Mark B. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Mark B. Smith Co., L.P.A.
 | 4101 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-572-3451
Fax: 513-287-7444
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

In the state of Ohio, Mark B. Smith represents those who have been injured at the hands of another. At Mark B. Smith, LPA, he takes cases involving insurance disputes, civil litigation, aviation litigation, automobile accidents, wrongful death and malpractice. For the first part of his career, he represented insurance companies and defendants in personal injury cases, and he has extensive insight into the best ways to handle a case.

Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in finance and a certificate in economics. He then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1984. Cincy Magazine named him one of the city’s Leading Lawyers in 2006, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was included because of his experience in advocacy, integrity and skill. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In Kentucky and Ohio, Mr. Smith is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts. He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, the Ohio Association for Justice, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has spoken on topics related to personal injury to organizations such as Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern’s Department of Neurological Surgery. He was also a panel member for the Cincinnati Bar Association New Lawyer Training and the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Health Care Law Practice Group.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Aviation and Aerospace
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Mark Smith

Admitted: 1984, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 50 Cincinnati Area Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Leading Lawyers, Cincy Business Magazine, 2006
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Law & Politics and Cincinnati Magazines, 2005 - 2013
  • Editor, Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Judge John W. Peck Award for Trial Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Member, OATL Ohio Jury Instructions Revisions Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Board Advisory Committee, 1998 – 1999
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, October 2009
  • Secretary, Cincinnati Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Member, Common Pleas Mediation Service Advisory Committee, 2000 - 2002
  • Chairman, Cincinnati Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Committee, 2000 - 2002
  • Ohio Association For Justice, Board of Trustees, 2013 - 2014
  • Ohio Association For Justice, Executive Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Trustees, 2000 - 2012
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Ohio, 1984
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Kentucky, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Anderson Hills Swim & Tennis Club, President, 2003 – 2006
  • Anderson Hills Swim & Tennis Club, Board of Trustees, 1999 – 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, “Rebuttal Evidence – Having The Last Word,” Ohio Trial Magazine, 2006
  • Speaker, Ohio Association of Justice Insurance Law CLE, “Immunity: The New Front of Tort Reform,” January 2015
  • Speaker, Cincinnati Bar Association – The Advocacy Series: “Trial Day Preparation (Practical Tips to Maximize Your Organization) & Effective Voir Dire,” April 2011, May 2013
  • Co-Author, “Penn Central v. Armco Steel – What’s So Wrong With A Narrative Response?” Ohio Trial Magazine, 2010
  • Speaker, Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio, Annual Lecture on Medical/Dental Malpractice Litigation, 1990 - 1994
  • Speaker, 2003 Annual Medical Negligence Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Dental Malpractice Litigation, November 7, 2003
  • Speaker, “Justice Through Communication,” Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Communicating Through Lay Witnesses, October 10, 2003
  • Panel Member, Cincinnati Bar Association New Lawyer Training, “The Business of Lawyering,” November 22, 2002
  • Speaker, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, Symposium on Medical Risk Management, August 2, 2002
  • Speaker, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers 44th Annual Convention, “Medical Malpractice Cases in the Court Of Claims,” May 3, 2001
  • Panel Member, Cincinnati Bar Association Health Care Law Seminar, “The PIE Fiasco from the Practitioner’s Perspective,” December 7, 1999
  • Speaker, Gallagher, Sharp, Fulton & Norman Annual CLE Seminar, Various Topics Dealing With Tort And Insurance Practice, 1989 – 1992

Educational Background:

  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., Finance, Certificate in Economics, June, 1981
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Office Location for Mark B. Smith

4101 Carew Tower
441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-572-3451

Fax: 513-287-7444

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Last Updated: 1/20/2020

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