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Mark George Kafantaris

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 17 years
    Indiana - IN 1 year
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State IN
    Acquired 2021
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    We have helped my people in Central Ohio rebuild their economic lives through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petitions.

    17 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Our office handles all criminal matters ranging from first degree felonies to minor misdemeanors and traffic offenses. Recognizing that each case is unique and dependent upon its own facts, we are committed to investing as much time as is necessary to vindicate your legal rights. We encourage you to explore our site for additional information about your particular charge. As always, feel free to contact us for a free consultation in the event we can be off assistance.

    17 years

  3. Personal injury
    We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases stemming from auto and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, assault and battery, and product defects. As is customary in these types of cases, we do not charge our clients any attorneys' fees for our services if there is no recovery on their behalf. We invite you to explore our web site for helpful information about your particular circumstance. And as always, please feel free to contact us to arrange for a free case evaluation.

    17 years

We have represented many clients in difficult, novel, and sometimes unpopular cases. Our commitment is to provide sound guidance, zealous advocacy, and comprehensive counseling that is tailored to the client's needs. Please feel free to visit our web site.


Mark Kafantaris is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A.) and Capital University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude),where he concentrated his studies in Constitutional litigation. Duringlaw school, he served as a judicial extern to Ohio Supreme CourtJustice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and U.S. District Judge AlgenonMarbley. Mark also worked for Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer atthe City Prosecutor’s Office before entering into private practice.  


Mark is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • The Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio and all other Courts & Agencies of the State 
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • The United States Tax Court

Mark is a member of the following boards and professional associations:


  • The Columbus Bar Association
  • The Trumbull County Bar Association
  • The Mahoning County Bar Association
  • The Hellenic Bar Association
  • Better Lawyer (Columbus Lawyer's Quarterly) Board of Editors
  • Omicron Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Board of Control
  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • The Greek Olympic Society of Columbus
  • Credit Education Coalition



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Kafantaris Law Offices
625 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43206-1003


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Posted by Laura | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mark Kaufantaris was my first, and hopefully last, personal injury lawyer. He was recommended to me when a neighbor’s dog random bite put 8 stitches into my leg. He knew who to call and how to deal with it when I was clueless. (renter's insurance- who knew?! I didn't.). I found him to be nice, sympathetic, forthright/informative, and above all enthusiastic for my cause. Mark would remind me regularly that my situation was not normal, that I shouldn't swallow the pain that I was going through. But he never ever questioned my decision to not seek criminal charges against the dog itself ( which would have sadly resulted in a pet being put down [ the dog's fine]) I also admire his conscious choice to minimalize physical paper in a heavy- paperwork process =) I got the result of my dreams!. Thanks to Mark K, I have paid all of this incurred medical debt, &//+ much other debt! I could not be more grateful. Highly, highly recommended.
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Posted by Della | September 18, 2014
Previous Client
I hired Mark several years ago to represent me on a matter that several other 'well known" lawyers in Columbus could not handle because they were not equipped to deal with federal issues. Mark represented me to the fullest extent of the law above and beyond my expectations! Not only was Mark able to deal with the Federal issues at hand, Mark quoted the Law and how they were breaking the law! He was EXCELLENT! Not only did Mark WIN the fight, he won the BATTLE for me. Mark was EXCEPTIONAL!!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend Mark Kanfantaris to anyone who was in need of an EXCEPTIONAL Attorney that not only protects the rights of his clients, but serves them well by defeating the problem at hand. BEST LAWYER IN COLUMBUS, bar none, and I would definitely call on him again if the need arises.
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Posted by Jim | April 3, 2013
Great lawyer and very nice guy too.
Mark is an awsome lawyer. I needed copies of some papers I couldn't fine from a case he handled 3 years ago and he emailed them to me within minutes! Also answered questions for me and I didn't think he would even remember me.


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


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kafantaris Law Offices
  • 2006 - Present
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Columbus City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Judicial Extern
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Makridis Law Office
  • 1999 - 2003
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  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)
  • 2005
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Arista Records, LLC, et al., v. Does 1-9, Case No. 2:07-cv-961, Southern District of Ohio, Copy. L. Rep. (CCH) P29,610
  • Court ordered severance of Doe Defendants.
  • Teasdale, et al. v. Heck, et al., Case No. 2:07-cv-348, Southern District of Ohio, 499 F. Supp. 2d 967.
  • Affidavit of Merit Challenge Denied


  • Credit Education Coalition
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hellenic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - Present
  • Better Lawyer (Columbus Lawyers Quarterly)
  • Board of Editors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Trumbull County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Mahoning County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Rising Stars 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Ohio Rising Stars 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Ohio Rising Stars 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Ohio Rising Stars 2011
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Order of the Curia
  • Capital University Law School
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Law Institute
  • Manage Your Practice-Don't Let Your Practice Manage You
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Mark
Construction and development Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel on a matter with Mark and as a direct result of his competence and professionalism we were able to quickly resolve a case that could have turned into a long drawn-out litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a former client to Mark who needed legal assistance in an area of law that I don't practice. Mark was able to achieve a great outcome on the case in a relatively quick amount of time."
General practice Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Family member
"Mark is as good as it gets. I wouldn't want to face him in court. He's genuine, understands the good and bad in each case, and fights hard. He also has a knowledge and passion for the law that is unprecedented. After meeting him, I guarantee you will (at least) feel a sense of clarity with whatever you're facing."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
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 | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is very passionate about the practice of law. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and truly believes in being the best advocate he can be."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Kafantaris was born to be a lawyer. His understanding of the law and how different practice areas are interconnected is unmatched by other colleagues. Mark is straightforward and will be honest with you about your case throughout the entire process. He also is exceptional at knowing when to fight and when to compromise. Mark is passionate about the law and his cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent attorney. He takes pride in the legal profession. He is an enthusiastic advocate for his clients, and he cares about obtaining the best possible result in every case. I have referred several clients to Mark for personal injury matters. Each client is impressed with Mark's knowledge and pleased that he takes time to get to know them and understand their needs. I highly recommend Mark Kafantaris to anyone who is looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled personal injury lawyer."
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Columbus Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Mark George Kafantaris
Mark George Kafantaris
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 17 years
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