A Native Tampa Bay Resident
Mark is a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay Area. He attended Tarpon Springs High School, class of 1977. The son of an immigrant, he worked many blue collar jobs to put himself through school. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism in 1981. After working as a writer, he returned to graduate school, earning a Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 1986, with honors. He began his legal career in Tampa, then Dunedin. Mark has represented many victims of serious injury and wrongful death throughout his entire career. As a father of young children, he has a special interest in helping injured children and their families. He has handled many such cases, including the tragic deaths of clients' children. In 1996, Mark founded Roman & Gaynor after departing another Tampa Bay Area law firm.
Certified as an Expert in Civil Trial Law
Since 1986, Mark has been licensed to practice in all State courts and the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has been certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Civil Trial Law. This certification is shared by less than 2% of the Lawyers in the State of Florida. Additionally, Mark Roman has received an AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell. This is a significant rating accomplishment. It is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has previously served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Pinellas County and was recently the Chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee in Pasco County.
Respected Member of the Community
Mark has remained active in the community serving as President of the Greater Dunedin Chamber of Commerce from 1992 to 1993. Currently, he is a member of the Men of Espiritu Santo and has been a donor to the Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, and the Homeless Emergency Project. Mark is also a graduate of the Leadership Pinellas program.
Mark has volunteered his time as a pro bono attorney ad litem for abused and neglected children. Mark is married, has two sons and two daughters, and resides in Clearwater. When not involved in family activities, Mark is an avid hunter and fisherman.