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We initially hired Mark to review my son's 4 Armed Robbery convictions (4 life sentences) to see if anything could be done. He took about 6 months to review the case and then met with my ex-husband and me to explain that he did think there were issues he could use to argue for my son getting a new trial through a habeas corpus petition. We agreed on a fee, he filed the petition, got the case before a judge and won! My son was allowed to enter a plea and went from 4 consecutive life sentences to 15 years. I am so thankful because I now know my boy will be free in my lifetime. The habeas process took almost 2 years from start to finish but Mark was always available to discuss where we were in the process and what he expected next. He provided my son and me with copies of everything he filed and was very honest and up front about what to expect every step of the way. He never b.s.'d us about anything.
Shortly after we hired him to handle my son's case, my sister hired him to handle an appeal for my nephew in a Federal Court in another state. She has also been impressed with how plain spoken he is, his availability any time she needs to talk and how good a writer he is on his legal briefs. We are hopeful that he will do as well by my nephew as he did by my son. I was especially thankful that Mark's fee arrangements worked for my family. My ex and I are both professionals, but do not have money to throw at lost causes. Mark charged a fee to review my son's case and determine whether there was anything "worth our money" to take to court before we committed a large sum to the case. Many other lawyers who we spoke to ask for 4 or 5 times what he charged us total just to look at the case and I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than Mark did. He is a conscientious and brilliant lawyer and I suggest anybody whose family is going through the post-conviction process consider speaking with him before any other lawyer because in my opinion, he is the best!
I would not recommend this lawyer,
He does not return phone calls,
He does not return emails.
He will not return your money
Do not hire this lawyer
I had so many problems with this attorney
Do not pay in advance
Mark co-represented my daughter. He was very professional, always willing to answer questions from her and family and went the extra mile to take her best interest to heart. Highly recommend without any reservation. She was a challenge to deal with and he handled her and her case as if she were his family.
Mark is a very knowledgeable attorney and has become a great friend over the past several years. He has advised me on several legal matters, both personal and professional, and his services are highly recommended. He takes a great deal of care in his client's cases and always has their best interests in mind.
He was an excellent attorney and a very talented writer.