Mark S. Edelman
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  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1986)

    Law Review

  • University of Michigan (B.A., History, 1983)


Bar Admissions
  • Illinois 1987
  • Ohio 1986


  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2022
  • The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Member of the Governing Committee
  • Chambers USA / Nationwide - Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Cleveland Financial Services Regulation "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Financial Services Regulation Law), 2007–2023
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Cleveland, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, 2014
  • "Top 10 National Consumer Financial Services Attorney", Chambers USA, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer



  • Consumer Bankers Association, Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Consumer Financial Services (Member); Personal Property Finance Subcommittee (Former Co-Chair)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • ACA International, Members Attorney Program


  • University of Michigan Club of Cleveland, Scholarship Committee Chair

Outside the Office

Mark is a fitness enthusiast and self-proclaimed “gym rat." He is also an avid Cleveland Indians fan and has attended the Indians’ baseball fantasy camp. (He even has his face on a baseball card.)

what my clients say

"Mark is very responsive and I rely on his knowledge extensively to ensure we are operating within a culture of compliance."

Chambers 2022 Client Commentary

"He provides excellent service and works hard to meet client needs and expectations."

Chambers 2022 Client Commentary