Andrews & Pontius, LLC
4817 State Road-Suite 100
P.O. Box 10 Ashtabula, Ohio
44005-0010
Tel. (440) 998-6835
Fax. (440) 992-6336
info@andrewspontius.com

Contact Us

In order to help you more quickly, please fill out the quick form and submit or call (440) 998-6835. A representative of the firm will call you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Attorney Profiles

Andrews & Pontius, LLC is the preeminent general practice law firm serving Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Ashtabula, Lake, Trumbull, Geauga, Mahoning, and Cuyahoga. Most of us are Ohio born or educated, and all of us are proud Ohioans and neighbors in our local communities.  We respect our clients and pledge to provide them with the committed, highly professional legal representation and personal service they deserve.

Find out more about our firm's lawyers by reviewing their personal bios:

Experienced and personal legal services throughout Northeast Ohio

For skillful and personalized assistance on a wide range of legal matters in Ashtabula, Lake, Trumbull, Geauga, Mahoning, and Cuyahoga counties, call the lawyers of Andrews & Pontius, LLC at 440-998-6835 or contact us online.

 

Mark W. Andrews, Managing Partner

Email: mandrews@andrewspontius.com | Phone: 440-998-6835

Honors: BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® 

Bar admissions and memberships

  • Ohio, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of School Board Attorneys
  • National Association of School Board Attorneys

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1976
  • Ohio State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1972

Professional experience

  • Sheldon, Kaufman & Coxon, later Sheldon & Andrews, 1976–1988
  • Solo practitioner, 1988–1999
  • Andrews & Pontius, LLC, 1999–present
  • Acting judge for the Ashtabula Municipal Court

Practice areas

  • School law
  • Labor law
  • Employment law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Probate

  • Corporate law
  • Business law
  • Real estate
  • Trial practice

Born: 1950, Ashtabula, Ohio

 

David E. Pontius, Managing Partner

Email: dpontius@andrewspontius.com | Phone: 440-998-6835

Honors: BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® 

Bar admissions and memberships

  • Ohio, 1979
  • Supreme Court of the U.S., 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as a Specialist, Past Chair
  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers), Past Member of the Board of Governors
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association, President 1992—1993
  • American Association for Justice

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1979
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Journalism, 1974

Professional experience

  • Doyle, Lewis and Warner, 1979–1981
  • Nicholson and Sartini Co., LPA, 1981–1983
  • Nicholson & Pontius, 1983–1999
  • Andrews & Pontius, LLC, 1999–present
  • Community Board of Directors of First Merit Bank, N.A.
  • Past Solicitor for the City of Ashtabula and the Villages of Jefferson, Orwell and Rock Creek

Practice areas

  • Negligence law/auto accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Toxic tort
  • Employer liability
  • Commercial litigation
  • Municipal law
  • Estate planning
  • Trial practice
  • Wrongful death

Born: 1952, Ashtabula, Ohio

Back to top

 

Jeffrey A. Ford, Partner

Email: jford@andrewspontius.com | Phone: 440-998-6835

Honors: BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® 

Bar admissions and memberships

  • Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1983
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1982
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Secondary Education, 1979

Professional experience

  • Founder of Diamond, Dubsky and Ford, Ashtabula County, 1983
  • Diamond, Dubsky and Ford—merged with Andrews & Pontius, LLC, 2002–present

Practice areas

  • Negligence law
  • Domestic relations
  • Commercial litigation

  • Probate
  • Trial practice

Born: 1956, Conneaut, Ohio

 

Back to top

Philip E. Cordova, Partner

Email: pcordova@andrewspontius.com | Phone: 440-998-6835

Bar admissions and memberships

  • Ohio, 2001
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education 

  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Kent State University, B.B.A., Business Management, Dean's List, 1990

Professional experience: Phil has practiced at Andrews & Pontius, LLC since being admitted to the bar.

Practice areas

  • Juvenile law
  • Domestic relations
  • Criminal defense

Birth: 1967, Manila, Philippines

 

Jason L. Fairchild, Associate

Email: jfairchild@andrewspontius.com | Phone: 440-998-6835

Bar admissions and memberships

  • Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2007
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu, B.A., Political and Historical Studies, 2002
  • Monterey Peninsula Community College, A.A., General Studies with emphasis on the Czechoslovakian Language, 1995

Professional experience

  • U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Branch, 1994–2002
  • Andrews & Pontius, LLC, 2005–present

Practice areas:

 

  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal defense
  • General practice

Born: 1973, Fayette, Alabama

Back to top