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Mark Wayne Napier

Wrongful death Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 34 years
    Ohio - OH 44 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    Any death caused by the negligence of another person or company.

    44 years

  2. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing Home companies are subject to many federal and state regulations, and recognized rules. If they violate a regulation or rule, and a loved one is seriously hurt or killed, we can help you recover for the harms and losses caused. responsible. ompany responsible.

    44 years

  3. Car accident
    Distracted driving has become a huge problem with the rise of social media. We know how to hold distracted drivers accountable for the injuries or deaths they may cause.

    44 years

  4. Personal injury
    For nearly 40 years, I have represented persons and families to recover for the losses they have incurred from nursing home neglect, car accidents, big truck accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, and all other personal injury matters.

    44 years

  5. Trucking accident
    Truck companies and commercial drivers are subject to many federal and state regulations. If the company or driver violates one of these "rules of the road," then people can be seriously hurt or killed. We know the rules of the road for trucking companies and commercial drivers, and can make sure they are help accountable for their negligence.

    44 years

I have a passion for helping injured clients and their families receive full compensation for the true losses they have suffered. The legal system today can be quite harsh and difficult to navigate. I was born in KY but have lived in Cincinnati most of my life. I am a Reds, Bengals, and University of Cincinnati fan. I am married to Maureen Napier and we have two great adult children, Shan and Sean. I volunteer with the St. Vincent DePaul Society every Saturday returning calls for financial assistance. I have been truly blessed.

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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Food Poisoning
We hired Mark Napier due to getting food poisoning and being hospitalized. We found Mark to be very personable, professional and well organized. He kept us informed all along the way and had my case settled in 7 months. I definitely would recommend him.
Posted by Reggie | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Mark did an outstanding job. My case was very tedious and he carried his self in a very professional manner, worked hard, got more than I expected in our settlement. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Scott | August 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bicycling Accident
I found Mark to be approachable, professional and empathetic to our personal situation. Mark was willing to explore outside resources that included expert witness testimony.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2014
The right attorney for you
I was extremely grateful to have Mark Napier as my legal representative. He was thorough, honest, professional and personable. I enjoyed our relationship though the entire legal process and as I know that he had many other clients, he made me feel that I was his primary concern. He was prepared and researched all issues related to my case. I would recommend Mark Napier to anyone seeking legal advice.
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Posted by Sara | September 10, 2013
Excellent representation
I had the honor of hiring Mr. Napier for an employment defense. He is extremely well-versed, knowledgeable and humble. I could not ask for a better experience in his line of work, he is the best of the best and really knows the laws well. I highly recommend his representation.
Posted by Connie | April 21, 2013
A man of his word.
After contacting the attorney who prepared our wills, etc., we were advised she did not feel comfortable working my employment case. However, she did have a recommendation for me and that person was Mark Napier. She stated her investigation had his name appearing 99% of the time as a person whom she felt good in referring. My husband and I met with Mr. Napier and from the very beginning I felt at ease. There was no fancy foot work, just simply stated facts from his years of experience. What I most admired about Mr. Napier was he did what he said he would do and when he said he would do it. I was never left wondering what was happening. And, to my amazement, when I corresponded to him via e-mail, he was very prompt in replying. AND, my encounters with his firm were always with him personally. I never felt I was just another case number, I felt I was truly a person that mattered. He was extremely knowlegable in handling my case and certainly was not intimidated. When the time arrived for my hearing, I was surprised to find myself calm. I attribute this to Mr. Napier preparing me for what would transpire. Without his help and guidance, I do not feel I would have had the outcome in my case that I had. Yes, we won! I have the greatest respect for Mr. Napier and would highly recommend his services. Again, when your questions and e-mails are personally handled by your attorney, that should mean alot. It is very evident Mr. Napier has a passion for what he does and to this extent he provides his clients with what I would vouch for to be the best of services. Should my husband and I need the services of an attorney in the future, Mr. Napier will be the first person we will contact. I thank him for his contribution to his profession and again, pay homage to him with the highest of respect.
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Posted by Victor | December 18, 2010
Knowledge and Responsability
I am very happy and very satisfied with the work, progress and development off my case, Mr. Napier and the team that he had working on my case was very knowledgeable and took the time to response every question and concern that i did have during the trans-course of my case. I am very satisfied with the overall work, progress and results of this matter. I do recommend with high honors Mr. Napier for your legal matters, and by this way to thank him and his team for the good work,understanding and overall nice work during this matter of mine. Thank you people very much.
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Posted by Cynthia | November 27, 2010
It is nice to know that there a few good lawyers to be found
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Mark during a very sad and trying time for my husband and our family. Mark was a breath of fresh air during this difficult time. He is a very organized, knowledgeable, and dedicated professional. He uses good judgement skills as well as being kind, and caring to clients and their families. Mark works well with his staff to keep the client up to date regarding the progress of their case. He does an excellent job of forecasting and explaining the probability of what may and may not happen in a case. Mark is a good coach for preparing clients regarding what to expect in an arbitration or trial. He is wise in his years as an expert lawyer and I am so thankful he has not lost his passion for his profession!
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Posted by Jason | October 28, 2010
Professional, high attention to detail, great advocate.
Mr. Napier accepted my highly technical personal injury / negligence case in 2005 and the case was successfully settled in 2008. Throughout the case Mr. Napier delivered great personal attention/care, sound advice, and strong advocacy. He contacted the right experts, performed exceptionally well during mediation, and always spent the extra time putting accuracy and emphasis on detail. Additionally Mr. Napier spent the extra time delivering great advice even after my case had been settled giving delivering information on how to proceed with future care and what available options I had. At all stages of my 3 year case Mr. Napier surpassed expectations, I would highly recommend him as a highly respectable and trustworthy attorney.
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Posted by Joe | October 14, 2010
An opinion based on three years experience
I first met Mark Napier in Oct. 2001 and my case was settled in Sept. 2004. Working with Mark during that 3 year period, I got to know him very well. Mark did a great job on my case. He was able to get a very good settlement in very difficult circumstances. Mark is easy to work with and very patient in listening to all ideas. Mark is very thorough and very knowledgeable. I never had a question that he did not have the answer for and he explained everything I did not understand in layman's terms. Mark is also flexible in his approach and in considering different strategies. This is a trait that I have found many lawyers do not possess. Further I admired his intelligence as well as his moral and ethical characteristics. In short, I have nothing but praise for Mark Napier. He is the type of person I like to associate with.
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  • Contingency 30%-35%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Freking Myers & Reul LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Young Reverman & Napier Co LPA
  • 1983 - 2001


  • Ohio Northern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death of Cerebral Palsy Resident Due to Negligent Supervision
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Wrongful Death of Homeowner Killed by Negligent HVAC Technician
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Apartment Resident Severly Injured In a Fall Down Her Stairs.
  • Sucessful jury verdict
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 2001 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 1992 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Master
  • American Inns of Court
  • N/A
  • Ohio Super Lawyer - Plaintiff Personal Injury - 2010 - 2021
  • Super Lawyer Magazine/Cincinnati Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • 10/10 Superb Client Rating
  • AVVO
  • N/A
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  • Eight Ways You Hurt Your Own Personal Injury Case
  • N/A
  • When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • You and the Legal System
  • Nursing Homes: "What You Should Know About Nursing Homes"
  • 2017
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Torts 'R Us Seminar
  • Nursing Homes: "Torts in the Nursing Home"
  • 2015
  • OAJ Trucking Litigation Seminar, Toledo, OH
  • Trucking Litigation: "How to Win Your Spoliation of Evidence Claim"
  • 2014
  • WXIX-TV Fox 19, Cincinnati, OH
  • Personal Injury: "All About Injuries" - "Moore Law" TV Show
  • 2013
  • SWOTLA Spring Seminar, Cincinnati, OH
  • Trucking Litigation: "Truck Accident Jury Instructions"
  • 2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Trucking Litigation: "Claims Based on Faulty Loading and Securement"
  • 2012
  • OAJ Trucking Litigation Seminar, Dayton, OH
  • Trucking Litigation: "What Every PI Lawyer Should Know About Commercial Vehicle EDRs"
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Mark
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I had the pleasure of working with Mark Napier for many years. Mark is an outstanding attorney who genuinely cares for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Napier is one of the outstanding lawyers in Cincinnati and southwestern Ohio. He has a strong record of achievement in litigation and he is a leader in the tort bar. I highly endorse."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of clerking for Mr. Napier and his wonderful colleagues at Freking & Betz during law school. Mr. Napier instilled in me a desire to obtain justice for every client, a desire that still drives me today. Mr. Napier is an excellent attorney who will provide sound advice."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. Attorney Napier (and his firm too) have an excellent reputation for their extraordinary knowledge of Personal Injury Law and courtroom skills. The reviews of his work and reputation by others here on Avvo tell you a lot but if you want to know more you can read any of the several hundred Legal Guides he has published on Avvo or his answers to consumer questions. You quickly realize what anyone in the southwestern Ohio legal community knows. Attorney Napier is one of the very best. If you have been injured or just want to know your rights, and his offices are anywhere near you, I highly recommend him to you."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mark for over 20 years. He is an outstanding attorney and always puts the needs of his clients first. I have referred clients to Mark for representation in the areas of personal injury and employment discrimination. Mark is one of the top attorneys in southwest Ohio in the area of litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark and I worked on an international personal injury case recently, one that also involved worker's compensation issues, including major safety violations. The case took four years to resolve. In that time, Mark took countless depositions of expert and fact witnesses, made several court appearances, and successfully defeated a significant motion for summary judgment involving intentional tort law. Throughout this involved matter, Mark demonstrated excellent knowledge of the evolving Ohio law, related to our common client in a clear and decisive manner, and acted professionally at every opportunity. It was a distinct honor to work with Mark in this case. I have the highest regard for his honesty, competence and tenacity. I look forward to working with him again in the future. James C. Crowley, IV Cincinnati, OH"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mark for quite a while both as a fellow attorney and as a mediator. Mark is an excellent attorney who always provides excellent representation for his client. I would recommend Mark without hesitation."
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