Mark Guilfoyle

Practice/Organization Description

Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc (DBL Law) is a full-service law firm of 39 attorneys and 51 staff, with offices located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Crestview Hills, Kentucky. DBL attorneys represent private individuals and companies in many industries and areas of law including: Administrative, Banking & Commercial, Business Organizations and Taxation, Civil Litigation, Construction, Employment and Labor, Estate Planning and Probate, Healthcare, Real Estate, Technology and Workers' Compensation.

Mark D. Guilfoyle practices extensively in the area of administrative law, guiding clients through the bureaucracies and administrative processes of state and local governments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He also represents health care providers in administrative matters, and he represents employers in employment and labor relations matters.

From 1991 to 1995, Mark served in the administration of Kentucky Governor Brereton C. Jones, serving at the highest levels of the administration as General Counsel to the Governor, Budget Director and Secretary of the Governor's Executive Cabinet.

Mark has achieved success in a number of significant cases:

• Successfully defended employer in disability discrimination case. Pangburn v. Northern Kentucky Univ., 210 F.3d 372 (6th Cir. 2000).

• Obtained jury verdict for employer in sexual harassment case. Bernstein v. CA-1 Services, E.D. Ky. No. 98-CV-164-JGW.

• Successfully defended Kentucky's 24-hour waiting period/informed consent abortion law. Eubanks v. Schmidt, 126 F. Supp. 2d 451 (W.D. Ky. 2000).

• Obtained directed verdict for WCPO-TV in libel case. Johnson v. WCPO-TV, Kenton Circuit Court No. 97-CI-2512.

• Successfully defended race track in class action involving sizeable Pick Six. White v. Turfway Park, 909 F. 2d 941 (6th Cir. 1990).

Mark serves as Chairman of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Covington and as a member the Northern Kentucky University Foundation Board of Trustees. In the past, he has served as a Board member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the Alliance for Catholic Urban Education and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Kentucky

U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

J.D., George Washington University (with honors, 1983)

H.A.B., Xavier University (summa cum laude, 1980)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

National Diocesan Attorneys Association

Honors and Awards

Kentucky "Super Lawyer" ( 2007, 2008. 2010 - 2014)

Selected as Best Lawyer (2012)

Tri-State "Leading Lawyer" Cincy Business Magazine (2006-2011)

Contact

207 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017, United States

  • 859-341-1881
  • 859-341-1469

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
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