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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. During
law school, he served as a judicial extern to Ohio Supreme Court
Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and U.S. District Judge Algenon
Marbley. Mark also worked for Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer at
the 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









Languages spoken: French, Greek

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    10 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 40%
    10 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    10 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin West Wright

    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.


    Benjamin Wright Libel and slander Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Justin Michael Fox

    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.


    Justin Fox Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kafantaris Law Offices

625 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43206-1003


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Rising Stars 2015Ohio Super Lawyers2015
Ohio Rising Stars 2014Ohio Super Lawyers2014
Ohio Rising Stars 2012Ohio Super Lawyers2012
Ohio Rising Stars 2011Ohio Super Lawyers2011
Order of the CuriaCapital University Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKafantaris Law Offices2006 - Present
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio2005 - 2005
Legal InternColumbus City Prosecutor's Office2005 - 2006
Judicial ExternOhio Supreme Court2005 - 2005
Law ClerkMakridis Law Office1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Credit Education CoalitionMember2009 - Present
Hellenic Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Hellenic Educational Progressive AssociationSecretary2008 - Present
Better Lawyer (Columbus Lawyers Quarterly)Board of Editors2007 - Present
Trumbull County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arista Records, LLC, et al., v. Does 1-9, Case No. 2:07-cv-961, Southern District of Ohio, Copy. L. Rep. (CCH) P29,610Court 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
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)2005
Ohio State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Law InstituteManage Your Practice-Don't Let Your Practice Manage You2013