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Hired Mark to deal with a charge of academic misconduct brought against me. From day 1 he handled every aspect of the entire arduous process, and was very knowledgeable on how things were going to go. He knew what info he needed from me and once he had it he went to work. He contacted my school and filed tons of paperwork getting all ducks in a row for my academic trial. This included contacting multiple witnesses, and getting written testimonies from each of them, and going back and forth with the school (played hardball) to get more information that was crucial in proving my innocence. He even went so far to have me do a mock trial in his office to prep me for the real trail... very thorough. The trial result was not in my favor but Mark had a 9-page appeal ready to go the next day. On my behalf, he appealed the decision to the VP of my University and the ruling was completely overturned. Without Mark’s knowledge of this whole process, and the appeal process, I would not have had a positive outcome at all. In addition to failing the class, I was also facing possible suspension from the university. Very glad I hired Mark Weiker to save me.
— Former Client
I was unlawfully terminated by my employer while on FMLA leave in an attempt to deny me short-term disability benefits and wages. As soon as I got my termination letter I contacted Mark Weiker and he responded to me the same day. In the same week he had submitted a letter to my employer on my behalf and we were able to resolve the issue without litigation. I am now able to file my short term disability claim and my employer agreed to pay me my full wages for the two weeks they did not allow me to return to work. If I had not reached out to Mark Weiker I know that I would have missed a full month of wages. Mark is pleasant to work with, very professional, and takes the time to listen to your situation to understand it fully. I was also very satisfied with the fees in comparison to other firms I had first looked at.
— Former Client
I’ve known Mark for nearly 20 years. He’s a conscientious person on top of being a practical, smart lawyer. He knows how to get things done, which translates into positive results for his clients. Mark is at the top of my list of lawyers to work with when I have the opportunity.
— Community Member
I would recommend Mark Weiker to anyone looking for an excellent attorney. Mark genuinely cared about me and my situation and put everything he had into my case. His timely responses and flexible availability were far beyond my expectations. Working with Mark was a great experience, and I am truly grateful to have had him on my side.
— Former Client
Mr. Weiker is a very professional and caring attorney. The needs of the client are always first and top priority. He is very diligent on finding the right solution for your situation. People friendly, fair and honest. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
— Former Client

Mark A. Weiker, Esq. 

Background

Mark focuses his practice on representing students in business, employment and education issues. Mark's student advocacy began in law school, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association and as an extern with the Columbus City Schools Legal Department. Following law school, Mark served for 4 years as day-to-day and defense counsel to public schools throughout Ohio. Mark co-founded the firm of Albeit Weiker with the intent of becoming an advocate for students and parents. Mark has lectured and written on many issues affecting students, including on the subjects of Title IX, FMLA, ADA discrimination, transgender student discrimination, bullying, FERPA, Ohio student privacy laws, public records, student-led NCAA pools and student drug testing. 

Mark lives in Bexley with his wife, daughter, son, and dog. 

Education

  • THE Ohio State University; B.S., 2002
  • Capital University; J.D., 2010, (Student Bar Association President; Order of the Curia; Dean’s Award for Public Service)

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 2010;
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2012

Practice Areas

Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star; 2015, 2016, 2017
  • "Superb" rating by Avvo.com, Lawyer Rating Service

Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Education Law Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association; Barrister Leadership Program (2011-2012); Young Lawyers Committee
  • Bexley Chamber of Commerce, Governing Board Member; Taste of Bexley Committee;
  • Bexley, Ohio Tax Incentive Review Commission
  • Web Wise Seniors, Inc., Board of Directors
  • hChoices, LLC, Board of Directors
  • Franklinton Gardens, Board of Directors
  • Toastmasters International
  • Mid-Day Club
  • Of Counsel to Barkan Meizlish, LLP