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Mark Dunkerley Griffith

About me

I am a fighter.  That is my nature and that is why I am a criminal defense attorney.  It is war when you are the voice for the accused and you stand against the power of the government and demand justice.  I have been doing criminal defense and criminal defense alone trial work for over 21 years.  I have tried 192 jury trials and have won 82% of those cases.  The passion burns in me to be the proper voice for my client.  I do not and never will treat a client as a file, they are a person and I get to know them as if they were family which allows me to argue for them as if they were family.  I fight corruption on the part of the goverment whenever I see it and will continue to do so until I die in the courtroom at a ripe old age making an argument for the voiceless.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Juvenile: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Vanessa M Griffith

    Mark is a tenacious and hard-working lawyer, and I endorse him.


    Vanessa Griffith Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chad Anthony Hughes

    Mark is never afraid to go to battle for his clients. I once had a bailiff tell me, "Mark just gets too emotionally invested in his clients." I see that as not only a good thing, but as something that defines Mark. I look forward to defending the citizens accused with Mark for years to come.


    Chad Hughes Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Mark D. Griffith & Associates; Attorneys

108 W Main St
Waxahachie, TX, 75165-3710


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Horns of the Bull Award"Ellis County Bar2004
"One of two 'Go to" criminal defense attorneys in Ellis County.Texas Lawyer2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMark D. Griffith & Associates1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Ellis County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPast President2001 - Present
Ranch Club, Trial Lawyers CollegeN/A1997 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A1993 - Present
State Bar CollegeN/A1993 - Present
Ellis County Bar AssociationPresident1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. Jose GomezJury found client "NOT GUILTY" in under 5 minutes.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Voice for the DefensePreparing yourself, your client, your case.2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawN/AN/A1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dallas County Criminal Bar AssociationImpeaching and Attacking Dr. Matthew Cox2013
Taking the Mystery and Magic out of Standardized Field Sobriety TexasField Sobriety Tests2010