Mark Louis Dobias

Mark Louis Dobias

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Mark L. Dobias has practiced law since 1983. He has a varying practice with emphasis on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury law.

An experienced Criminal Defense attorney with proven trial and appellate experience. Clients need to understand the law and possible long-term consequences of a conviction and potential resolutions of their matter.

It is equally important that clients have a full understanding of the proceedings and evidence against them so they can make informed decisions about their future. Sometimes that means telling clients what they don't want to hear, but what they need to hear and understand to make an informed decision.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: 1981 National Moot Court Competition
  • Lake Superior State College, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Biology

Published Works

  • Disposition of Art Objects with a Past (with Elizabeth DuMouchelle), Michigan Bar Journal, June, 2003


  • Central Savings Bank


  • Adjunct Professor Criminal Law and Procedure, Lake Superior State University, 1986 - 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan Bar Association, 1983 - Present
  • Chippewa County Bar Association, 1984 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Chippewa County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 1985 - 1990