MARK B. YESLOW
Mark’s roots in both the law and his native state of Florida go deep. He is the son of Rose Marie and Judge Jack Yeslow. Born in Hollywood Florida in 1961, Mark attended high school at Nova High in Ft. Lauderdale, where he lettered in Water Polo. After high school, Mark attended Florida State University majoring in Economics with a Spanish minor. As an undergraduate, Mark worked his way through school at IBM in its Tallahassee sales office. He also spent six months in Central America polishing up his Spanish skills prior to entering law school.
Mark attended law school at his beloved Florida State University. He graduated with honors in 1986. While in law school Mark was awarded the Ralph E. Bailey scholarship and was on the Florida State University Law Review. In addition, Mark was privileged to be chosen as a research assistant for one of the law school’s most distinguished professors.
With his goal of being a trial attorney foremost in his mind, Mark began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 1986. In his two years with the State Attorney’s Office he tried well over 70 jury trials.
In 1988 Mark began his civil trial practice with Jeff Troy. Mark was a principle with Troy & Yeslow P.A. until his partner Jeff’s retirement. In 2000 the firm of Yeslow & Koeppel was formed. Mark Yeslow and his partner Steve Koeppel have been long time friends. They met at FSU in law school, forming a lasting friendship and legal partnership. Together Steve and Mark have developed one of the most experienced and well respected civil trial firms in South West Florida.
Mark genuinely enjoys his occupation. At the trial level he has tried well over a hundred cases in South West Florida. He has also been successful in his appellate practice in both state and federal appeals courts. Mark’s overwhelming winning percentage in litigation is achieved by a very common sense approach to the law…prepare hard and believe in your case. Mark believes that success comes when one has complete command of the facts and the law of the particular case. The lawyer who wins is the lawyer who knows the facts and the law best and truly believes in his client. In a nutshell, success is achieved through hard work and belief in your client’s case.
In addition to his successful practice, Mark is very involved with his family and community. He has enjoyed positions of leadership on various community and religious associations. He is very proud of his lovely wife Lisa and his three children Jack, Elizabeth and Joseph.
After over 30 years of practice, Mark has gained experience but has not lost his love of the law, nor has he lost his desire to win. Please feel free to ask Mark about his recent trial results. Mark wins by being dedicated to his client’s case. He is determined to provide every client with the absolute best legal service he and his firm can provide.