R. Mark Jones

Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4820
F 216.623.0134
P 216.615.4820 | F 216.623.0134



Overview

Mark defends large academic medical centers, tertiary hospitals, community-based hospitals, specialty clinics, and individual physicians accused of negligence in complex, high-exposure medical malpractice lawsuits. He has tried more than 100 jury trials in Ohio common pleas courts in 14 counties across the state. In addition, Mark has argued cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio 8th, 9th, and 11th District Courts of Appeals.

The son of a physician, Mark has dedicated his career to helping doctors and medical providers navigate the unfamiliar and high-risk landscape of medical malpractice litigation. Clients appreciate Mark’s deep and rich understanding of medicine and the industry. They know he is ready to take virtually every case to trial to protect their interests and reputations. And they count on his frank assessments of risk and potential exposure to set strategy, determine realistic objectives, and make thoughtful decisions about trying or settling every case.

Experience
  • Estate of Patient v Emergency Medicine Doctor and Emergency Medicine Group Practice:  Unanimous defense verdict in less than one hour of jury deliberations in a wrongful death case involving a young person seen in the emergency department, where insurance limits were offered and refused prior to trial with plaintiff’s expectation to obtain a newsworthy excess verdict.
  • Patient v Academic Medical Center:  Defense verdict on proximate causation in admitted negligence case alleging failure of knee replacement due to infection.
  • Patient v General Surgeon and General Surgery Practice:  Defense verdict in bile duct clipping during laparoscopic gallbladder removal case by developing a novel theory of mechanism of injury.
     
Services

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  2. University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2008-2022)
  • Named Cleveland, OH "Lawyer of the Year" to The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2018)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (2011-2017)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2014, 2016-2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Legal Liaison Committee of the Academy of Medicine for Northern Ohio, Member
Community Affiliations
  • Reaching Heights: The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Schools Foundation, Trustee (1999-2005), Secretary (2002-2003), President (2005)

Insights

  1. Alert
    Malpractice Insurance – Contractual Indemnity and Tail Coverage (Mar 10, 2020)
  2. Article
    Medicare Fraud Civil & Criminal Penalty (May/June 2012)
  3. Presentations
    "The Anatomy of a Lawsuit and Trial" - Roetzel Seminar: Medical Malpractice Claims - The Impact of Being Sued, Ohio
    The Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  4. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
Services

Overview

Mark defends large academic medical centers, tertiary hospitals, community-based hospitals, specialty clinics, and individual physicians accused of negligence in complex, high-exposure medical malpractice lawsuits. He has tried more than 100 jury trials in Ohio common pleas courts in 14 counties across the state. In addition, Mark has argued cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio 8th, 9th, and 11th District Courts of Appeals.

The son of a physician, Mark has dedicated his career to helping doctors and medical providers navigate the unfamiliar and high-risk landscape of medical malpractice litigation. Clients appreciate Mark’s deep and rich understanding of medicine and the industry. They know he is ready to take virtually every case to trial to protect their interests and reputations. And they count on his frank assessments of risk and potential exposure to set strategy, determine realistic objectives, and make thoughtful decisions about trying or settling every case.

Experience
  • Estate of Patient v Emergency Medicine Doctor and Emergency Medicine Group Practice:  Unanimous defense verdict in less than one hour of jury deliberations in a wrongful death case involving a young person seen in the emergency department, where insurance limits were offered and refused prior to trial with plaintiff’s expectation to obtain a newsworthy excess verdict.
  • Patient v Academic Medical Center:  Defense verdict on proximate causation in admitted negligence case alleging failure of knee replacement due to infection.
  • Patient v General Surgeon and General Surgery Practice:  Defense verdict in bile duct clipping during laparoscopic gallbladder removal case by developing a novel theory of mechanism of injury.
     

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  2. University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2008-2022)
  • Named Cleveland, OH "Lawyer of the Year" to The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2018)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (2011-2017)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2014, 2016-2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Legal Liaison Committee of the Academy of Medicine for Northern Ohio, Member
Community Affiliations
  • Reaching Heights: The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Schools Foundation, Trustee (1999-2005), Secretary (2002-2003), President (2005)

Insights

  1. Alert
    Malpractice Insurance – Contractual Indemnity and Tail Coverage (Mar 10, 2020)
  2. Article
    Medicare Fraud Civil & Criminal Penalty (May/June 2012)
  3. Presentations
    "The Anatomy of a Lawsuit and Trial" - Roetzel Seminar: Medical Malpractice Claims - The Impact of Being Sued, Ohio
    The Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  4. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)