Mark C. Melko

Mark C. Melko

Partner
P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516
EMAIL mmelko@isaacwiles.com

Assistant Meggan Masucci 614.340.7437 mmasucci@isaacwiles.com
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In a sense, Mark Melko grew up at the firm, joining as a clerk in 1996.

Over the years, he developed a true love of the courtroom, as representing clients at trial showcases two of his core strengths: outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to think on his feet.

A partner in the Isaac Wiles litigation group, his primary focus is insurance and business law. In the insurance realm, he typically handles the atypical: major catastrophic loss cases. A variety of businesses turn to Mark for intellectual property and non-compete disputes.

Beyond insurance cases, Mark has extensive experience handing injunction proceedings.

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Services

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Education

  • Capital University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998
  • Miami University, B.A., 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2005
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case studies

Acheson Agri-Trucking v. Vita-Line Products
Logan County Court of Common Pleas
Case No. CV 15 07 0224
Obtained dismissal of defendant in interstate trucking case.

Matthew Banks v. Keith Crump
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Case No. CV 13 809542
Obtained dismissal of defendant in assault and battery case arising out of shooting.

Dayton Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center v. Meridian Healthcare Group
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Case No. 3:10-cv-128
Obtained verdict in favor of counter-claimant for breach of contract.

Herlihy Moving & Storage v. Adecco USA
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Case No. 2:09-cv-931
Obtained jury verdict in favor of plaintiff in breach of oral contract claim.

Donald E. Zang v. Matthew Cones
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
Case No. A1203403
Argued and obtained summary judgment on behalf of a firefighting clothing manufacturer in a product liability case.

Craig D. Pinkerton v. J & H Reinforcing
Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fourth District
Case No. 10CA3386
Obtained appellate affirmation of summary judgment in favor of construction manager in a worksite injury case.

Novak v. Farneman
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Case No. 2:10-cv-768
Successfully defended defendants in a preliminary injunction hearing alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.

Damon’s Restaurants v. Eileen K
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Case No. 2:4-cv-1028
Successfully represented franchisor in case against franchisee for violating franchise agreement.

Ohio Department of Transportation v. Orange Barrel Media
Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth District
Case No. 06AP-762
Successfully defended media company in case brought by Ohio Department of Transportation seeking injunction requiring removal of downtown signage.

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articles & presentations

Presentations

  • Speaker at 2007 OACTA Summer Conference
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professional & community activities

Professional

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer, Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Mediator, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Community

  • Adjunct Professor of Business, Ohio Dominican University
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Honors

  • Order of the Curia Dean’s List, Capital University
  • Capital University Law Review
  • Recipient, Corpus Juris Secundum Award
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star list (2005, 2010 - 2012)