Attorney Profile

W. Mark Jump

Mark Jump

Jump Legal Group, LLC
2130 Arlington Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone 614-481-7216
Fax 1-866-334-2208
Industry Groups: American Bankruptcy Institute, American Consumer Bankrutpcy College, Better Business Bureau, National Associaton Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2015


Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 years middle-image Selected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy: Consumer

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W. Mark Jump is the founder of Jump Legal Group, LLC; a four (4)  lawyer law firm focused on helping individuals, families and small business owners who are experiencing financial difficulty and creditor harassment . Mr. Jump serves as managing partner of the firm.  He primarily represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings under both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Mr. Jump has also helped clients with non-bankruptcy, debt-relief alternatives such as debt settlement  and mortgage loan modification. Mr. Jump and his firm are  active litigating foreclosure cases throughout Ohio on behalf of homeowners.  These efforts  have allowed many homeowners to save their homes without  filing for bankruptcy protection. Furthermore, Mr. Jump and his firm help consumers victimized by improper debt collection by prosecuting claims , both individually and on a class wide basis, under the FDCPA and the TCPA. Lastly, his firm is currently pioneering a student loan law practice area and in 2014 authored "The Truth about Student Loans" which will help  graduates  better understand their student debt  repayment and debt forgiveness options.

Professionally, Mr. Jump is widely recognized as a leader in his field.  He has spoken on many bankruptcy related topics over the years at a number of continuing legal education seminars. Most recently, Mr. Jump spoke on the topic of how to effectvely manage a bankruptcy practice at the 2013 Bankruptcy Law Institute ( BLI )  held at the Columbus Bar Association. Mr. Jump was selected to serve on the 2012  and 2014 Bench Bar Committee and spoke at the most recent district wide meeting.  He has  spoken a number of times at  the fall and winter seminars put on by the Credit Education Coalition ( CEC ). Mr. Jump is a former President and current board member of CEC. In 2012,  he started a Chapter 13 Liaison Committee, which he currently chairs.  In 2013 , the Columbus  Chapter 13 Trustees selected Mr. Jump and one other attorney to serve on a district wide committee to address Chapter 13 plan language relating to attorneys fees. Mr. Jump continues to serve on the district wide Standing Local Bankrutpcy Rules Committee, which he has served on since 2009. In 2011, Mr. Jump was elected President of the American Consumer Bankruptcy College ( ACBC), composed of practicing consumer bankruptcy attorneys from around the country. He remains active in ACBC and is a member of the American Bankrutpcy Insititute ( ABI ) , the National Association of Consumer Bankrutpcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates ( NACA ).

While maintaining a busy practice, Mr. Jump and his firm are active in the  community. He helped start a Credit Abuse Resistance  and Education ( CARE) program.  He and his firm have participated  in their local bar's  pro-bono initiative. He currently participates and volunteers for a number of charities throughout central Ohio.  

Mr. Jump is a graduate of Capital University Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Miami University. Jump Legal Group, LLC serves clients throughout central Ohio from its office locations in the cities of Columbus, Lancaster, Delaware and Zanesville.

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About Mark Jump

Law School: Capital University Law School

Admitted: 1994, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Spoke at the 2013 Columbus Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Institue seminar on the following topic:  "Manage Your Practice , Don't Let Your Practice Manage You". Mr. Jump presented a powerpoint presentation on time management , practicing law and business management and various marketing and technological issues facing bankruptcy attorneys, 2013
  • Was appointed by the Columbus Chapter 13 Trustees to serve on a district  wide committee compoosed of Trustees and a practitioners to draft language relating to attorney fees in the new district wide model Chapter 13 Plan., 2013
  • Served  on the 2012 and 2014  Bench Bar  Committee  which plans  a district wide day long discussion between the banch  and bar.  In addition to helping to plan both the 2012 adn 2014 event, Mr. Jump also was a speaker at both events., 2012
  • Started and Currently Chairs the Credit Education Coalition ( CEC ) , Chapter 13 Liaison Committee, composed of the members of the bar and the Chapter 13 Trustees. A second Chapter 13 Trustee has been Appointed in the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division. Mr Jump has lead this initiative to improve communciation between the Trustees and the members of the bar., 2011
  • Member, Local Bankruptcy Rules Standing Committee and Consumer Bankruptcy Sub-Committee, 2009
  • Appointed by the Bankrutpcy Judges of the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division to sit on a Chapter 13 Committee composed of members of the Bar, Trustees and the Judges., 2008
  • American Consumer Bankruptcy College (ACBC), Member and recently elected President for 2011 to 2012.  ACBC is composed of bankruptcy attorneys from around the country and membership is by invitation only., 2007
  • Currently serving on the Standing Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • Moderated a Panel of attorneys for the  2010 Columbus Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Institute ( BLI) which discussed various mortgage issues under Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), Member
  • Columbus Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Consumer Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • Former Chairman, Local Chapter of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program (C.A.R.E.)
  • Creditor Education Coalition (CEC), Past President and Trustee
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Jump served as a volunteer teacher at Bexley High School for the local Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) committee. CARE is a national financial literacy program desigend to help teens and young adults use future credit wisely. Mr. Jump helped start the local CARE committee in 2009 and served as its first Chairman, 2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Featured as a guest on Fox 28/Channel 6 Good Day Columbus, discussing Student Loans and Chapter 13, 2015
  • Authored  a book summarizing the little understood non bankruptcy income based repayment programs available to graduates, the challenges presented by private loans and bankruptcy options., "Book Smart. Dirt Poor. The Truth About Student Loans", 2015
  • Lectured  on the interplay  between Foreclosure  Defense and Chapter 13 bankruptcy during a CLE  at the Columbus Convention Center, Presenter, LawReview CLC, 2012
  • Presented and  served as Moderator of a  panel regarding short  sales as a solution for  homeowners. The presentation was to the Bankrutpcy Law Committee  of the  Columbus Bar Association, Presenter, Columbus Bar Association, 2012
  • "Consumer Debt: Easy to Get Into, Hard to Get Out," Columbas Bar Briefs, Columbus Bar Association, Author for Columbas Bar Briefs, Columbus Bar Association, 2003
  • Legal Minds Television Program on Channel 6 and cable affiliates and 10TV Legal Matters online and television programming
  • Sat on a Panel to provide a case law update for the 2008 Columbus Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Institute (BLI)
  • Lectured at the 2010 Winter Seminar for the Credit Education Coalition (CEC), on the application of 11 U.S.C. 109(e), debit limits for secured and unsecured debt in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The Presentation is available
  • Lectured at the 2006 Columbus Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Institute (BLI) on the application of limitations imposed by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and provided sample pleadings for practitioners for use for purposes of filing Motions to Extend and Impose the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C 362
  • Hosting the Legal Debt Solutions radio show on 107.9
  • Dispatch
  • Business First
  • 610 WTVN Radio
  • Channel 4 News
  • Channel 6 News
  • Seminar Speaker, National Business Institute
  • "Bankruptcy Reform: The new Long and Winding Road out of Debt", Fall 2005, Columbus Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.S. Business Administration, 1990
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