Trial Attorney, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Legal Analyst
Mark NeJame received both his Bachelor's Degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He graduated from UF’s, College of Law, in 1980. He is based primarily in Central Florida with his main office in Orlando. His firm has other satellite offices in Central Florida. He has routinely handled both state and federal cases and clients throughout Florida, having practiced in numerous counties throughout the state as well as in all of Florida’s federal district courts; the Middle, Northern, and Southern U.S. Districts. In addition to Florida, he has represented clients and handled cases in many other states and districts throughout the United States and the Caribbean including Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, California, New York, Virgin Islands, New Jersey, Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia.
For the first 25 years of his 40-year career, Mark primarily devoted his practice to criminal defense. His state and national reputation were achieved by passionately representing thousands of clients charged with essentially every type of criminal offense. Today, NeJame Law has the largest criminal defense team in Central Florida. Mark’s national representation and the reputation of the Firm’s criminal defense team make them in high demand for those who find themselves or a family member who has been arrested, investigated, or charged. Mark continues to be passionate about the rights of his clients and their entitlement to the best representation possible. He’s tackled and seen too many injustices in his illustrious career that have required the passion, skills, and dedication that Mark and NeJame Law offer.
Because of the demand for him and his Firm to provide additional types of legal services, NeJame Law expanded its practice areas several years ago and now includes strong and equally well-respected Personal Injury, Immigration, and Civil/Commercial litigation divisions. In addition, the firm has been joined by several “of counsel” lawyers who handle Foreclosure Defense, Family Law, and Bankruptcy.
Utilizing the same reputation, ethical approach, and negotiating and trial skills for which he and his firm have become renowned, NeJame Law's extraordinary Personal Injury Division helps and represents individuals and families who have been injured or killed in everything from motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall cases, negligent security, injuries caused by excessive use of force by law enforcement, dog bites, and medical malpractice.
The Immigration, Family Law, and Commercial Litigation Divisions are similarly dedicated to the same measure of excellence NeJame Law demands. Being the Founder and Senior Partner, Mark is driven in making certain that his Firm and its team of trial attorneys provide creative, aggressive, ethical, and compassionate representation in seeking the best results on behalf of its clients. Although most of Mark's cases involve regular people dealing with extraordinary events in their lives, Mark and the Firm have handled numerous high-profile cases involving judges, professionals, media celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, politicians, law enforcement officials, and renowned business people. The vast majority of such cases are often kept off the public radar and maybe resolved quietly. A small number of others either necessitate public exposure or proper handling of the media. With his vast media experience, as well as his substantial legal background and experience, Mark and his team have immense experiencing in knowing how to properly navigate a case through such issues, landmines, and considerations.
Among the many awards and accolades, Mark NeJame is honored that NeJame Law has been voted in the Orlando Business Journal’s Annual Reader's Poll as The Best Law Firm in Orlando Central Florida for several years. Mark is also recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, which acknowledges but a small number of the leading lawyers in the United States. He is also AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest-ranking given by the organization, which is the premier nationally-recognized attorney rating service. This ranking is the top ranking for both legal skills and ethics.
Mark NeJame has been named among Orlando's 50 Most Powerful People for many consecutive years in Orlando Magazine's Most Powerful annual list. Orlando Leisure Magazine also identifies Mark NeJame among Orlando's Best Lawyers. He has been further recognized in the esteemed Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite as one of the best attorneys in Florida. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, being referred to as "Orlando's Own Johnny Cochran", " The Power Worthy", "Defender is a Contender", "Orlando Power Couple", and the "Voice for the Voiceless".
Dedicated to service to others, Mark has been very active in a variety of civil, charity, and political functions, having hosted multiple charitable and political events. He is co-founder and intimately involved, along with his wife, with Runway to Hope, a charity that provides assistance, research, help, and support to children with pediatric cancer and their families. Runway to Hope has been voted or recognized as The Best Charity Event in Central Florida a staggering 13 times. He has been honored to receive the Award for Excellence in Fundraising by a Nonprofit, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He and his wife, Josie, have also been named Philanthropist of the Year for 2014. He was awarded Humanitarian of the Year by Onyx Magazine. In 2017 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Philanthropy. Mark has served on the board of directors for many charities. He is politically active as well, having hosted among others, President Biden at his home.
Mark has been contracted on different occasions as a Legal Analyst and Commentator for both CNN and HLN. He has also been a contributor to CNN.com. Mark was also previously contracted as a Legal Analyst and Commentator with Central Florida News 13 and also WKMG, providing regular legal commentary and insight on legal matters occurring throughout Central Florida several days a week.
Mark NeJame is frequently sought out as a legal speaker, lecturer, and commentator and has been recognized and given awards by numerous organizations. He has been a featured speaker for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Association of Black Narcotics Officers, innumerable other law enforcement groups, the Florida Private Investigators Association, and has voluntarily taught law enforcement for approximately 25 years.
Mark has appeared on numerous national television programs including, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Piers Morgan Show, The Canadian News Network (CBC), Nancy Grace Show, The Dr. Phil Show, Dr. Drew Show, American Greed, MSNBC, FOX News, Joy Behar Show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Geraldo Rivera, Studio B with Shepard Smith, Inside Edition, Greta van Susteren, Court TV, TruTv, as well as a variety of ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox national and local news segments and affiliates. Mark was an Emmy nominee, along with the rest of the WKMG news team, where he provided ongoing legal analysis and commentary on the Casey Anthony trial.
Always a serial entrepreneur, Mark has diversified over the years in a variety of businesses which include social media, real estate, entertainment, PPE supplies, and service products.
Mark’s interests include world traveling, business, and gardening. He is a dedicated and loving husband to his wife Josie and their two daughters, Valentina and Alessandra. The NeJame Family motto is “To those who much is given, much is expected” and something that he and his family strive for regularly.
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Areas of Practice: Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Commercial/Civil Litigation, Immigration.