Mark A. Stanton

Short, Shepherd & Stanton

Mark has been in private practice since 1983 and is one of the foremost criminal defense attorneys in northeast Ohio.  During that time, he has served as lead trial counsel in more than 200 major felony cases, as trial counsel in excess of 150 aggravated murder and murder cases, and as lead counsel in more than 60 civil cases involving, among other things, commercial disputes, personal injury, medical malpractice, and shareholder derivative actions.  Mark is also a leading death penalty lawyer in Ohio, having served as lead counsel in excess of 50 capital cases, 20 of which went to trial.

Prior to entering private practice, Mark served in both the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.  In that time, Mark tried more than 100 civil and criminal cases, made more than 30 appearances in the Ohio Courts of Appeal, and argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio on 5 separate occasions.

In addition to his private practice, Mark currently serves as the Magistrate for the city of Parma Heights, a position that he has held since March 2010.  As well, Mark is a member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Layers, the Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and he is a life member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference of Ohio.

Other Task Force Members

Ahmed A. Abonamah (Clerk)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Evan T. Byron (Clerk)

Chernett Wasserman Yarger, LLC

A. Steven Dever

A. Steven Dever Co., L.P.A.

Robert S. Frost

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Stuart I. Garson

Seaman Garson LLC

Kerin L. Kaminski

Giffen & Kaminski, LLC

Irene C. Keyse-Walker

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Barbara A. Lum (Clerk)

Thompson Hine LLP

Retired Judge Timothy E. McMonagle (Co-Chair)

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

David M. Paris

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy

James D. Robenalt (Co-Chair)

Thompson Hine LLP

Jan L. Roller

Davis & Young LPA

Barbara K. Roman

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Carter E. Strang

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Roger M. Synenberg

Synenberg & Associates, LLC

Taras G. Szmagala

Eaton Corporation

Russell W. Tye

Tye & Associates, L.P.A.

Michael N. Ungar

Ulmer Berne LLP

David R. Watson

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Robin G. Weaver

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP