CHRISTOPHER J. MALLIN, Attorney at Law.
I have been in the private practice of law since 1974, with
offices on Broadway in Bedford from 1974 to 1985, in Bedford Heights from 1985 to 2004, and in Suffield Township, Portage County, since May, 2004..
I graduated from Bedford High School in 1968. I studied economics
at the James Madison College of
Michigan State University, where I
was admitted to the honorary society of
Phi Beta Kappa. I graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor
of arts degree magna cum laude in 1971. In 1998, I was elected a
trustee of the Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa.
I attended the Law
School of Case Western Reserve
University, where I graduated in 1974. I was admitted to the
practice of law by the Supreme Court of Ohio on April 27, 1974.
I have served in public office in two capacities. I was elected
to the Board of Education of the Bedford City School District in 1971
and served a four-year term in that office. In 1975, I was elected to
the Council of the City of Bedford Heights and was re-elected in 1979
and again in 1983.
My clients are ordinary people - individuals, families, and small
businesses. I provide each of my clients with my personal attention
to their legal needs - I use no "paralegals" or junior assistants. I
take my responsibility to each client seriously, "Defending the
Constitution, One Citizen at a Time." From time to time, it becomes
necessary to take a client's case to the Court of Appeals to make
certain the client is properly protected. I have counselled several
successful appeals cases, some involving interpretation of the Ohio
DUI law and the Ohio DUS law, and some involving sorting out
ownership of property in Probate cases. My most recent cases in Courts of Appeals have involved defendaing homeowners in foreclosure cases.
I am a member of the Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Each
year, I attend a week-long seminar to ensure that I remain current on
new laws enacted by the Ohio Legislature, and on new interpretations
of old laws by Ohio courts.
I remain dedicated to preserving the system of justice that is
enshrined in the Constitution
of the United States, whether or not it is politically popular to
represent any particular client in any particular circumstance at any