Mark R. Weaver is an experienced attorney who has handled a wide variety of legal matters including public records lawsuits, Ohio Supreme Court litigation, media law, and prosecution of felony sex abuse cases.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Weaver was a Communications Director with the Republican Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He also ran a GOP communications consulting firm serving more than 100 clients. During the Reagan Administration, he was appointed to serve as the Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, where he regularly briefed the national press corps on high-profile criminal matters. Following that, he was Vice President of one of the largest communications firms on the East Coast.
From 1990 through 1995, he was Vice President and General Counsel for a national political communications firm in Washington, D.C. In this position, he advised numerous state and national Republican officeholder across America, including several in Ohio.
From 1995 through 1999, Mr. Weaver was Ohio's Deputy Attorney General, where he was responsible for public records law, crisis management, strategic counseling, and all communications for an agency with 1400 employees and 50,000 cases. He also served on the Attorney General's Executive Staff and acted as a senior policy advisor and chief spokesman. While there, he authored a National Association of Attorneys General Management Study on communications management in five different state attorney general offices.
Mr. Weaver is now Of Counsel to the Columbus law firm of Isaac, Brant, Ledman & Teetor where he continues to provide legal services to the Attorney General's office as well as several Ohio counties. He also is a part-time felony-level prosecutor in Southern Ohio, where he primarily prosecutes child sex abuse cases.
He teaches graduate level political science at the University of Akron, Election Law at the University of Akron Law School,and Media Law at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law.
Mr. Weaver holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Public Administration from the Kutztown State University in Pennsylvania. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from the Delaware Law School at Widener University, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.