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Mark L. Childers

DUI and DWI Attorney at Mooresville, NC

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    35%
    I represent persons who have been charged with DWI in the City of Mooresville, the City of Statesville and in Iredell County, both in trials and in obtaining limited driving privileges. I have served as an instructor at CLE seminars where I have taught other lawyers practical skills in defending DWI cases.

    34 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    I represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in lawsuits including, but not limited to, condemnations; eminent domain; right of way disputes; road construction; road widening; utility lines, easements and rights of way; dog attacks; business and contract disputes; motor sports and racing contracts, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices claims; family law; and accident and personal injury cases.

    34 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    I represent persons throughout the State of North Carolina regarding insurance claims and lawsuits for bodily injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims associated with car and truck accidents.

    34 years

  4. Criminal defense
    20%
    I represent persons who are charged in the City of Mooresville, the City of Statesville, and in Iredell County with any and all misdemeanors and felonies, including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol offenses, assaults, property crimes (such as larceny, shoplifting, robbery, etc.), rape and other sex offenses, and homicides.

    34 years

OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE BEGINS BY PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL SERVICES TO ALL OUR CLIENTS.

A native of Mooresville, Mark has practiced law in our community since 1990. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UNC Charlotte in 1986 and his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1990. Mark’s practice is oriented heavily toward civil and criminal trial work. He has handled matters in the North Carolina District and Superior Courts, the North Carolina Business Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Mark has also taught courses in business and real estate law, as well as instructed other lawyers in the subject of DWI defense.

In addition to his busy law practice, Mark has served as an officer and board member of various private and charitable institutions, including past service as a member of the local advisory board for Citizens South (now South State) Bank, President of the Mooresville Jaycees, President of the Mooresville/South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Mooresville/Lake Norman United Way and board member of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. He currently serves as board member and is a past Board Chairperson for HealthReach Community Clinic.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Location

Jones, Childers, McLurkin & Donaldson, PLLC
149 Welton Way
P.O. Box 3010
Mooresville, NC, 28117

Reviews

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Posted by Shawn | September 26, 2013
Mark Childers got my DUI charges dismissed in a probable cause hearing
Mark Childers "ROCKS", I was charged with a first offence DUI in July of 2011. Mark spent 2 years 2 months on my case mainly because my job kept me out of town, and Mark had to keep continuing my case month after month. After I managed to get back into town he decided to wait until we could try my case in front of a fair and impartial judge. He said ok, we found her, but just before he was ready to try the case, the state "for the next 3 months" had problems getting their witnesses to court, all at the same time. So Mark allowed them, all the time they needed, just so long as we could keep the same judge. Finally the moment of truth, Mark put together a probable cause hearing that was incredible, the state didn't have enough evidence, and the judge dismissed my DUI charges. Mark and Meredith stood by me the whole way, and gave me a second chance. Mark is A top notch lawer and I would highly recomend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Customer
Thank you Michelle and Mark for handling my traffic citation! Your firm was accommodating and efficient throughout the entire process. The level of communication was top shelf and despite not being able to appear I felt at ease the entire time.
Posted by Brian | August 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knew What He Was Doing
Mark was awesome for the last 5 years! He took a DUI that could have messed up my life and explored all options over the course of 5 years in order to ensure a Not Guilty verdict. The day finally came and the verdict came in NOT GUILTY. I can't say enough good things about Mark and his team. Highly recommend having him help you out.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
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very good attorney
Mr Childers is a very good defense attorney. Tells you like it is and he tells you what he can do for you. In both my cases he has delivered what he promised and I was very happy with both results. Just like Bill Murry says in Stripes. Never convicted. He is worth the $.
Posted by Brian C | November 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GRADE A+
This guy is the best! I had the courts/probation all over me for 2 DWI's. I moved out of state and probation was doing everything they could to impose the max penalty of 4YEARS! This guy swooped right in and fixed it all. And did so VERY QUICKLY. He had me out of jail and back home without the PROBBYs on my back ever again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Posted by Todd | November 11, 2016
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Great person and lawyer
I couldn't have asked for better representation and highly recommend Mark to anyone for anything. I had serious dwi pending and the issues that surround such a problem kept mounting up. Mark asked what I wanted as far as a realistic outcome, then not only made that happen but went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Work has me out of town a lot so I wasn't the easiest person to deal with, and he and Diane did their best to work around my schedule making my life much easier during a rotten time. I was presented with many options and scenarios, and given complete explanations on why or why I shouldn't go certain routes, never being talked down to once. The end result was awesome, and we can't thank Mark & Diane enough for their time and efforts.
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Posted by Tish | December 15, 2015
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Great results by great people
Many times people will only comment when something goes wrong. I would like to acknowledge something that went very right! This is a note of appreciation due to outstanding assistance and service we received from Mark Childer's and his team regarding a recent traffic violation. They went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. They were quick to respond. Patiently answered all questions & after all was said and done, we knew we were in the right hands.
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Posted by Paul | April 26, 2015
Mooresvill accident
December 2014 while traveling in Mooresville, NC from my home in Wilmington, NC I was in a major traffic accident involving an eighteen wheeler and a passenger car. I was cited for leaving a safe lane. Physically and emotionally under stress I reached out for help and support. A local resident referred me to the law firm of Jones, Childers, McLurkin & Donaldson PLLC specially Mark Childers and his Paralegal Michelle. From my first phone call Mark and Michelle took charge of my case with exceptional warmth, kindness and a high level of professionalism. Many pieces of this traffic accident had to be addressed involving several stake holders across many states. My legal team took immediate charge addressing all my legal issues with promptness keeping me in the loop with timely communications. Their extraordinary legal skills representing me at my court hearings resulted in a positive outcome for me. I highly recommend Mark and Michelle to anyone who is in need of outstanding legal support.
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Posted by Rhonda | March 10, 2015
Clinician that deals with Attorney Childers
I have worked with Mr. Childers for the past six years and I have never had any problems getting the information that I need for the clients that both of us serve. His Paralegal is one of the best I have ever dealt with and is very quick to respond to the needs of the clients as well as the other professionals involved in their case. I would highly recommend Attorney Childers and the Paralegal Michelle Bacogeorge that works with him.
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Posted by Jeffrey | February 3, 2015
Jeffrey
Mark and his staff kept me informed throughout my experience with my speeding ticket. And in the end Mark was successful in helping my case. -Very Satisfied Customer!
Posted by Melissa | January 30, 2015
Excellent
My 16 yr old son was "showboating" mere weeks before he was granted his full DL. I was desperate to make sure he wouldn't receive points on his record or against the insurance. Mark Childers and his paralegal addressed my case immediately, kept me informed every step of the way and my son's case was closed with the Best possible outcome. Thank you!
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Posted by bill | November 11, 2014
accident
mr childers, was first and foremost concerned about my daughters accident, he was up front and very professional and I would highly recommend his services. Bill
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
Favorable outcome in DUI charge
Mr. Childers handled my case in a very professional manner. He is very knowledgeable of the law and is personable. My case was tried in trial court and I was found not guilty of the charge. He was well prepared and handled the questioning deftly.
Posted by Sher | August 5, 2011
S. Crump
My office has been working with Mark Childers and his assistant, Meredith, for almost ten years. I am confident when I refer clients to their office because I know that Mark will obtain the best resolution possible and available for his clients. Mark and Meredith are excellent in maintaining constant communication with their clients and their office is run with a degree of professionalism that is difficult to find in lawyers' offices today.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jones, Childers, McLurkin & Donaldson, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thomas, Godley & Childers, P.A.
  • 1993 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Neel & Randall
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gress v. Rowboat Dock & Dredge, Inc.
  • Favorable for my client--decision of Trial Court reversed
  • Walters v. Nicholas
  • Favorable for my client--Trial Court award of attorneys fees reversed
  • Kindley v. Skippers Dry Storage, Inc.
  • Trial Court decision upheld in favor of my client
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Associations

  • Iredell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iredell County Bar Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • Iredell County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Certified Superior Court Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Overview of a District Court DWI Trial
  • 2012
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Overview of a District Court DWI Trial
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies in Defending DWI Cases
  • Trial of a DWI in District Court
  • 2012
  • Strategies in Defending DWI Cases
  • Trial of a DWI in District Court
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I continue to be impressed with Mark's knowledge and thoroughness of the law and the results that he receives for his clients. I certainly endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent advocate for his clients in many areas of practice. All of the numerous clients I have referred to him have been pleased and have received excellent representation. Knowledgeable, energetic, and effective."
Criminal defense

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Mooresville DUI and DWI Lawyer Mark L. Childers
Mark L. Childers
DUI and DWI Attorney
Mooresville, NC
Licensed for 33 years