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Mark M. Abramowitz

Mark is a cutting edge, data-driven trial lawyer. Much like the pioneering lawyers in DNA forensics, Mark understands the foundational role that technology now plays in our lives and how to leverage that understanding to prove cases thought to be unwinnable.

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Mark has demonstrated expertise in leveraging cutting-edge technology in DiCello Levitt’s modern and evolving trial practice to achieve what were previously believed to be impossible results for his clients.  An Internet technology expert, he is a student of integrating technology into the practice of law. He has been selected to national discovery review teams and is regularly consulted on cloud-based systems, discovery technology, the Internet of Things, and litigation concerning data storage and security. He has testified before the Ohio State Legislature multiple times on data security and related issues.

Mark is a respected litigator and trial lawyer who has recouped life changing compensation for clients around the country. He has expertise and experience ranging from defective products to Internet technology disputes. Mark is recognized for breaking barriers in medical malpractice litigation through groundbreaking work in exposing electronic medical record alterations and successfully expanding states’ damages caps in joint replacement surgery cases.

Mark brings a unique voice to the Sedona Conference’s Data Security and Privacy Liability working group and is one of the authors of Sedona’s Biometric Privacy Primer. He has also served as a Trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice since 2014. Mark is currently Editor-in-Chief of Ohio Trial and is a member of Law360’s Personal Injury Editorial Advisory Board.

 

Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Medical device
  • Pharmaceutical

Notable Representations

  • In Re: Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Beliville et al. v. Ford Motor Company (S.D.W.V.)
  • In Re: Imprelis Herbicide, Sales Practice and Products Liability Litigation (E.D.Pa.)
  • In Re: Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobuturator Sling Products Liability Litigation (M.D.Ga.)
  • In Re: Stryker Rejuveante & ABG II Hip Implant Litigation (N.J.)
  • Dickerson (J’Lexxys), et al. v. Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, et al. appeal – 2014-Ohio-4672
    Mark successfully appealed a ruling for summary judgement in favor of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority denying immunity for county and allowing there to be justice for a 4 year old girl who had to have several fingers amputated.
  • Hunt et al. v. City of East Cleveland et al.
    Mark was part of the team that received an $8.7 million verdict for Charles Hunt and Marylin Conard as a result of a police officer driving at a high rate of speed, running a red light, and crashing into Charles and Marylin.

Writings and Presentations

  • “Electronics in the Courtroom,” 29th Annual accredited CLE (2016)
  • “How to Get the Higher Cap: RC 2323.43 – Creating a Genuine Issue of Material Fact in Joint Replacement Cases,” Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice) (2015)
  • “How to Manage a Mass Tort Inventory,” OAJ Annual Convention (2015)
  • “What is Permanent and Substantial Physical Deformity? Creating a Genuine Issue of Material Fact in Joint Replacement Cases,” Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (2014)
  • “Mass Tort – The Importance Of Venue,” OAJ Winter Convention (2014)
  • “Professional Conduct – efiling,” 27th Annual CLE Update (2014)
  • “Marketing & Electronic Communications,” 26th Annual Accredited CLE (2013)

 

Memberships

  • Member, Law360, Personal Injury Editorial Advisory Board, 2021-2022
  • Editor-in-Chief, Ohio Trial
  • Sedona Conference, Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Trustee, 2014 – Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2008 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2008 – Present

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Insurance Litigation

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Guelph, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Robert J. DiCello

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