Chris Markus

Partner

Chris is a partner at DBL Law, representing clients in complex litigation matters before federal and state courts, arbitrators, mediators and administrative agencies. His practice includes handling disputes involving condemnation, construction, commercial transactions, healthcare, banking, trade secrets, manufacturing, bankruptcy, insurance, personal injury, and estates, wills and trusts.

Chris serves on the boards of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, and the Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  He lives in Bellevue, Kentucky with his wife, Jennifer.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Cincinnati Leading Lawyers 2019, 2020 – Cincy Magazine
  • Kentucky Rising Star, Civil Litigation Defense – Super Lawyers (2013 – 2019)
  • Order of the Curia
  • Kentucky Survey Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review
Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Member, Northern Kentucky Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Member, Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Board of Directors
  • Member, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Publications
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals:  the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act does not Apply to Contracts for Home Construction Services, Northern Kentucky Builder
  • From Main Street to Wall Street:  Mortgage Loan Securitization and New Challenges Facing Foreclosure Plaintiffs in Kentucky, Northern Kentucky Law Review (cited in In re DeShetler, 453 B.R. 295 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2011) and In re Krause, 414 B.R. 243 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2009)
  • Disciplinary Counsel vs. Gardner:  Drawing the Line Between Zealous Advocacy and Unethical Behavior, Northern Kentucky Law Review (cited in ABA/BNA Lawyer’s Manual on Professional Conduct, Criticism of Judges and Public Legal Officers)
Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
11DBL Attorney Chris Markus
Contact
cmarkus@dbllaw.com
(859) 426-2126

Education

J.D., Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, magna cum laude, 2006
B.S., University of Kentucky, 2001

Practice Areas

Construction
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
White Collar Criminal Defense