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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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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!
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.
Mark is one of the few attorneys here in Houston that you absolutely have to consider for your representation. Mark doesn't guarantee that he will obtain the favorable outcome that you want to obtain when you've been accused of a crime, but I WILL guarantee you that you can rest easy once you have him on your team. He knows how to work the system and he will do the work you expect him to. That says a lot nowadays when attorneys are out to maximize there hourly rates by disposing of your case as quickly as possible. Mark does not have a huge volume of clients and therefore you are assured to have him work on your case as much as is needed to help you obtain a favorable decision on your case('s). Before I hired Mark, I witnessed first hand what other attorney's will do when they don't really care about whether or not you have your freedom. I had originally interviewed Mark after I was charged with one misdemeanor family assault and one felony evading in Harris County, but I felt he was too expensive and I thought I could get by with a cheaper defense. I screwed up an hired a guy off the Internet that advertised himself as the best affordable attorney in Houston. What a load of crap....that guy was horrible. Within two weeks I found my misdemeanor case being enhanced to a felony. Anyway, he seriously screwed me but I'll explain that on his review. Needless to say, I fired the guy and went back to Mark to please help me on my cases. I was very surprised he even wanted to touch them because of the wreckage the other attorney had caused but he accepted and didn't charge me anymore than what he originally quoted me. I felt a sense of ease after hiring Mark, after 3 weeks of going thru hell with that other bird brain as my counsel. I knew I was in much better hands with Mark. The other attorney had tried to get me to accept a plea on my charges that included a lot of jail time and 3 years of un-adjudicated probation following. All for two things I didn't do. Mark said no absolutely not, I'm going to try to get these no-billed by a grand jury and at worst we go to trial on both of them. That's another great thing about hiring Mark...his flat fee that you pay up front means you have already paid for your trial should it come to that. It really helps to put your mind at rest because you know that you have a darn fine lawyer that's in it with you for the long haul. It means a lot when your are facing serious penitentiary time, as I was facing 2-10yrs on both counts. So, long story shortened a little...5 weeks and 2 court dates and a grand jury presentation by the state and re-butted by Mark, and I find out last Monday that my cases had been "NO-BILLED" by the Grand Jury! Both of them. I don't know what Mark did in the room that day, but I will be forever indebted to him for providing me with my freedom.
In closing, Mark is not only at the top of his craft, but he cares about your freedom. He absolutely believes it is his duty to keep you from spending your life in a cage like a zoo pet. If you are facing serious charges that could ruin your life and everything you have achieved, Mark needs to be the person you call.
I needed a criminal defense attorney and Mark came recommended by close, personal friends within the legal industry. Whether you are experiencing the consequences of a momentary lack in judgement, a victim of circumstance or have a troubled past, when your life is on the line this is the guy to call. The Kafkaesque nightmare will not disappear but you can have piece of mind that you have retained qualified, quality representation and he will prepare for your fight as if it were his own, should he choose to take your case. It's worth the call to see.
He personally answered his phone on a holiday weekend, my first appointment was on the actual holiday itself and he worked diligently throughout the course of the proceedings. He does not take every case, he can't...he is too hands on for that type of legal representation. I appreciated his vast and intricate knowledge of his craft. You will not get a guarantee of a result because there are no guarantees in life, Virginia. But you will get what you pay for and what you are paying for is top notch legal representation. He is worth every penny, plus some. I value my life and my freedom. There is no price I could put on that.
Not only would I recommend Mark but when I had a good friend (a grown man, Texan, professional engineer with a great job and amazing family) get into stupid, nonsensical, high stakes trouble in Georgia, I called Mark to refer a top professional in that state, with expertise in that county to replace the underperforming attorney he retained under the duress of the circumstance. He made a quality recommendation.
Mark can represent you at a county, state or federal level. That's a unique skill set and a testament to his ability. I highly recommend.