Mark Bennett is a highly talented attorney who is gifted with perception and intuition. He has a knack for seeing the big picture, but also is very detail oriented. Mark is a highly respected attorney, and a leader in his field. He works tirelessly for his clients, and makes himself available and accessible, when needed. If you are in the position of retaining legal counsel, do not do so without consulting with Mark first. We are very happy with the results he obtained for us, in a very complicated legal matter. We are convinced that no other attorney could have obtained these results. Should we ever be faced with a similar decision again, we would retain Mark Bennett without hesitation.
If you are looking for a brilliant, determined, and respectful defense attorney who will fight for you hire Mark Bennett. I was charged with a Misdemeanor Class B for Disorderly Conduct with a firearm. My first meeting at Mark's office gave me hope (and Mark even bought me lunch!). His professionalism and demeanor have a way of making you feel that you have the right defense attorney. He is smart, and doesn’t think like a former prosecuting attorney. In court, you see those run-of-the-mill attorneys who merely plea everything out and never go to trial. Mark is the opposite. He told me “I’ll take this case to trial by jury”. Mark, by the way, is excellent at reading people. He has a YouTube video discussing voir dire which I would encourage you to watch (Search YouTube for: Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Bennett Teaches Jury Selection). Mark helped me understand the entire process, and how we would get through this. His calm and confident manner helped me to be patient with the process. When he comes in and talks to the prosecuting team and approaches the judge, I noticed how they all respected him and he commands their attention in a positive way. After our trial date was reset month after month, I kept my focus on the goal set by Mark - to get the case dismissed or win the trial. I believed if I did everything he said and maintained a clean record, we could win. After a full year, we finally had the trial date set for October 6 and Mark worked diligently to get me prepared for the witness stand. He taught me how to approach cross examination without falling into the DA’s traps. I had the best surprise on my trial day when Mark walked up to me and said that the case was going to be dismissed! I walked out of that court house a new person, confident, and ready to get my life back on track. Within two days, I was back in a job interview with a global company with a strong Houston presence. I know I will remember Mark the rest of my life, as the person who treated me with respect and dignity at a time when I needed that the most. Thank you, Mark Bennett!
Posted by Parijat
Mark is an exceptional attorney. If you have judicial problem, talk to Mark. You will be in safe hands.
He will patiently listen to you and make you feel that he is always there for you to help. He is the best in class and has a big heart. Recently I was charged with 2 cases in the Houston court. The crimes were performed in Harris County in Houston .It was shocking as I had never been to Harris County or Houston in my life. I had warrants against me so I could have been arrested. To add a challenge I had to go to out of the country in 2 weeks.I did not know what to do. I wanted someone who can listen my version and then provide me consultation for the next steps. I talked to 7-8 attorneys based on their reviews from Avvo.com. Their individual sites boasted about free consultation for 30 min -1 hr. But when I called them few of them demanded that they needed to be engaged and paid before they could provide any consultation. Others gave suggestion which looked very similar, “Pay me, get a bail by posting bond and then appear in Houston court on court date”. That meant expense and time.
When I talked to Mark, he had very unique suggestion. He said he will try to have cases dismissed without me even going to Houston. It looked unbelievable but I agreed. He shared the cases details with me. According to the case the 2 crimes were done by a physiotherapist at physiotherapy clinic at Huston. In contrast, I am an IT manager and never trained on physiotherapy. He was very quick to understand that it was the case of mistaken identity. He did a research to find that there is another guy with my name in Houston who had degree in physiotherapist and worked in the same clinic when crime was done. He even tasked his investigators to visit to physiotherapy clinic and collected all the required details (Passport, DL, Certificates etc) about that guy. He then contacted Chief, all the ADAs and investigators to inform that case was filed against the wrong guy and shared the details on the right guy.
Mark is highly respected attorney in the state of Texas and everyone including judges respects him. And I witnessed that. In few days, 2 cases against me were dismissed without me appearing in the court or even going to Houston. It would not have been possible if I did not have Mark representing me.
In turn, Mark just asked me to pay him for 1 hr of his time. In reality Mark had spent much more time on this case. This fee was nothing in compared to what other attorneys demanded. For Mark it could be one of his easiest cases but in reality he saved the life of an innocent. The case which looked complicated in the beginning, Mark made it look so simple. Believe me, Mark is one of the attorneys whom you can trust.
I am writing this review to thank him. This is the least I could do. Thank You Mark and God bless you!
Me and my family will be always grateful to you.
Posted by a client
In case you are in one of the worst situations in your life (that's why you probably reading this), please try to make it as "pleasant" as it could possibly be by contacting Mark Bennett.
All I can say is thank you Mark.
Posted by Marvin
I hired Mark over a year ago to defend me against an alleged domestic assault. He gave me up front pricing for the case as well as the expungement and never changed the price even though it took longer than expected. He was always there for court and occasionally asked the judge if I could be excused from appearing to save me from lost time at work. He presented the offers made by the DA but gave me confidence that I could beat the charge. He found evidence that supported my case. He made recommendations that made me victorious. I could not be more happy with his services and will recommend him to my family and friends. His professionalism and efficient work has inspired me to go to law school in 2016.
Posted by Jeremy
I hired mark two years ago when I was arrested for felony theft. I was never so scared in my life. From the moment I first met mark I knew and you will to , he's not just any run the mill lawyer. You should see the amount of respect and presence he has in the courtroom. He knows his stuff. He got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor deferred . Now mind you I had overwhelming evidence against me and he still got it reduced. I received 16 months probation and I was done in 8. Just recently I filed petition for non discloser and was in court again. Mark never charged me for representing me again and SCHOOLED not only the DA but the judge as well on the laws ! the DA was trying to say I had to wait 2 years before I could petition the court for non discloser and the judge agreed! I thought that was it until the super lawyer came to save the day and proceeded to tell them BOTH what the law was! I can i just tell you I have never seen a judge and a DA look so stupid in my whole life! You will not regret hiring mark Bennett as your lawyer! If you are not convinced go talk to him , you will not regret it !
Posted by Chris
The morning I got out of jail after being charged with a Class A misdemeanor, I started looking for an attorney to represent me. Never having been arrested, or in any kind of legal trouble before in my life, I was scared to say the least. I did some research, "shopping around" if you will, trying to find the cheapest lawyer I could and one that I felt comfortable would help me the absolutely best he could. When I called Mr. Bennett's office, I was surprised when he personally picked up the phone. I explained the situation to him, and asked him how much he would charge. He talked to me, told me what I needed to do that would help my case, and without realizing it, gave me peace of mind all free of charge. I was sold at that point and didn't care what the cost was. I walked into his office the next day, payed him and waited on the court date.
Over the next 7 months he fought my case and ultimately got it dismissed. He kept me well informed on what was happening, the next steps to be taken. He even ran down different scenarios the DA could do how he would go about it. But everytime he walked into the courtroom, I was reminded of that peace of mind knowing that he was going to win like he had been telling me all along. He really does have this court presence that says he isn't going to be walked over by the prosecutor, or taken lightly.
Anyone who might be reading this who is on the fence about weather or not to hire Mr. Bennett, I promise you won't be disappointed. If you don't believe me, read the other reviews and I'm sure they will say something along the same lines. Mark Bennett is NOT one of those $100 mail order attorneys. If you are looking for that you need to go somewhere else. Just remember you get what you pay for. I hope I never have to use his services again, but if I do then I know exactly who to go to first.
Mr. Bennett, if you happen to be reading this, again thank you for everything you did.
Posted by J
Mark represented me in a Class A Misdemeanor Family Violence case. Even though I knew the case was BOGUS, evidence and witness statements were garbage, the D.A. on the other hand was pushing hard to try and turn this into a Felony Case. Not only did they want to make it a Felony case, the D.A. was pushing hard to try and make charges stick without regard to my innocence and the proof I had. Mark took on my case after my first appearance in front of the judge by myself. I knew as I was sitting in the court room and listening to other cases being tried, I needed good representation. I was given his number and called him the second I left court. He had me go straight to his home office, which was very nice and a quite comfortable setting. I told him all the facts of my case and he told me that he would take it on. He handed me the nicest and most unique business card I've ever seen. On my next scheduled court appearance in front of the Judge, Mark was there. He kept me well briefed. He got the Judge to lift the Protective Order on our first appearance, which was keeping me from going home to my wife and kids. It took him only 2 months, with a total of 4 court appearances, to make the D.A. realize and the Judge convinced that they had no case. Which in my book is a Job well done. I've seen cases like mine dragged out to almost a year, I'm glad he was my lawyer and I would gladly rehire him all over again. I thought for a brief second I could handle this case on my own, but I'm glad I didn't try. Mark is not all shimmer and shine, he's unique! Unique from his business card to his bow tie and cowboy boots. Even more importantly though, on the way he gets things done. I didn't need a runway lawyer, I needed one that knew the law and that's exactly what I got. With a job like mine, Government related, I couldn't take the chance of things going bad. So if your reading this Mark, THANK YOU!
Posted by Dreyvon
I found Mark Bennett just like you will, online. I was desperate, searching for that someone I could trust to listen and execute while keeping regular communication with me through the entire ordeal. So I searched and read review after review. His and others, and I read Mark’s entire site. I met with some 5-6 of the most powerful criminal attorneys in Houston. I chose Mark, and you will too. There are key differences between Mark and even some of the most prominent attorneys in Houston, i.e (DeGueirn, etc). 1. Mark has never been a prosecutor (D.A.) this is important because he doesn’t think like one. He’s not looking at what the DA knows to be true (evidence), he’s thinking like you, what can he do to get you off? And because he’s never been a DA he hasn’t had to experience the coldness of sending innocent people to jail because hey, it’s the system or it’s just his job. 2. Mark takes care of you HIMSELF. He doesn’t treat himself like he’s all the attorney that HE REALLY IS and send you to his second help who is some rookie. No, he wants to fight himself and he, himself wants to get you off. So on his contract its states that he only takes so many clients at a time so he can give each a great deal of concentration. It also states chances are he told someone no to tell you yes. No number game with Mark, it’s a life game for him. It’s all about winning! 3. Mark has a great deal of respect and prominence in the courtroom. I felt secured. He is such a serious man he literally changes the vibe of the courtroom when he walks in. What he wants he get, period. Ok, so my experience is I was charged with Deadly Conduct with a Firearm-Habitation sometime in November 2012. Mark quickly got efforts on the streets to find out the truth by comparing stories with witnesses and myself. Mark called the Assistant DA the day after I retained him to ask her to dismiss the case because of its inconsistencies. By February 2013 my case was dismissed due to results of excellent investigation by given to the Assistant D.A. by Attorney Mark Bennett. So not only was the case dismissed, I didn’t deal with headache long, compared. God Bless You, Mark Bennett!
Posted by Kevin
I recently needed an attorney to represent me in a Domestic Violence case. I had narrowed my search to Mr. Bennett and one other attorney after researching them extensively. The first attorney I met with left me with a feeling of uncertainty. After meeting with Mr. Bennett, there was no doubt that he was the one I wanted representing me. He has extensive knowledge of the laws and took the time to answer any questions that I had concerning them. He always kept me informed, and explained what was next in the process. We always communicated before each court date, and before court started on the scheduled dates. He even answered some questions I had that were not related to this case. Everyone I met in his office was professional and helpful.
Through Mr. Bennett, I was able to reach an agreement with the court that did not involve a trial.
I met a woman the last time we were in court who said that she had a family member that was accused of a similar offense, and was there to find out how the process worked and watch how different attorneys conducted themselves. She noticed how Mr. Bennett conducted himself, and asked me in the hall what my opinion of him was. I explained to her how Mr. Bennett had helped me, and I had no reservations in recommending him.
If you are in a position where you need to hire a defense attorney, give Mr. Bennett a call. His experience and knowledge are obvious when you meet with him, and even more so in a courtroom.