and beyond, was exceptionally prepared, his fee was incredibly reasonable for the time and effort required, and above all he was a zealous advocate. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and I now refer all of my landlord tenant work to him. I'd be shocked if you could find a more competent attorney to represent you. Hire him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great choice for an attorney and a great advocate for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His comments are insightful and helpful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a knowledgable, talented attorney. Highly respected in the community and results oriented."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An incredible advocate respected by peers and clients alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my strongest endorsement in the field of criminal and DUI/OVI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
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Philadelphia Landlord or tenant Lawyer Mark Copoulos
Mark Copoulos
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation