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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.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 80%
    15 years
  2. Violent Crime: 5%
    15 years
  3. Federal Crime: 5%
    15 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    15 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    15 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Mark Allen Yurachek & Associates, LLC

55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Ste 830
Atlanta, GA, 30308

The Law Offices of Mark Allen Yurachek & Associates, LLC

104 North Oak Street
Falls Church, VA, 22046-3234



VAAuthorized to practice law200303/31/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Case of the Year - Botts v. StateGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateL. David Wolfe, P.C.1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adams, et al v. CarlisleSummary judgement against civil plaintiff reversed
Brandt v. StateVacated and Remanded
Henley v. StateAffirmed, Cert. Denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Marietta Daily JournalJohn McNeil Released From Prison After Pleading Guilty2013
Kiss 104 FM'Stand Your Ground' Shooter To Go Free2013
Rocky Mount TelegramWilson Man Convicted of Murder Goes Free From Georgia Jail2013
NAACPJohn McNeil's Habeas Petition Granted; NAACP Urges Attorney General Not To Appeal2012
Wilson TimesMcNeil Wins Appeal, Future Uncertain2012
Augusta ChronicleNAACP Fights For Man Convicted of Murder2012
Proactive ResourcesBest of Atlanta 20122012
11 Alive NewsMan Convicted of Murder Could Be Released2012
Fox 5 AtlantaJudge Rules In Favor of Imprisoned Cobb Man2012
NPRGeorgia Attorney General Appeals Order for Convicted Man to State's High Court2012
Fulton County Daily ReportFew Sex Offenders Use "Escape Hatch"2011
WMAZ Macon, GeorgiaConvicted Sex Offender Challenges Registry2010
Fulton County Daily ReportVideo: Mark Yurachek Argues in Hollie v. State2010
Fulton County Daily ReportMark Yurachek Argues At The Georgia Supreme Court2010
Fulton Daily ReportMark Yurachek argues before the Supreme Court2010
Fulton Daily ReportMark Yurachek Argues Before the High Court2010
Fulton Daily ReportSex Offeder Registry law at heart of appeals2010
Calhoun TimesGeorgia Supreme Court considers ex-cop's appeal to remain off sex offender registry2010
Rome News-TribuneGeorgia Supreme Court considers ex-cop's appeal to remain off sex offender registry2010
WSB-TVConvict Wants Off Sex Offender Registry2010
The Augusta ChronicleConvict Pushes For Retrial2007
The Augusta ChronicleMan's Conviction for Murder Is Reversed2007
Atlanta Business ChronicleCreater of ETS phone scam heads to jail2006
Deseret Morning NewsGeorgia Overturns Hate Crimes Law2004
New York TimesGeorgia Court Strikes Down Law On Hate2004
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionTeen Gets Life for 2002 Murder2004
USA TodayGeorgia court throws out hate crime law2004
Creative LoafingVictory in Little 5 hate case2003
Esquire MagazineThe Terrible Boy2002
People MagazineDisarming the Rage2001
Time MagazineThe Crisis of Foster Care2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Emory UniversityHistory, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997