Mark E. Phillips

Mark E. Phillips

Gahanna, Ohio

Mr. Phillips is originally from Steubenville, Ohio. In his 30+ years as an attorney in the Columbus area, he has primarily practiced law in the areas of business law and family law. His business law practice currently involves the creation of businesses, the purchase and/or sale of businesses, the resolution of employment issues, the drafting and negotiating of commercial leases, the general representation of skilled professionals (physicians, dentists) and litigating business disputes including evictions. Mr. Phillips has also represented clients in tax disputes with the IRS.

While currently focusing his practice in the area of business law and real estate (both residential and commercial), Mr. Phillips has also practiced extensively in the areas of probate administration and estate planning, residential and commercial real estate, domestic relations (divorces, dissolutions, post-decree matters) and adoptions.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Business Formation
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Real Estate
  • Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1985
  • West Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Genoa Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 2015-2018
  • Vice Chairman, Genoa Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 2018
  • Member, Genoa Township Police Advisory Board, 2011-2015
  • Elected Member, Delaware County Central Committee, 2014-2018
  • Committee Chairman, Genoa Township Business Association
  • Member, Genoa Township Business Association, 2010 to present
  • Past President, Local Kiwanis Club
  • Political Candidate, Ohio House of Representatives, 2010
  • Member, WHS Scholarship Board of Trustees, 2004-2018
  • Member, Medallion Membership Development Board, 2011
  • Medallion, Board Member 2011-2015
  • Medallion Board Chairman, 2014-2015
  • Board Member, Shiloh River Corporation, 1985
  • Board Member, Homeowners’ Association