Background

Mark Colantonio

Mark Colantonio

Education

  • West Virginia University J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review, 1986
  • West Virginia University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Publications

The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and Its Impact on Hospital Law, West Virginia University Law Review Journal, 91 W. Va. L. Rev. 91 (1988-1989)

Biography

Mark joined the Firm in 2017 after practicing with a plaintiff's litigation firm in Weirton, West Virginia for 30 years where he was a partner.

Mark represents individuals injured in and affected by workplace accidents, catastrophic injuries, product defects, construction and industrial accidents, coal mining and gas drilling accidents, explosions, electrical injuries, and defective prescription drugs and medical devices. Mark also devotes a large portion of his practice to representing individuals and businesses against insurance companies, class actions, complex civil litigation, and complex commercial litigation. Mark has tried to verdict cases in various state and federal courts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Mark has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 Million, including a $33.4 Million settlement obtained on the behalf of three workers killed in an industrial explosion in a case that garnered national attention. Other examples of Mark's verdicts and settlements include: $30 Million recovery in an environmental insurance coverage dispute, $12.5 Million personal injury settlement, $6.8 Million medical malpractice settlement; $5.25 Million product liability settlement, $5 Million coal mining explosion settlement, $3.5 Million workplace explosion wrongful death settlement, $2 Million oil and gas drilling explosion settlement, $1.8 Million motorcycle collision settlement, $1.5 Million trucking collision settlement, and $1.5 Million coal mining surface accident settlement. Mark has also successfully represented clients in several class actions.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in 1983. He graduated with honors at the top of his engineering class. Mark obtained his Juris Doctor in 1986 from West Virginia University where he graduated second in his class and earned the distinction of Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mark was also a member of the West Virginia Law Review.

Mark has successfully argued cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He has also been named as a West Virginia Super Lawyer by his peers every year since 2010.

Mark is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Mark resides in his hometown of Weirton, West Virginia with his wife and two children.

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