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Mark Elias NeJame

Personal injury Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
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Mark NeJame is the Founder and Senior Partner of NeJame Law. Mark received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida and graduated with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida, College of Law, in 1980. NeJame Law maintains its primary office in Orlando. Mark has routinely handled state and federal cases and clients throughout the U.S. He has practiced in numerous counties throughout Florida and in all 3 Florida federal district courts; the Middle, Northern and Southern. In addition to Florida, he has represented clients and handled cases in numerous other states and districts throughout the United States and the Caribbean, including cases in Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, California, New York, Virgin Islands, New Jersey, Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia.

For the first 25 years of his 40+ year career, Mark primarily devoted his practice to criminal defense. He developed a state and national reputation by passionately representing thousands of clients charged with essentially every type of criminal offense. Because of the demand for him and his firm to provide additional legal services, NeJame Law expanded its practice areas 17 years ago to include personal injury and civil/commercial litigation divisions, offering the same standards of excellence, reputation, negotiating, and trial skills for which he and his firm have become renowned.

NeJame Law's vibrant Personal Injury Division and team helps and represents those who have been injured in everything from vehicle accidents, to negligent security, to excessive force by law enforcement cases. Personal attention, a dedication to excellence, and a relentless pursuit for compensatory justice for those in an accident or injured are the cornerstones of the division.

The Civil and Commercial Litigation Division is similarly dedicated with the same measure of excellence to a variety of areas which includes contractual and corporate controversies, defamation, employment cases, sexual harassment, probate disputes, and multiple other matters.

Founder and Senior Partner, Mark is driven in making certain that his Firm and its team of trial attorneys provide creative, aggressive, ethical and compassionate representation in seeking the best results on behalf of its clients.

Although most of Mark's and the firm’s cases involve regular people and their families who find themselves hurt, accused, or needing help with a legal challenge, Mark has handled innumerable high profile and media cases throughout his career and is highly regarded as a media expert and legal analyst. Clients have included lawyers, entertainers, judges, professionals, celebrities, professional athletes, congresspeople, politicians, high ranking law enforcement officials and renowned business people. The majority of such cases often are kept off the public radar and become resolved quietly. A small number of others either necessitate public exposure or proper handling with the media. With his vast media experience, as well as his substantial legal background, Mark has often been called The Fixer as he has vast experience knowing how to navigate and strategize a case and his clients through issues, landmines, adversaries, and the media.

Among the many awards and accolades, Mark NeJame has been honored to receive are:

1. NeJame Law was selected in the Orlando Business Journal annual reader's poll as The Best Law Firm in Orlando Central Florida.

2. For decades Mark has been recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, which acknowledges but a small number of the leading lawyers in the United States.

3. Mark is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given by the organization, which is a nationally recognized attorney rating service. This ranking is the top ranking for both legal skills and ethics.

4. Orlando Leisure Magazine has listed Mark NeJame among Orlando's Best Lawyers.

5. Mark has also been recognized in the prestigious Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite as one of the best attorneys in Florida.

6. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, being referred to as "Orlando's Own Johnny Cochran", " The Power Worthy", "Defender is a Contender", "Orlando Power Couple", and the "Voice for the Voiceless".

7. Mark NeJame has been named among Orlando's 50 Most Powerful People for multiple years in Orlando Magazine's Most Powerful annual list.

8. Dedicated to service to others, Mark has been very active in a variety of civil, charity and political functions, having hosted multiple charitable and political events.

9. Mark is co-founder and intimately involved, along with his wife, with Runway to Hope, a charity that provides assistance, research, help and support to children with pediatric cancer and their families. Runway to Hope has raised over $10,000,00 for pediatric cancer patients, has been voted multiple times as The Best Charity Event of the Year in different publications

10. Along with his wife, Josie, they received the Award for Excellence in Fundraising by a Nonprofit, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in Runway to Hope’s first year.

11. Mark and Josie were also awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy by AFP in a later year.

12. Mark was contracted as a Legal Analyst and Commentator for both CNN and HLN (HeadLine News), speaking frequently to a national and international audience on the major national cases of the day.

13. At various times, because of Mark’s reputation as a legal and media expert, Mark was also a Legal Analyst and providing legal commentary for WKMG(CBS affiliate), WFTV(ABC affiliate), and Central Florida News 13.

14. Being recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by Onyx Magazine, Florida’s largest circulated magazine to the African-American community, is among Mark’s most treasured awards.

15. Frequently sought out as a legal speaker, lecturer and commentator Mark has been recognized and awarded by numerous organizations. He has been a featured speaker for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Association of Black Narcotics Officers, innumerable other law enforcement groups, the Florida Private Investigators Association and numerous other associations.

16. In addition to the previous regular appearances on CNN and HLN, Mark has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Piers Morgan Show, The Canadian News Network (CBC), Nancy Grace Show, The Dr. Phil Show, Dr. Drew Show, MSNBC, FOX News, Joy Behar Show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Geraldo Rivera, Studio B with Shepard Smith, Inside Edition, Greta van Susteren, Court TV, TruTv, as well others, and a variety of ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox national and local news segments and outlets.

17. Mark had been nominated on two separate occasions as an Emmy Nominee. Along with the rest of the WKMG new team, he provided ongoing legal analysis and commentary on the Casey Anthony trial. He has recently been co-nominated for a heart rendering video that was produced for Runway to Hope.

18. A graduate of Edgewater High School, Mark was selected to join its Hall of Fame.

19. Mark has regularly been interviewed or featured in a variety of news publications and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, People Magazine, The Atlantic, the New Yorker, the New York Post, as well as numerous others.

20. Because of his legal expertise Mark had been invited as a guest instructor, for over 20 years, teaching law enforcement professionals courtroom and legal strategies and the law.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

NeJame Law
189 South Orange Avenue,
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Posted by Debra | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debra K Alvarado
Mr. Mark Nejame and I become acquainted a few of years ago. I chose his firm after due diligence and felt his stellar reputation in Orlando for many years was a deciding factor for me. And the fact he has such admirable qualities was also important to me as well. Recently I was in need of his assistance and he answered my request as promised. Mark, I would just like to say thank you for helping with a legal matter that arose. Though it is never easy to go through a situation that may require an attorney you always made me feel as though you were concerned and gave excellent advice to handle the situation that was presented to you. I give you "10" stars. Continue the great work that you do for all of those who come seeking legal assistance with your Law Firm. I am proud to say that you are my attorney, if and when I may need you in the future. Your character, integrity and reputation and compassion are truly amazing! I highly recommend Nejame Law to anyone looking for an experienced Law firm in Orlando and the surrounding area.
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Posted by Mr. Brandenburg | December 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I hired NeJame lawfirm to represent me with my car accident and received a great service. Had the best experience and great help from Mary Weiser , she was very helpful and supportive. She made me feel good through the process and was always available and easy to keep in touch with. She was a blessing and always kept me informed of what was going on.
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Posted by Martin Flanagan | July 8, 2015
when politicians choose attorney they choose best
I have heard so much about him not abulance chaser real attorney. Knowledge is king .our forefathers lost lives limbs families so we may be free from corrupted govt people companies. Thank whomever you worship this man exists.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2014
Well worth every last Dime.
I would recommend this attorney to anyone in my family my close friends my spouse. my current attorney is Eric braker. He has worked on two separate cases, one which involving a convicted felon with a deadly weapon that case was dropped with no probable cause.... the other case has got dismissed. (grand theft auto 3rd degree) Case dismiss under certain conditions. Please have patience with him because they will work as a Team & with you to get the job done. It is well worth it !!!!
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Posted by Sharyl | June 4, 2013
Review of Mark E. NeJame
Mr. Nejame is a very experienced and well-known attonrey. I found Mr. NeJame to be very professional and compationate. He truly cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to do what is right for the client. I would highly recommend Mr. NeJame.
Posted by Phillip | May 31, 2013
Fraud Defense
Very pleased with his legal representation. We found Mr. NeJame through AVVO last year and we decided to have a consultation with him. It did not take more than that for us to decide we wanted him to handle our case. We were being falsely accused of fraud and scared to death. Mr NeJame and his staff helped us feel like we could breath again! Charges were dropped and we are back in track. We would recommend him to anyone being falsly accused
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2011
Great defense lawyer
Mark NeJame handled my case amazingly ! I had heard of him in the past but nothing prepared me for his professionalism. He was very supportive. I know I could not get better legal representation. I would definitively recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal lawyer.
Posted by Lisbeth | January 18, 2011
Very helpful and knowledgeable
I send an email this morning and within 20 mins I received an responces back. They are very quick. I spoke to mark's partner kris. He was very very nice to me and we talked on the phone for about close to an hour. He really took his time to explain to me what other lawyer would but in person and paying them $250-350 an hr. I really learned alot with kris. I would recommend this firm to anyone that needs help with anything.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2010
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando
Very Knowledgeable, compassionate, had an amazing support staff, would always return my calls, there was always someone available to answer my calls. Obtained excellent results on my behalf. I would use him and his company 1 million times again.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Senior Partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar - Criminal Law Section and the Forfeiture Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Judicial Relation Committee; Bail Bond Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Arabic
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • Central Florida’s 50 Most Powerful
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2013
  • Recognized as among Central Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2013
  • Recognized as among Central Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal analysis and commentary on the Casey Anthony trial
  • 2012 Emmy Nominee
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firm in Central Florida
  • Orlando Business Journal Reader’s Choice Awards
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2012
  • Central Florida’s 50 Most Powerful
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2012
  • Recognized as among Central Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2011
  • Central Florida’s 50 Most Powerful
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 5 Power Couples
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2011
  • Recognized as among Central Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2010
  • Central Florida’s 50 Most Powerful
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2010
  • Central Florida’s 50 Most Powerful
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2009
  • Recognized as among Central Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2009
  • Central Florida’s 50 Most Powerful
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2007
  • The Power Worthy
  • Orlando Weekly
  • 2006
  • Award of Excellence
  • Downtown Orlando Partnership
  • N/A
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Orlando Cares
  • N/A
  • Arab-American of the Year
  • Arab American Community Center
  • N/A
  • Recognized among Florida’s Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • N/A
  • Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Leadership Award
  • EMERGE
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Publications

  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • You Don’t Necessarily Get What You Pay For: Recent Changes to Florida PIP Insurance
  • 2013
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • Domestic Partener Registry In Orlando For Gay Couples
  • 2013
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • Tis the season for Holiday wishes, and hopefully much more for DREAM(ers); a look into the controversial DREAM Act.
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • AACC Candidate Forum
  • Candidate Forum
  • 2012
  • Multi Agency Police Accreditation
  • Lecturer for law enforcement training: Deposition Techniques
  • N/A
  • Middle Eastern Cultural Festival
  • Cultural Exchange
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (9)
Endorse Mark
Federal crime Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Mark is a great lawyer and a compassionate human being. Works hard to ensure his clients receive excellent treatment and fair outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Simply an extraordinary advocate who deserves all of the adjectives that are assigned to him. He is the embodiment of all that is good about the legal profession. A fierce, ethical, and zealous advocate who also displays remarkable compassion and understanding towards his clients . The descriptive terms run short on Mark."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent lawyer who has given back to his community in many ways. He has a great reputation and puts it to work for his clients. Not only is a fantastic lawyer, but he started a fundraiser called Runway to Hope to raise money for pediatric cancer. Mark exemplifies lawyers who understand that practicing law is a privilege. He is a true powerbroker in Central Florida and uses his influence to help the lives of many who can not help themselves."
Federal crime Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is one of the most well known attorneys in Central Florida and his firm was recently voted as the best in Central Florida. Mark is not only recognized in the community for his work as an attorney, but for also for his outstanding work with raising money to help fight pediatric cancer with his charity Runway For Hope. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a highly experienced attorney with an impeccable reputation for his legal abilities and humanitarian efforts. It is for the aforementioned reasons that I have no hesitation endorsing Mark and referring clients to him and the Nejame Law Firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mark NeJame. Simply the best you can expect in a lawyer. Mark embodies the highest level of expertise, professionalism and compassion that one can expect in a lawyer. Mark is a national figure constantly sought by the media for interviews. Yet he is so compassionate about everyone, and his Runway to Hope charity brings together celebrities and the general community to fight childhood cancer. Mark stands out in the legal and general community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an amazing attorney, humanitarian, family man and role model. He sets an example for the entire legal community with his unwavering sense of ethics. His lawyering skills are second to none but even better is his ability to see through a dispute, find an opening for resolution, and convincing the parties that resolution is in the best interest of all involved. Mark is a tireless advocate and a champion for justice."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mark NeJame is an exceptional lawyer and I am honored to work with him. His legal skills are second to none. He has the ability to out-strategize any legal opponent. He is also gifted with the ability to comprehend extremely complex legal issues in various areas of the law immediately upon being presented with the issues. Mark truely cares about his clients and will go the extra mile to ensure his clients get the best results possible. I have learned a lot from working cases with Mark and any client who is represented by him is very fortunate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark's reputation speaks for itself. He is an excellent attorney who is not only knowledgeable about criminal law, but rather all areas of the law. He is creative, experienced, and caring. Having personally worked numerous cases with Mark, it is easy for me to say that I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nejame is an excellent attorney. He is intelligent, hard working, and consistently provides great results for his clients. Mr. Nejame is respected by judges and attorneys alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an excellent lawyer and highly respected in the community. He works very hard for his clients."
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