Mark E. Mastrangelo

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Mark E. Mastrangelo

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Workers’ Compensation Section
 
Contact:
Office: 216-787-3030
Mark.Mastrangelo@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
 
Mark has been with the office since 1983 and has represented the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for over thirty-five years. Mark has handled several thousand cases in various common pleas courts and has tried dozens of workers’ compensation actions. In addition to statutory court appeals, Mark has handled constitutional challenges, state privilege laws concerning ERISA, and intentional tort fund reimbursement challenges in the federal courts.  He has handled and argued cases in numerous appellate jurisdictions, the Ohio Supreme Court, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.  In addition to workers’ compensation appeals, Mark has handled complicated class action litigation on behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission of Ohio.
 
Mark continues to serve as the section’s unit supervisor for the northern regional offices, coordinating the work teams, the computerized docket report, and the planning and scheduling of client-based mediation activities.  He has served as the Chief and the Assistant Chief of the Workers’ Compensation Section for the Ohio Attorney General and was responsible for the statewide management and supervision of court actions brought against the Commission and the Bureau during his years in that position.  Mark also served as the Managing Attorney and the Assistant Managing Attorney of the Cleveland Regional Office and was responsible for the local management of several sections based in that office.    As a member of the securities litigation group Mark handled matters for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Public Employees’ Retirement System concerning violations of the Securities and Exchange Act by various investment companies.  In addition to workers’ compensation court practice, Mark was one of the initial trial attorneys involved in the planning, implementation, operation, and management of the attorney general’s drug house nuisance abatement program.  That program received recognition from the President’s Commission on Model State Drug Laws in 1993.  While serving as Managing Attorney in Cleveland, Mark participated in and provided legal counsel to the U.S. Marshal’s “Fugitive Safe Surrender” program which set a national record in Cleveland for the processing of 7,431 fugitives in 2010.  
 
Mark is a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation legal issues and nuisance based legal remedies to combat illegal narcotics activities occurring in local communities.  He has spoken at both local and the state  bar association, the Ohio Judicial College, business groups, union groups, the Ohio Association for Justice, the FBI Academy, and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  He has authored articles in the Workers’ Compensation Journal of Ohio and co-authored an ongoing legal treatise “Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law, Practice Guide,” Thomson/Reuters/West Publishing from 1996 through 2010.  In addition to outside recognition for office activities, Mark has received personal recognition with professionalism awards in 1999 and 2006 from the Attorney General, and a teamwork award in 2014.
 
Mark is a 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1982 graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.   He is licensed in Ohio and the U. S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.