Mark M. Mikhaiel

Mark M. Mikhaiel

Partner

216.696.4200 x1128
mmikhaiel@sssb-law.com


Biography

Mark focuses his practice on litigation that encompasses a range of interconnected legal disciplines. Mark frequently represents clients in complex commercial and professional liability disputes, with a particular emphasis on plaintiff-side legal malpractice, shareholder, fiduciary and business tort litigation, probate litigation; and employment-related disputes. In that Mark has handled over two dozen legal malpractice matters involving the “case within the case,” Mark is adept at handling intricate issues of causation, damages, and attorney-client privilege.

Mark maintains an active appellate practice and has been instrumental in the prosecution of appeals in state and federal appellate courts. With a track record of appellate success, Mark is often retained to oversee appeals of matters originally handled by other firms.

Mark is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition, better known as Judge4Yourself. He is admitted to practice law in both Ohio and New York.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio,New York,Ontario Canada

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2013, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, 2010, B.S.

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • State of New York
  • Province of Ontario
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell®

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed

  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ since 2022 for Practice Areas:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2022

Mark Mikhaiel Rated by Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program
  • Counsel, St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Monastery

Recent Articles & Presentations

Articles

  • Ohio Enacts a Legal Malpractice Statute of Repose, Probate Law Journal, June 2021
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Three’s A Crowd? Probate Law Journal, April 2020
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Considerations for Legal Administrators, Association of Legal Administrators, Cleveland, Ohio March 2020
  • How Law Firms Can Empower Younger Attorneys for Success, Association of Legal Administrators, Cleveland, Ohio February 2020
  • Ethical Considerations for Officers of The Court, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, December 2019
  • Who is the Client in the Attorney-Client Relationship? Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Fall Connections, Cleveland, Ohio November 2019
  • A Solution to access to Justice: Pro Bono Requirement for Admission to the Ohio Bar, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, June 2019
  • The Dangers of the Reference Question: SCOTUS vs. SCC, Canada-United States Law Journal, 2016

 

Presentations

  • Bueller…Bueller? No Days Off For Ohio’s Probate Courts: 2021 Case Updates, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, February 2022
  • While You Were Sheltering in Place: Ohio Supreme Court Decisions, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2021
  • The Attorney Client Privilege: Three’s A Crowd, Akron Bar Association CLE Webinar, February 2021
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Three’s a Crowd? Considerations for Estate Planning Attorneys, 47th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, October 2020

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio,New York,Ontario Canada

Awards & Recognition

Mark M. Mikhaiel
Mark M. Mikhaiel
Partner
216.696.4200 x1128
mmikhaiel@sssb-law.com

Biography

Mark focuses his practice on litigation that encompasses a range of interconnected legal disciplines. Mark frequently represents clients in complex commercial and professional liability disputes, with a particular emphasis on plaintiff-side legal malpractice, shareholder, fiduciary and business tort litigation, probate litigation; and employment-related disputes. In that Mark has handled over two dozen legal malpractice matters involving the “case within the case,” Mark is adept at handling intricate issues of causation, damages, and attorney-client privilege.

Mark maintains an active appellate practice and has been instrumental in the prosecution of appeals in state and federal appellate courts. With a track record of appellate success, Mark is often retained to oversee appeals of matters originally handled by other firms.

Mark is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition, better known as Judge4Yourself. He is admitted to practice law in both Ohio and New York.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio,New York,Ontario Canada

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2013, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, 2010, B.S.

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • State of New York
  • Province of Ontario
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Mark M. Mikhaiel
Partner
216.696.4200 x1128
mmikhaiel@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell®

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed

  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ since 2022 for Practice Areas:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Rectangle box with the text: Best Lawyers Ones To Watch for Mark Mikhaiel 2023

  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2022

Mark Mikhaiel Rated by Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program
  • Counsel, St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Monastery

Recent Articles & Presentations

Articles

  • Ohio Enacts a Legal Malpractice Statute of Repose, Probate Law Journal, June 2021
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Three’s A Crowd? Probate Law Journal, April 2020
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Considerations for Legal Administrators, Association of Legal Administrators, Cleveland, Ohio March 2020
  • How Law Firms Can Empower Younger Attorneys for Success, Association of Legal Administrators, Cleveland, Ohio February 2020
  • Ethical Considerations for Officers of The Court, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, December 2019
  • Who is the Client in the Attorney-Client Relationship? Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Fall Connections, Cleveland, Ohio November 2019
  • A Solution to access to Justice: Pro Bono Requirement for Admission to the Ohio Bar, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, June 2019
  • The Dangers of the Reference Question: SCOTUS vs. SCC, Canada-United States Law Journal, 2016

 

Presentations

  • Bueller…Bueller? No Days Off For Ohio’s Probate Courts: 2021 Case Updates, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, February 2022
  • While You Were Sheltering in Place: Ohio Supreme Court Decisions, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2021
  • The Attorney Client Privilege: Three’s A Crowd, Akron Bar Association CLE Webinar, February 2021
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Three’s a Crowd? Considerations for Estate Planning Attorneys, 47th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, October 2020