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Mark W. Napier

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Mark Napier is a lawyer who represents persons seriously hurt or killed by others' negligence. He is currently selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer." He is a former Board of Trustees member of the Ohio Association for Justice, former President of the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a Master of the Bench of the American Inns of Court. He has served as a lecturer to other attorneys on various continuing legal education topics, including nursing home negligence and trucking collisions. He is a graduate of Ohio Northern University School of Law where he served as an Associate Editor for the Law Review.

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Legal Career

  • Partner – Freking Myers & Reul, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Partner – Young, Reverman & Napier Co., L.P.A., Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Associate – Baran & Baran Co., L.P.A., Mansfield & Lima, Ohio
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County, Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Auto, Truck, Pedestrian and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability


  • Juris Doctorate, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • B.S., Business Administration, The Ohio State University

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Former Board Member – Ohio Association for Justice
  • Former President – Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member – Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member – Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member – Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member – Kentucky Bar Association


  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Peer & Client Ratings

  • Ohio Super Lawyer – Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent -Peer Rating
  • 10/10 Superb – Client Rating


  • “Eight Ways You Hurt Your Own Personal Injury Case,” Legal – Personal Injury Category,
  • “When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em – Trial vs. Settlement,” Legal – Personal Injury Category,
  • “State v. Bayless: Discretionary Defects May Still Remain in Ohio’s Death Penalty Statutes”, Ohio Northern
    University Law Review, Casenote, Vol. IV, No. 3.


  • “Ohio Wrongful Death Claims,” Cincinnati Paralegal Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • “Truck Accident Litigation 101: Big Truck Crash Cases Are Different Than Car Crash Cases,” Hamilton County Law Library CLE, Cincinnati, OH.
  • “You and the Legal System: What You Should Know About Nursing Homes,” Hamilton County Law Library and the Cincinnati Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, Cincinnati, OH.
  • “Torts In the Nursing Home,” Cincinnati Bar Association Torts ‘R Us Seminar,
    Cincinnati, OH.
  • “Truck Accident Jury Instructions,” Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association Spring Seminar, Cincinnati, OH.
  • “How to Win Your Spoliation of Evidence Claim,” Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Seminar, Toledo, OH.
  • “All About Injuries”, guest attorney appearance, WXIX-TV Fox 19 “Moore Law”.
  • “What Every PI Lawyer Should Know About Commercial Vehicle EDRs,” Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Seminar, Dayton, OH.
  • “Injury Claims Based on Faculty Cargo Loading and Securement,” Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention, Columbus, OH.
  • “Personal Injury Topic: Am. Sub. HB350: Tort Reform or Tort Deform?”, Cincinnati Bar Association Legal Potpourri, Seminar, Cincinnati, OH.
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