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Mark Christopher Post

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime, Personal Injury, Appeals

About Me

Mark received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1992, graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics in 1989, and joined the Columbus, Georgia, firm of Harp, Poydasheff, Post & Sowers in 2013.


 


Prior to joining the firm, Mark served for twenty years as an Assistant District Attorney and as a Chief Assistant District Attorney. He effectively handled more than 5000 cases as lead counsel which included receiving verdicts in more than 100 jury trials in Superior Court. He had a trial success rate of 98% over the last 13 years of his prosecutorial career and 89% overall as a prosecutor.


 


Mark has extensive experience in the field of complex litigation. For example, he successfully concluded murder cases with as many as six co-defendants; prosecuted financial crimes involving up to 1.2 million dollars; tried multiple co-defendant armed robbery and drug cases; and handled civil cases involving drug and civil asset forfeiture.



Mark is an effective appellate attorney. He personally prepared the legal briefs and arguments in over 50 cases that resulted in written appellate decisions from the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals. These decisions include nine published Georgia Supreme Court decisions in murder cases.


 


His practice as an attorney in Columbus, Georgia, and the surrounding area includes federal court and all Georgia state courts. Mark practices criminal defense including helping clients with DUI's, with misdemeanor and felony charges, and with appeals of matters initially handled by other attorneys. He also represents businesses and individuals in select civil litigation as either plaintiff or defendant; handles general legal matters such as expungements; and prepares wills and advance directives.


 


Mark is an AV Preeminent attorney as rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he is included in “Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015.” He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia; the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia; and all other Georgia courts.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    2 years
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
    2 years
  4. Appeals: 15%
    2 years
  5. Personal Injury: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Allen Charles Jones

    Mark is an excellent lawyer that will fight aggressively for his clients. He possesses great knowledge of the law and provides a compassionate service to his clients. Allen Jones

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    Allen Jones Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Blake Edward Marcus

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Blake Marcus DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Harp, Poydasheff, Post & Sowers

936 Second Avenue
PO Box 1172
Columbus, GA, 31901-2716

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199308/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
“Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015.ALM Legal Group2015
“Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014.ALM Legal Group2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHarp, Poydasheff, Post, & Sowers2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney-Pataula Judicial Circuit2009 - 2013
Assistant District Attorney & Chief Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney- Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit1993 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice SectionMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Farley v. State, 277 Ga. 622 (2004)Won jury trial. Affirmed on appeal.
Baker v. State, 284 Ga. 537 (2008)Won jury trial. Affirmed on appeal.
Powers v. State, 314 Ga. App. 733 (2012)Won jury trial. Affirmed on appeal.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Emory UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Georgia Law UpdateCriminal Law Update: Topical Federal & State Privacy Cases; Search & Seizure Update2014
Multiple speaking engagements during political campaignCriminal Law2012