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Mark Allen Yurachek

Appeals Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.3   24 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 20 years
    Georgia - GA 23 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    80%
    I handle appeals, primarily in criminal cases as well as habeas corpus petitions in state and federal courts across the country. I am a member of the 4th, 6th and 11th Federal Circuits, the United States Supreme Court, as well as various state appellate courts. I am a member of the 4th Circuit's CJA panel.

    23 years

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    In addition to my postconviction work, I also handle trial level criminal cases, with charges ranging from traffic offenses to murder, in state and federal courts, primarily in the Southeastern United States.

    23 years

  3. Federal crime
    5%
    In addition to my postconviction work, I also handle trial level criminal cases, with charges ranging from traffic offenses to murder, in state and federal courts, primarily in the Southeastern United States.

    23 years

  4. Litigation
    5%
    I occasionally handle civil litigation matters for both companies and individuals. Although this is a small part of my business, I have been very successful on behalf of my clients in my civil litigation work.

    23 years

  5. Violent crime
    5%
    In addition to my postconviction work, I also handle trial level criminal cases, with charges ranging from traffic offenses to murder, in state and federal courts, primarily in the Southeastern United States.

    23 years

From the day I started working in the field until today, I have learned the practice of criminal and appellate law from some of the finest attorneys in the country. I respect my clients and their families above all else and am keenly sympathetic to the fact that, when most of them come to me, they have already been through the difficult and emotionally wrenching process that is a criminal trial, only to lose and find themselves or somone they love very much subject to a long term in prison. I never promise anything to my clients other than the fact that I will wake up and work as hard as I can for them every day until there is a resolution in their case. Every moment I am working for my clients, I know that I carry the burden, not only of their hopes, but also those of their mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, children, neighbors and so forth. I take this burden seriously enough never to make promises I cannot keep to those people. I enjoy and respect every client I have and appreciate the faith that each and every one of them has placed in my abilities.

Location

The Law Offices of Mark Allen Yurachek & Associates, LLC
1344 LaFrance Street, NE
Suite 3
Atlanta, GA, 30307
The Law Offices of Mark Allen Yurachek & Associates, LLC
104 North Oak Street
Falls Church, VA, 22046-3234
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Mark | December 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You
After 12 years and three different lawyers. I came across Mr. Yurachek’s name from a USA TODAY article. He successfully blocked a Georgia county from placing signs in yards concerning off limits for Trick or Treaters due to a person at the residence offender’s status. Mr. Yurachek was able to put together an extremely solid argument for my petition for removal from the Registry. It took a long time (Due to the COVID shutdowns) to get my request through the Judicial system. He and his team were relentless and were able to successfully have me removed from the registry. I became very close with his team, especially Mimi, through the years. I want to say to everyone involved, thank you and have a safe and Happy New Year.
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Posted by Kalen | June 23, 2023
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Worth the wait
Mark was my lawyer for about 5 years. During that time, he not only got the job done, but kept all expectations grounded in reality. We all want the justice system to work fast, but that’s not the case. He was communicative throughout the process, and really cared about my case and getting the results he did. This is the guy you want on your side! Would highly recommend
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Posted by Stephen | March 2, 2022
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Thankful Client
My case was complicated and had taken over a decade to resolve completely. Mark did what my other council could not. He achieved the best possible outcome in a system of zero guarantees. I am thankful for his persistence in the pursuit of justice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him and his staff.
Posted by Adedayo | November 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr
Mark is a good and professional lawyer that understands each case so well and treats his client with utmost respect, mark helped me out with my case and treated it with so much attention until all charges were dropped against me, Am so grateful for your kind gesture mr Yurachek.
Posted by Troy | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mark assisted me in getting an open case closed that I was unaware of from 15 years ago. He was very communicable, understanding and very efficient. He knew how important it was to me and treated as such. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone.
Posted by Erin | November 5, 2020
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Wonderful Attorney
I was facing a felony drug charge that I was innocent of. Mark really worked with me and the system and fought for me. He was very quick with contacting me back and was well informed on all the questions I asked. He also was very real with different outcomes that could happen but always fought for my innocence. I had my charges officially dropped. He really is a great attorney.
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Posted by Chad | August 6, 2019
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Best move I made!
I was facing my second DUI with having to do some time. I was extremely worried that this would cost me my career. Having just moved to Atlanta this was not an option. Thankfully I was referred to Mark Yurachek. Not only did Mark allow me to keep my job, but he also changed my life for the better in so many ways. He was able to get me in a program that allowed me the freedom from Jail, and work with me so that I was able to drive and keep my job. If it were not for his hard work and willingness to help who knows where I would be. If you are looking for an attorney that will fight for you and get results Mark Yurachek is you man. I highly recommend Mark and his talented & courteous staff.
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Posted by Jan | July 12, 2019
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Post Conviction and Habeas results delivered for a sex offender case
We were desperate to find help for my husband, sitting in Georgia Prison with a 20 year sentence. After several post conviction attorney disasters, we were fortunate enough to find Mark. From the first phone call, we knew Mark was different, better, and caring. He listened, then explained what he needed, and told us how long it would take for him to get up to speed on a lost trial, new trial hearing, lost appeal and what the plan was going to be this time. Mark met his commitment dates and communicated exceptionally well. Including with my husband directly in prison several times. After some well thought out strategies, Mark presented his ideas for a plan, and then listened to our response. File Habeas and use that as leverage for a Sentence Modification motion. The plan worked, the sentence was modified, as soon as the Parole Board received the modified sentence, they re-calculated eligibility, my husband was immediately parole eligible and given parole, then an interstate compact was completed and 90 days after the successful sentence modification, I picked up my husband released on parole and headed home to Florida in June of 2018. We went from desperate and depressed, to cautiously optimistic, to wildly ecstatic on that June morning in 2018. Mark was methodical, thorough, and careful in planning, then influential and persuasive with the district attorney in a unique circumstance. Mark was able to communicate the right message for the results that are the beginning of the correction of a travesty of justice. Thank you Mark for the job you did to give us our lives back and restore a future for our family because you saw our side of the case and found the proper application of the law. If your thinking of putting your life in Mark's hands, we highly recommend doing that and hiring Mr. Yurachek. He will tell you the truth about your chances of success and what he can realistically accomplish.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2019
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Another Chance at Life
Mark Yurachek represented me at a difficult time in my life. It was my second DUI, in a different county, and with an unwavering judge. Not only did Mark remain dedicated to his case, but he was also always honest with, supportive of, and empathetic to me as his client. As a result of his service, I have had another chance at life. I am extremely grateful for his service, and I would unequivocally recommend him for representation.
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Posted by Michael | June 5, 2019
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Happy client!
I hired Mr. Yurachek to do a specific job for me and he was completely successful. At almost 60 years old, I've needed a few attorneys in my life and most are horrible. Mark is known to be a bulldog and sometimes has the personality to match, but he is excellent at what he does. He has an well-known reputation of winning, which is what you want in an attorney. He was also successful at helping a friend of mine with a serious issue, like my own. Don't waste your money with anyone else, when dealing with a criminal issue...this is THE guy!!
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Posted by Adrian | July 23, 2018
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“ Life Saver”
I was wrongfully convicted in 2008 and in 2017 even I hired Mark for post conviction relief. When everyone told me it could not be done, Mark mad it happen and 2018 my conviction was vacated and resolved justly. Absolutely great lawyer, honest, straightforward and kept me inform through the entire process. If you need something done the right way, this is your guy!.
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Posted by Phillip | June 30, 2017
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I highly recommend Mark Yurachek.
He is straight forward and honest from beginning to end. His strategy to resolve my legal case exceeded my expectations and resulted with a positive outcome. Thank you Mark Yurachek.
Posted by Rebecca | February 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very prompt, knowledgeable and thorough!
Very good attorney! Highly recommended!!
Posted by Annette Ivey | February 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Impressed
Was very prompt and knowledgeable. Hope to have you on on team SOON
Posted by Angela | January 22, 2015
Fantastic Post-Conviction Lawyer
We initially hired Mark to review my son's 4 Armed Robbery convictions (4 life sentences) to see if anything could be done. He took about 6 months to review the case and then met with my ex-husband and me to explain that he did think there were issues he could use to argue for my son getting a new trial through a habeas corpus petition. We agreed on a fee, he filed the petition, got the case before a judge and won! My son was allowed to enter a plea and went from 4 consecutive life sentences to 15 years. I am so thankful because I now know my boy will be free in my lifetime. The habeas process took almost 2 years from start to finish but Mark was always available to discuss where we were in the process and what he expected next. He provided my son and me with copies of everything he filed and was very honest and up front about what to expect every step of the way. He never b.s.'d us about anything. Shortly after we hired him to handle my son's case, my sister hired him to handle an appeal for my nephew in a Federal Court in another state. She has also been impressed with how plain spoken he is, his availability any time she needs to talk and how good a writer he is on his legal briefs. We are hopeful that he will do as well by my nephew as he did by my son. I was especially thankful that Mark's fee arrangements worked for my family. My ex and I are both professionals, but do not have money to throw at lost causes. Mark charged a fee to review my son's case and determine whether there was anything "worth our money" to take to court before we committed a large sum to the case. Many other lawyers who we spoke to ask for 4 or 5 times what he charged us total just to look at the case and I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than Mark did. He is a conscientious and brilliant lawyer and I suggest anybody whose family is going through the post-conviction process consider speaking with him before any other lawyer because in my opinion, he is the best!
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Posted by Deborah | October 14, 2010
Kudo's for this Attorney
Mark co-represented my daughter. He was very professional, always willing to answer questions from her and family and went the extra mile to take her best interest to heart. Highly recommend without any reservation. She was a challenge to deal with and he handled her and her case as if she were his family.
Posted by Devon | February 4, 2010
Mark Yurachek
Mark is a very knowledgeable attorney and has become a great friend over the past several years. He has advised me on several legal matters, both personal and professional, and his services are highly recommended. He takes a great deal of care in his client's cases and always has their best interests in mind.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2010
Jon
He was an excellent attorney and a very talented writer.
Posted by John | September 25, 2019
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Review
We hired Mark Yurachek to represent me in a Stand Your Ground case of an intruder trust passing on my property with a weapon in Kennesaw Ga. I was worried we would lose everything but attorney Yurachek worked on my behalf and after 6 years of imprisonment. I regain my freedom with 13 years of probation. Mark Yurachek was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. My late wife Anita and my two sons John II and La'Ron are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Yurachek without reservation.
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Posted by Celeste mollett | February 9, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
He did good for me I message him for my situation and he got right back to asking if I need him I can calk,, that was awesome,,
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • L. David Wolfe, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2004

Education

  • Emory University
  • Law
  • 2000
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Hammond
  • Petition Granted
  • United States v. Whitlock
  • Affirmed
  • McNeil v. Oubre
  • Petition Granted
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Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Case of the Year - Botts v. State
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004

Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Mark
Appeals Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yuracheck is quite obviously a talented lawyer based on the quality of his postings on Avvo."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark and I represented co-defendants in US v Ansaldi during trial on on appeal. (this case is described in my Avvo Profile.) Since that time, we have worked together representing several clients. Mark's work has always been of the highest caliber. I look forward to working with him in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mark is an extremely bright and knowledgable colleague!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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