Mr. Wakefield is an accomplished trial lawyer specializing in the areas of product liability, industrial machine product safety and employer intentional torts. He is author of a national publication on product liability pretrial practices and strategies, and is a frequent lecturer on employer intentional torts and related product safety issues throughout the State of Ohio.
Mark has obtained million dollar recoveries for clients in both state and federal courts. He has served as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law and as the alumni advisor of the law school’s international moot court team.
Mark is a member of Master Bencher in the American Inns of Court, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (OATL) and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers (CATA). He has been recognized on the Best Lawyers in America list.
Some of Mark’s areas of focus include: product liability, industrial machine product safety, and employer intentional torts.
After being severely injured in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, a young woman made a claim against her insurance agent for failing to obtain complete automobile insurance coverage. After receiving the limits of the driver’s coverage, the passenger received an additional $500,000 from the agent due to the agent’s failure to obtain uninsured motorist coverage.
While setting traffic barrels at a night time construction site, a laborer was struck by a car being driven by an intoxicated driver. The insurance companies of the driver, the construction company and the laborer’s employer were ultimately persuaded to resolve the laborer’s claims of brain injury and orthopaedic damages for approximately $3,000,000.
While sorting metal at a scrapyard, a laborer lost both his legs above the ankles when he was struck by the bucket of an excavator. The excavator was defective due to an absence of motion alarms, and the operator was negligent for operating the equipment in a very small yard with the sun in his eyes.