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Mark Christopher Post

About me

Mark received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1992, graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics in 1989, and joined the Columbus, Georgia, firm of Harp, Poydasheff, Post & Sowers in 2013.


Prior to joining the firm, Mark served for twenty years as an Assistant District Attorney and as a Chief Assistant District Attorney. He effectively handled more than 5000 cases as lead counsel which included receiving verdicts in more than 100 jury trials in Superior Court. He had a trial success rate of 98% over the last 13 years of his prosecutorial career and 89% overall as a prosecutor.


Mark has extensive experience in the field of complex litigation. He successfully concluded murder cases with as many as six co-defendants; defended federal conspiracy cases where up to 35 defendants were indicted; prosecuted financial crimes involving up to 1.2 million dollars; tried multiple co-defendant armed robbery and drug cases; and handled civil cases involving drug and civil asset forfeiture.

Mark is an effective appellate attorney. He personally prepared the legal briefs and arguments in over 50 cases that resulted in written appellate decisions from the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. These decisions include nine published decisions in murder cases.


His practice as an attorney in Columbus, Georgia, Fort Benning, and the surrounding area includes federal court and all Georgia state courts. Mark practices criminal defense including helping clients with DUI's, with misdemeanor and felony charges, and with appeals of matters initially handled by other attorneys. He also represents businesses and individuals in select civil litigation such as personal injury, wrongful death, false arrest, and civil rights matters; and handles general legal matters such as expungements.


Mark is an AV Preeminent attorney as rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he is included in the 2014, 2015, & 2016 editions of Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia; the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia; and all other Georgia courts.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    3 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    3 years
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
    3 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    23 years



Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy James Sowers

    Mark is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney.


    Timothy Sowers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Allen Charles Jones

    Mark is an excellent lawyer that will fight aggressively for his clients. He possesses great knowledge of the law and provides a compassionate service to his clients. Allen Jones


    Allen Jones Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Harp, Poydasheff, Post & Sowers, LLC

936 Second Avenue
PO Box 1172
Columbus, GA, 31901-2716


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
“Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015.ALM Legal Group2015
“Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014.ALM Legal Group2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHarp, Poydasheff, Post, & Sowers2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney-Pataula Judicial Circuit2009 - 2013
Assistant District Attorney & Chief Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney- Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit1993 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice SectionMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Farley v. State, 277 Ga. 622 (2004)Won jury trial. Affirmed on appeal.
Baker v. State, 284 Ga. 537 (2008)Won jury trial. Affirmed on appeal.
Powers v. State, 314 Ga. App. 733 (2012)Won jury trial. Affirmed on appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Emory University School of LawEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Law UpdateCriminal Law Update: Topical Federal & State Privacy Cases; Search & Seizure Update2014
Multiple speaking engagements during political campaignCriminal Law2012