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Mark Anthony Rafidi

Car accident Attorney at Canfield, OH

5.0   15 reviews

also known as RAFIDI, PALLANTE & MELEWSKI, LLC

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%

    27 years

  2. Business
    20%

    27 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    20%

    27 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Car accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, premise liability, political subdivision immunity, insurance bad faith, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, Recreational Vehicle accidents, assault/battery, and other negligence and intentional tort cases

    27 years, 1,200 cases

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Mark Anthony Rafidi was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He has practiced law in nearly every county throughout the State of Ohio. He is also licensed and has practiced law in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Mark is the Managing Partner and Founder of Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski, LLC (fka Amendolara & Rafidi, LLC), an Ohio based, multi office boutique law firm.

 

His practice now concentrates on Business Consulting, Corporate Law and Personal Injury Law. Mark has negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar contracts for his business clients and has successfully achieved multi-million dollar settlements/awards for his personal injury clients. He now prides himself on detailed and limited representation of select clientele in both fields of law. Limiting his representation allows him to focus on the details necessary to successfully advise and represent clients in very complex unique legal issues in the fields of business law and personal injury.

 

His clientele include sports athletes, celebrities, accountants, lawyers, health care practitioners, financial institutions, real estate developers, gaming companies, franchisees / franchisors, Internet / technology companies, transport companies, retailers, entertainment companies, manufacturing companies, wholesalers, liquor distributors, and a vast array of personal injury clients ranging from wrongful death victims to motor vehicle accident clients involving lower impact musculoskeletal injuries.

 

Mark graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors) with a BBA from Ohio University in 1995 with a double major in Business Pre-Law and Marketing. While at Ohio University, Mark also completed the full course range of study in Insurance and Real Estate with perfect 4.0 GPAs. Mark went on to law school attending the University of Toledo College of Law in 1995. Although his legal career formally started in 1998 after successfully passing the Ohio Bar Exam, he has been involved in the legal world since 1993, clerking and assisting lawyers in the field during his studies.

 

Mark not only advises clients in the national and international business world but has also invested, owned, and operated numerous businesses in the retail, real estate, restaurant, liquor, and franchise industries. Mark is an avid world traveler and has visited over 40 different countries. His travels and business acumen have also led him to become an international real estate investor and developer. His legal career has also led him to become a consultant in the health care industry as a managing member of a Physician Consulting Group.

 

Mark is also a staunch advocate for his personal injury clients. He has represented thousands of injured victims involving automobile, motorcycle, truck, ATV, slip and fall, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premise liability, political subdivision, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. He has obtained millions of dollars in recovery for his clients injured as a result of the negligent or willful conduct of the at fault party.

 

Mark has been selected as a member of the Best Attorneys in America, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Legal Elite-Corporate, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction-Personal Injury (AIOPIA), AVVO Client Satisfaction Award, AVVO Top Attorney, and Who’s Who of American Law. Mark is or has been a member of the American Health Legal Association, National Lawyers Association, Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, Cleveland Bar Association, Mahoning County Bar Association, Trumbull County Bar Association, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, and has received various accolades for his service.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski LLC
105 N. Broad Street
MAIN OFFICE
Canfield, OH, 44406
Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski, LLC
165 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43215
(fka) Amendolara & Rafidi, LLC
105 N. Broad St
Canfield, OH, 44406
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Ray | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A "champ" in my corner !
I've worked with Mark for many years now. He's been a friend, a confidant and a consigliere. He has helped me expand my brand during my post fight career. He's as loyal as they come and is a "bulldog" of a negotiator. I'm a winner with him in my corner !!!
Response from Mark Rafidi February 9, 2017
Couldn't be honored more from the former lightweight Champion of the World!
Posted by Chris | August 10, 2015
Fantastic Attorney
Mark is a brilliant and trustworthy Attorney who deeply cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to help them. I have recommended Mark to many friends and family members and have never been disappointed.
Response from Mark Rafidi February 20, 2017
Thank you! I hope I continue to earn your respect.
Posted by Lisa | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Attorney!
One year ago, I was severely mauled by a dog while walking in my neighborhood. I was referred to Mark by a good friend who had witnessed his talents in a court of law. Mark met with me almost immediately, and was very thorough in walking me through the whole process from start to finish. He was completely honest, and accurate. He was able to obtain a substantial settlement for me, and I cannot thank him enough. His office staff was super helpful, and efficient. Definitely recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend
We first contacted Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski about a car accident we were involved with. The staff was friendly and courteous, and both Mark and Ryan were very helpful and patient with us. They made sure that the insurance adjusters did not rush us into settling and were patient while we dealt with doctoring, therapy, eventual surgery, and even worked around all the delays from the Covid-19 virus. Would highly recommend this law office.
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Posted by Ken | January 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Competent, Compassionate, Skilled
After suffering a life changing permanent injury to my legs in an industrial forklift accident, I consulted Atty. Mark Rafidi to handle my case. Mark and Atty. Ryan Melewski had to take on a large law firm in Columbus that was assigned to represent the company that was responsible for the accident. Mark and Ryan never wavered in their commitment to obtain a settlement that would provide for me and my family for many years to come. They never rushed or pushed me into making decisions, but guided me in their recommendations, with me always being the deciding factor. In the end, they fought a large law firm without hesitation, and negotiated and obtained a substantial settlement for me. I can't stress enough that if you're looking to hire a law firm that will handle your case in a professional, compassionate competent manner, RPM is the right choice.
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Posted by Harvey | June 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mark Rafidi displayed genuine concern & was forthright about my case involving a truck accident I was in. He never wavered from the truth of the case & guided me through every each step of the process. Mark's professionalism, knowledge of the law & "Pitbull" demeanor was extraordinary. Phone calls were promptly returned & the staff is extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Thank you Stephanie for your assistance along the way. I highly recommend Mark Rafidi & his law firm. There are none better .
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Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car crash
After medical bills, we didn’t think there would be anything left for a settlement, but Mark got creative and got us a settlement after all. Great job and I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
We worked with Mark now for many years, he even sent an intern to our home since we live so far away and my child that was involved in the case was young and do to the injuries, not too mobile. The intern took take pictures and ask questions, and came out a few times. Mark got us almost 11 times the original amount he thought he would get us and that was after all bills paid. He has been there to answer any questions we've had over the last 13 years at no additional cost and made sure that when my child turned 18 that we knew exactly what to do to retrieve my child's settlement. I highly recommend Mark Rafidi!!!!!!
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Response from Mark Rafidi February 19, 2017
Thank you for the kind review. It was an honor to represent you and your son and I am happy that we were able to achieve a great result.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience and Commitment
If you are looking for an attorney that knows the in's and out's of the legal system, both corporate and personal, Mark is your man. His commitment to my strategy, goals and success is a breath of fresh air in the legal industry. He has a client for life.
Response from Mark Rafidi February 9, 2017
Thank you for your wonderful review! Nothing better than a satisfied client.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful
I was referred to Rafidi's office by my chiropractor. We went to Texas last summer for a family event, and while on our way to the event, we were in a car accident. Considering this was an out of state case, everything was done efficiently and quickly. The other party was not insured, and the owner of the vehicle I was in didn't want to pay my claim. He was able to reach a conclusion that worked for everyone. He answered my questions, which I always have tons, and was patient, friendly and prompt when returning my calls. Made this whole situation less stressful.
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Posted by Larry | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier!
I would highly recommend Mark Rafidi to anyone who is in need of an attorney. I was faced with a difficult insurance claim and after a lot of back and forth we were just not able to come to a fair agreement, so I contacted Attorney Rafidi. From day one he took control of the claim, keeping me up to date and making sure that I was satisfied with our final agreement. I normally am not the type to write reviews but in this case I felt it was warranted because of how happy I was with his service and the ability to get the matter all wrapped up in a timely fashion. Anyone else out there looking for legal advice should have absolutely no reservations about using this A+ firm.
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Posted by Donna | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, caring, thorough
I had a car accident case in 2015 where I was rear-ended and was referred to Attorney Rafidi's office. They were so helpful, kind and professional and although they had a tough insurance company to fight against, kept at it and persevered until my case was settled. I highly recommend this attorney!
Posted by MIKE | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT LAWYER
MARK WAS VERY THOROUGH AND INFORMATIVE WHEN IT CAME TO DEALING WITH MY CASE. MARK IS VERY RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY AND DEDICATED. THAT IS WHY I HAVE REFERRED, AND WILL CONTINUE TO REFER OTHER POTENTIAL CLIENTS TO HIM. I HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR MARK IN HIS ABILITIES AS A LAWYER AND AS A PERSON.
Posted by Darrin | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top shelf attorney!
We have known Mark for 15 years and he is truly the best personal injury attorney in Ohio. Having utilized the services of other firms, we can honestly make that claim. Mark has demonstrated excellence in integrity, reliability, and expedience in dealing with clients. Not only has he facilitated our businesses but he has become a friend to us all. Please recommend Mark to everyone! Not only has he facilitated our businesses but he has become a friend to us all. Please recommend Mark to everyone!
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Posted by Larry | August 10, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mark is a true professional who works hard for his clients. I have used him and have referred friends and family to him. I find him to be very caring and honest!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Amendolara & Rafidi, LLC
  • 2005 - 2017

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Ohio University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Smith
  • 1.5 million award

Associations

  • National Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2016
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2015
  • Corporate Legal Elite
  • Corporate America
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (52)
Endorse Mark
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark has achieved the respect of his peers, the gratitude of his clients, and the reputation as a compassionate yet zealous advocate. I endorse this experienced and capable attorney!"
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the very best in the business. Great guy, better lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and will fight for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an exceptionally smart attorney. He is very approachable and easy to work with. He is also very experienced in personal injury cases. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mark Anthony Rafidi works hard for his clients, and gets great results. He really cares for his clients, and it shows in the passionate way that he advocates for them. If he is your lawyer, you are certainly in good hands."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mark Anthony Rafidi is a zealous advocate for his clients. He utilizes unique approaches to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Rafidi will fight for his clients. I recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Anthony Rafidi is an extremely knowledgeable and efficient attorney in his area of practice. His responses to inquiries on Avvo evidence a thorough understanding of car accident law, a concern for consumers' needs, and a common-sense approach to solutions. I enjoy reading his replies and appreciate his willingness to contribute his knowledge. I endorse this attorney."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great resource for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Business Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an amazing attorney! He has international experience in trade, consumer protection, as well as in-depth knowledge of sundry litigation matters, from sports law and entertainment to telecommunication and product litigation. He is prompt, diligent, exceptionally capable and caring. He has my unequivocal endorsement."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an exceptional lawyer whose record speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From reviewing Attorney Rafidi's reviews you can see that he is extremely knowledgeable attorney who cares deeply of r his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Rafidi. He is an excellent attorney who knows how to get the job done right. If you have a legal issue that Mr. Rafidi deals with, please contact him first!"
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a highly qualified business and corporate attorney. I am happy to endorse him."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Rafidi, is a highly skilled business and personal injury lawyer, He will fight for you tooth and nail. I endorse him."
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