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Mark Anthony Lister

Family Attorney at Rockwall, TX

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family

    6 years, 25 cases

  2. Child custody

    6 years, 18 cases

  3. Child support

    6 years, 17 cases

  4. Estate planning

    6 years, 5 cases

  5. Adoption

    5 years, 2 cases

  6. Debt collection

    6 years, 4 cases

I am a veteran and attorney serving the Dallas - Fort Worth area.  My primary practice is family law with a focus on the children of divorce or separation (in the case of unmarried parents).  Having been raised by a single mom, I understand the struggles that families face during divorce.  I strive to help divorcing parents through the process while perserving their entitlements.  I strongly advocate for the children, along with the interests of the clients as it will result in the best possible outcome.  

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Lacey is the firm's Case Manager, and vigilantly ensures you have up to date information regarding your case.


Law Office of Mark A. Lister, PLLC
428 Silver Spur Trail
Rockwall, TX, 75032

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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Alma | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Lister was my attorney in a difficult complicated divorce.
Mr. Lister should be on the top of the Best Top Ten List for Rockwall County attorneys. I was part of a Court Watchers group in a different county and have seen the worst. Mr. Lister, a retired Marine, is a man of integrity who served his country well. I spent many hours researching other lawyers before choosing Mr. Mark Lister. The research paid off in spades. He worked with me to bring an end to a 48 year marriage. He was honest about the difficult months ahead and the best approach to a ending with mediation as opposed going to trial. Mr. Lister never hurried through a meeting over the very difficult financial issues. He returned calls and emails within a reasonable time, a major issue with many lawyers. Nothing was overlooked in the mediation and final decree. My final bill was more than fair for the amount of hard work he put in to my case.
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Response from Mark Lister March 1, 2022
Thanks Marie! Good clients make it easy to do this job. I appreciate your patience working through the issues. Wishing the best for your future as I will likely need your advice!
Posted by George | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Firm Review
Get results. Mark gets results! He is professional, knowledgeable, and provides excellent communication, including response times. His comprehensive insight in regards to my case got me results that I requested and more. I highly recommend his law firm and would use him again, if necessary. Best Wishes
Posted by Monica | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend will Hire Again
I am going to be honest! After my daughter came to me for help and looking for an attorney on very short notice and court date approaching less than a week I did not know where to turn. When I spoke to Mark I knew he was the attorney that we needed to hire based on his wisdom, openness to hearing every little detail of the custody issue, the time he put into the case, and feeling he truly cared about the case and well being of my grandson made it known to me he was the right person for the case. I just cannot speak enough about how much time he put into the case knowing we had very little time. Anytime anyone ask me about an attorney or I see someone like me not knowing where to turn for one in the time of need I recommend them to Mark immediately!! Seeing the compassion that Mark had for us as his clients made us feel confident in our case and in ourselves. I will definitely keep him in my phone and wish him all the best!
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Response from Mark Lister March 25, 2021
Thanks Monica! You were a model client. You make an attorney's job easier! Wish you all the best in the future.
Posted by Terry | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Court Document review
I needed a hunt county attorney to help me read some Child custody privileges from a legal document I had received and explain. Just the free legal consultation was excellent! Mark spent about 30 minutes asking questions, giving advice, etc. I’d imagine he would have spent longer had I not needed to go at the moment. It was so informative and professional I decided to hire him for looking over the documents. Well, worth the money! Mark emailed a break down of the court orders, and when I called for clarification on a few items, answered several questions including many others I hadn’t even thought of. I’ve had other attorneys before. Mark goes above and beyond, exactly the way the other reviewers have posted!
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Response from Mark Lister July 20, 2020
Thanks Terry! I appreciate you trusting me to help you out.
Posted by L.Chandler | April 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Strongly Recommend
Mark was very easy to talk to and had gread knowledge. He actually took the time to talk to me and get a good understanding of my situation. He helped break everything down and helped me decide on what the best route for me was and left me at ease. I will make sure to keep him in my contacts for any further issues and recommend him to anyone that needs help. God works and mysterious ways and he makes sure to bring the right people into your life to protect you and guide you, Mark is defiantly one of his soldiers. Thank you so much for your help Mark and for taking the time to help and guide me! :)
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Response from Mark Lister March 25, 2021
Thanks Chandler! Anything I can do to help!
Posted by Brittany | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend
Mark Lister provided legal representation for me during my divorce proceedings. Mark came highly recommended by family members and did not disappoint. His honesty, empathy, and ethics surpassed my expectations and was a pleasant comfort during a time of heartbreak. I feel he represented my case with the best interest for me and my children. He was always straightforward and direct which made my experience easier and simplified. I would definetly pass on the recommendation for those who are seeking legal representation that is fair, knowledgable, and honest
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Response from Mark Lister April 15, 2020
Thanks Brittany! You were a great client and I am happy we could get it all worked out.
Posted by Mindy T. | March 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommended
Mark was the second attorney that I met with and honestly, I wish I reached out sooner. The first attorney seemed a bit laid back and just went through the motion of "Oh, just another divorce case." I left that office feeling uneasy and not sure what direction to head into. Mark was then recommended on Facebook and I reached out to inquire about a consultation and Lacey, the Case Manager was on top of it! I was a Stay at Home Momma to a toddler & was headed into divorce due to my husbands infidelity. I was scared, as there was NO way this could be my life. Mark was a straight shooter, he listened to my concerns, he was knowledgeable with the VA (Veteran Affairs) and Military stuff, that no one else locally seemed to grasp and he wanted to fight for my son and I. AND! He loves Jesus! That was pretty important for me too, because I still wanted to handle this divorce with grace and dignity. Mark didn't treat me as if I was just another person going through a divorce. He heard my story; him and Lacey became an advocate for my son and I. He didn't see me as a paycheck, he truly cared for the wellbeing of my son and I. Honestly, it felt good to have someone concerned for us in that manner after everything that was going on in my marriage. I felt like my son and I mattered. I walked out of my consultation with a better understanding of my rights and we had a game plan and even though I was terrified to go through a divorce, Mark and Lacey held my hand every step of the way and reassured me it would all be ok. Mark knew when to be aggressive and when to pull back the reins. He made himself available to me whenever I needed some guidance or direction. Most of all, he knew my goal and he knew how important my son is to me and that I would do anything and everything for him, and Mark was willing to do the same for us. Divorce wasn't so scary after all, it's definitely not fun by any means. There's a lot of emotions involved and Mark knew that. He allowed me to have those emotions, but also was a voice of reason once my emotions subsided. I am in the midst of finalizing my divorce and moving out of this state with my son (which was the goal!) and I couldn't imagine going through this experience with anyone else, but Mark and Lacey!
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Response from Mark Lister March 24, 2020
Thanks Mindy, I appreciate your kind words. Glad we were able to help you!
Posted by David | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Safety & Training Manager
Mark Lister made himself available to me and family and answered all our questions in very thorough manner. He was able to explain complicated legal issues in a way that was easy to digest and understand. Mark added an unmeasurable human factor in every conversation I had with him as he demonstrated empathy towards the issues involved in my situation. Mark’s U.S.M.C. leadership skills and training provided the subject matter expert experience which weighed heavily in the positive outcome of my case. I would definitely recommended Mark Lister to anyone who requires his services.
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Response from Mark Lister November 11, 2019
Thank you Dave! I appreciate the opportunity to help.
Posted by John | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark helped me get exactly what I wanted.
I approached Mark partway through a custody battle. And while it's true that I was in a pinch, he was not my only option. Essentially, I ended up choosing between Mark and another, more experienced attorney. Cost was a factor in my decision, but not the deciding factor. I chose Mark because, as a veteran myself, I trusted him when he said he would fight for me. That's what I needed, and that's what he did. First and foremost, Mark is extremely responsive, both in terms of his availability (returning calls, meeting, etc.) and his representation (understanding clients' needs, concerns, etc.). He's also not afraid -- this is a thing with some attorney's because they don't want to (excuse the expression) "crap where they eat". Mark was aggressive and went to bat for me despite it requiring him to sacrifice a bit of personal comfort. It's a quality that will serve him and his future clients well as he gains more experience and a knack for effective aggression. I think we both learned some valuable lessons during my case, which was hardly straightforward, and I consider our settlement a positive one.
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Response from Mark Lister January 18, 2021
Thanks John! I appreciate you trusting me with your complicated case. It was a pleasure working for you.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 170-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mark A. Lister
  • 2018 - Present


  • Texas A&M School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2016


  • Rockwall County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Mark
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lister is a highly knowledgeable, effective and efficient attorney. His military experience and background allows him a better insight into the unique issues that military and veteran benefits pose in a case. I highly recommend Mr. Lister for anyone going through a divorce. His experience and compassion are a winning combination."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an outstanding person and passionate lawyer. His ability to think on the fly and outside the box makes him an asset to his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lister and I went to school together. Additionally, I have worked "of counsel" with Mr. Lister on several issues. He is a consummate professional and very knowledgable in his area of expertise."