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.
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.
Mark graduated summa cum laude (with highest honours) 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.