Mr. Mark E. A. Bakay

Mr. Mark E. A. Bakay: Attorney with Law Office of Mark Bakay


I was born in Seattle, WA, but grew up in Atlanta. I went to high school and college in Atlanta. In high school I was on the football team, started as a defensive lineman, on the wrestling team and the track team. I was not a big fan of running but wanted to stay in shape for my other sports. I did high jump and pole vaulted my senior year. I also an active Boy Scout doing community service, camping, and served as a Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. For my Eagle Scout Project, I and several volunteers build a picnic area for the church that sponsored my Troop. The Picnic area is now used by the Sunday school kids and church members.

I graduated from Emory University with a political science degree and a minor in history. I played rugby all 4 years and served as co-president my senior year. I was also in a fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. I was very active with my fraternity and served on the judicial board and I served as the alumni chair. During college I started working in the restaurant industry. during this experience I learned alot about dealing with customers and solving customer related problems when I was a manager. I learned how customer service is key to having good relations with clients and how you need good core beliefs to drive your business. Those core values of putting a focus on customer service and working hard to provide the best service to your clients I have carried over into my law practice today.

After college I took a year off knowing the amount of studying I would be doing in law school. I applied and got into several schools but choose to go to St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. While in Law School I was on Law Review and the Mock Trial team. On the Mock Trial Team I was an executive officer my 3rd year and went to four competitions. In Law School I also did an internship at the State Attorney’s Office in Broward County. Most internships were for about three months but I stayed for six months. By the end of those six months I had run my whole division while my attorney was gone and had my supervisor just sat in the corner as i ran the docket each day. I also tried seven cases, gave plea offers and argued motions.

After graduating from law school, I started studying for the bar the next day, literally, my first review class was the next day. After spending my whole summer studding, I passed the bar the first time. I moved up to the Orlando area and started working in the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office. I then worked in the Public Defender’s office in Orange County. I then got an offer to work for a private firm. After working there for a few years I then left to go into private practice. As a prosecutor, Public Defender, and Private Attorney I have handled cases from simple traffic tickets up to 1st degree felonies and criminal law, 100’s of DUI cases, and 1000’s of Traffic tickets. I have been doing Family Law for over 4 years and have handled over 50 cases related to Family law.

Areas of Practice (132)

  • Family Law
  • Adoption Law
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Day Care
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Juvenile Law
  • Private Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Victims Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • HTO Suspension
  • Lost License
  • Suspended License
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Cocaine and Marijuana
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Trial Practice
  • Dependency Cases
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crime
  • HTO (habitual traffic offender)
  • Suspended License Issues
  • Dependency cases

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
407-487-2086  Phone
407-326-2546  Phone
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 2000
Law School Attended:
St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Year of First Admission:
2004, Florida
Orange County Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Seattle, Washington, November 9, 1976
Payment Information:
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