R. Mark Gottfried Perez Morris Headshot


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O | (216) 621-5161

1300 E. 9th Street

Suite 1600

Cleveland, OH 44114



Workers’ Compensation

Labor & Employment

Property Loss & Subrogration



Case Western Reserve School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1986

Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, 1983



R. Mark Gottfried, a seasoned workers’ compensation lawyer, joined Perez Morris’ Cleveland office in 2022. Mark is passionate about helping employers develop and manage their workers’ compensation programs, and his experience enables him to simplify complex issues so that common sense solutions can be identified and implemented.

Mark encourages employers to view claims as an opportunity to engage and collaborate with their workforce, to address workplace risks and incident protocols and to ensure employees are placed in the right roles to support company and personal growth. Mark works to prevent abuses of the workers’ compensation system via a range of strategies to limit liability, from legal challenges to uncovering key evidence through video surveillance and independent medical examinations.

Mark represents employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation, including death claims, safety and OSHA violations, Medicare compliance, fraudulent claims and Violations of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) investigation and defense. His practice focuses on representing employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio as well as claims management, working closely with employers and third-party administrators from the onset of an injury to final resolution of a claim. Mark represents both self-insured and State-funded employers throughout Ohio.

Mark has a wide range of civil litigation experience representing employers in workers’ compensation matters in the Ohio Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Common Pleas Court.

Mark is married and has two children.




Ohio Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Northern District


Memberships & Affiliations



  • “Collaborative Claims Management,” Ohio Self-Insured Association (OSIA), June 16, 2022


Awards & Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016