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Mark devotes his practice to assisting injured and disabled individuals pursue workers’ compensation, social security disability, and personal injury claims.  He also assists individuals and families achieve their estate planning goals.

  Mark has been representing injured workers for over 26 years and enjoys being the voice of the injured worker who is often battling a large company or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to obtain the benefits they deserve.   He has an intricate understanding of the Ohio workers’ compensation system which allows him to obtain excellent results for his clients while easing their anxiety about dealing with the complex and bureaucratic workers’ compensation system.

 He has attended thousands of hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio on behalf of injured workers and has assisted individuals obtain the benefits they deserve including temporary total, permanent partial,  wage loss, permanent total disability, and settlements. 

Mark also helps disabled individuals file for social security disability benefits.  He represents individuals at the Initial Determination Level, Reconsideration, and at Administrative Law Judge hearings.  He understands that filing a claim for social security disability can be a long and frustrating process so he gives each client the personal attention they deserve and obtains all the evidence necessary to present at hearing.

Mark also handles major personal injury claims including Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Dog Bites, Wrongful Death, and Products Liability. 

Mark ‘s peers have recognized his skill and expertise by naming him as an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2011.  He has also served as the Chair of the Workers’ Compensation section of the Cincinnati Bar Association.

Prior to joining Barron Peck  Bennie & Schlemmer Mark was a partner at the law firm of Bella, Newman & Associates for 10 years.

Mark grew up in Cincinnati and is very active in his community. He is President of the Sycamore Athletic Club, Youth Basketball Organization, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mayerson JCC. He also serves on the finance committee of Operation Give Back. Mark is married and has two young sons.  He also coaches many youth sports teams including basketball, baseball, and soccer.



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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    26 years
  2. Social Security: 30%
    26 years
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    26 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    26 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nancy Jane Dameron-Frazier

    I have known Mark for a number of years and had the pleasure of working with him as co-counsel on a matter that proceeded to trial. Mark is extremely knowledgeable in his field and a strong advocate for his clients. He is efficient, organized and well respected in the legal community. I highly endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

3074 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH, 45209


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2011
Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation LawOhio State Bar Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2006
Workers' Compensation SpecialistOhio State Bar Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer2010 - Present
PartnerBella, Newman & Associates1999 - 2010
PartnerBella, Crosthwaite & Newman1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sycamore Athletic Club Youth BasketballPresident2013 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2010 - Present
Mayerson Jewish Community CenterBoard Member2010 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationWorkers Compensation Committee | Member1989 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociatonMember Workers' Compensation Committe1989 - Present
Ohio Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionMember1989 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationSocial Security Committee | Member1989 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationWorkers Compensation Committee | Chair1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex. rel Keith v. Industrial Commission of Ohio (1991), 62 Ohio St.3d 139.It was held that it was improper for the commission to modify the order of the district hearing officer and essentially vacate appellee's disability award prior to January 24, 1987.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mark Newman NewsletterSocial Security Earnings Statement2014
BlogThinking about filing for social security disability?2014
E-NewsletterMark L. Newman Newsletter - May 20132013
Ohio Trial MagazineDefining a Compensable Injury Under the Ohio Workers' Compensation Act1992
Workers' Compensation Journal of Ohio,Intentional Tort and Evidence of Claimant's Culpability1992
Workers' Compensation Journal of OhioPermanent Partial Compensation Following Prior Permanent Total Award: State, ex rel. Baker v. Indus. Comm1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Indiana UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fox19 TV ShowHurt on the Job2013