Mark N. Dierks

Lead Attorney, Default Services
Florence, Kentucky

Mark N. Dierks is the Lead Attorney for Kentucky in the Default Services Practices Group, with vast experience litigating in various Courts and jurisdictions throughout Ohio and Kentucky. Mark's practice areas include Foreclosures, Evictions, Real Estate, and Creditors’ Rights litigation.

Before joining Gerner & Kearns Co., LPA, Mark was the lead Kentucky Foreclosure Counsel at Reisenfeld & Associates, Cincinnati, OH.  Prior to that he served as an Associate Attorney with Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his practice was concentrated in Creditors’ Rights representation in Foreclosures.  Previously he served as an Associate Attorney with Weltman, Weinberg & Reis in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he concentrated his practice in Creditors’ Rights representations in Bankruptcy and Collection litigation. He started his law career in general practice with Holbrook & Associates, with an emphasis on Business, Corporation, Contract, and Real Estate law.

Mark lives in the Milford area with his wife, Christine, and daughter Lizzy, a recent Engineering Graduate from the University of Cincinnati.  His late son, Drew, was also a University of Cincinnati Student, who wished to become an Attorney like his father. Mark’s interests include history and model railroading. Mark enjoys both water and snow skiing, bicycling, walking his dog, Donna, and most other outdoor sports. He is actively involved at St. Mark Lutheran Church as an Usher and Sunday School Teacher, and formerly served as its Vice President and as a Trustee.

Areas of Practice

  • Creditors' Rights
  • Foreclosure
  • Eviction
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Kent State University
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1985
    • Honors: With High Honors


  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, National Business Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar Award, 1981 - 1985
  • Law Honor Scholarship, 1985 - 1988
  • American Jurisprudence Award- Contacts 1985
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO Studies Associate, 1981 - 1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1985 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1976 - 2018
  • Milford High School, 2006 - 2012

CONTACT Information

Mark N. Dierks

Lead Attorney, Default Services

D 859.547.4031

F 859.547.4031

[email protected]

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