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Mark J. Kelly

About me

I am a criminal defense and DWI lawyer.  I am dedicated to providing the best possible defense for every client.  I am a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Galveston County, Texas.  I have thirty (30) years experience.  I will work hard to get the best possible result in your case.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    31 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    31 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Ryan Scott Macleod

    Having been on the opposing side from Mr. Kelly, I can tell you that he is a great attorney. He is diligent, always doing his homework. Mark strives to stay on top of legal issues and has become a leader within the legal community. Mark has earned the respect of his peers and continues to be sought after as a brilliant attorney. I highly recommend Mark to anyone needing a great, well-respected attorney.


    Ryan Macleod Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Lori Elaine Hall Laird

    Mark is very involved in the criminal defense community. He is an excellent attorney who keeps up to date on the latest information in the criminal defense arena. I give Mark my endorsement and believe anyone would be happy with the representation he provides.


    Lori Laird Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mark J Kelly, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

1501 North Amburn Road Suite 9
Texas City, TX, 77591-2466


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Mark J. Kelly1993 - Present
AssociateMills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett1989 - 1993
Assistant Criminal District AttorneyGalveston Criminal District Attorney's Office1985 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Sectionmember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationDirector2000 - 2007
Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Texas A&M UniversityFinanceOther - Bachelors1979