Rick Marks is a family law attorney in Kent, Ohio. For more than 25 years, Rick has focused his practice exclusively on domestic relations matters, including divorce and dissolution, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, division of property and retirement, closely held businesses, prenuptial agreements. and post-decree modification and enforcement. He provides highly effective legal counsel and compassionate support for family law clients in Portage and Summit Counties.

For the past nine consecutive years (2016-2024), Rick has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multiphase selection process is peer influenced and research driven, selecting the top 5% of attorneys in Ohio to the Super Lawyers list each year.

Rick was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Akron School of Law. He met his wife, Beth, through their common interest in running. They were married in 1995. In the same year, they co-founded Marks & Chandler Co., L.P.A. in Kent as a two-attorney law firm focused solely on practicing family law.

Beth ultimately transitioned her practice to education law (a natural fit for the former high school teacher), representing public school teachers and employees for the Ohio Education Association. Rick continued Marks & Chandler as a solo practice law firm.

Rick and Beth live in Summit County. They have two daughters. Nathalie is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University. Anna currently attends The Ohio State University. In their leisure time, Rick and Beth enjoy hiking, biking, and getting together with family and friends.

  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Akron Bar Association
    Family Law Section
  • Portage County Bar Association
    Domestic Relations Committee, Past Chairman
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Selected to Super Lawyers®, 2016-2022
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best, 2016-2022
  • Family Law Attorney & Practice Magazine, Top 10 Family Law Attorney, 2018-2022