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Mark Barnett French

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Bedford, TX

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Mark B. French

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Mark

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I have been certified as a specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (“Board Certified”).   In order to obtain this certification, I was required to establish my expertise through a day-long exam, a peer review by consumer bankruptcy lawyers and judges, and a personal inventory of consumer bankruptcy cases.  


I have practiced law in Dallas-Fort Worth since 1987.  After 11 years at a large downtown law firm (McDonald Sanders) in Fort Worth, Texas, including 6 years as an equity owner, I formed the Law Office of Mark B. French in 1999.  


I also have an “AV” (A = preeminent attorney, V = very high general ethical standards) rating in the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory.  This is the highest rating given and it is based on confidential survey responses of attorneys and judges. 


I am a member of the John C. Ford Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to helping lawyers become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness. 


Additionally, I am a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Bankruptcy Bar Association, Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


 I graduated from High School in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1980, where my Senior Class named me “Most Intellectual”.  I then attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where I graduated “with honor” in 1984 with a degree in Business Administration.  I received an academic scholarship to attend the Baylor University School of Law, graduating in 1987. 


Throughout my childhood I lived in East Texas.  I was born in Texarkana in 1962 and later lived in Alto and then in Nacogdoches.  I have been married to the beautiful Amy Radcliffe French, a native of Carrollton, Texas since 1986.  We have two children, Madeline, age 17 and William, age 16.  We currently reside in Colleyville.  Our family belongs to the First Baptist Church of Hurst where I serve on the Deacon Body.  I am also a member of the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce where I serve on the Chamber Ambassadors Board.

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Law Office of Mark B. French
1901 Central Drive
Suite 704
Bedford, TX, 76021


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Posted by Susankm | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank goodness for Mr French and his staff.
We started with different attorney who never returned calls or emails nor even met with us, just his unqualified staff. THANKFULLY, we then went to Mr. French and met with him and his staff the first meeting. He explained and guided us through everything we needed to do, helped us avoid the pitfalls the other law firm never mentioned, and guided us through this entire process with professionalism and the knowledge to get it done by the law as it must be done. From start to finish, we felt we could finally breathe again and we are so very glad we left the first firm and went to Mr. French. We highly recommend Mr. French to handle legal matters and believe me, his counsel made a difficult process easier to get through and we never once had to question ourselves after choosing Mr. French. Save yourself dollars and anxiety and pick the right attorney the first time. That attorney and law firm is Mark B. French.
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Posted by Phillip | February 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mark and his team done a fantastic job with our legal needs. They were efficient, very knowledgeable, and made the process painless. Highly recommend Mark French
Posted by Kevin | June 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely perfect fit
Mark and his team were fantastic. They helped me through a very difficult and confusing process and a very difficult chapter of my life. Mark was empathetic, encouraging, and extremely proficient at helping me navigate the process. Thank you Mark and team!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mark French. Highly professional, easy to talk to, and knows exactly how to help you with your financial concerns !
Posted by Ed | November 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer and Person
Not only did Mr. French himself provide an outstanding service and Sound advice; His whole team did as well. Never once did He or his office ever look/talk down to us. I would highly recommend Him and his office for your personal needs.
Posted by John | October 11, 2012
A very professional, ethical attorney and he gets a 10 from me!
We filed bankruptcy 2 years ago and just now starting to rebuild our credit. I can honestly say that Mr. French, and his staff were extrememly helpful, professional and made this process understandable and, I was more relaxed knowing it was in there hands. I reccomend this office to anyone even considering bankrupcty.. My only regret is I didnt provide this positive review two years ago when we filed.
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Posted by william | April 25, 2011
Positive review
I selected Mark after I had interviews with other lawyers . He is a professional lawyer with straight forward answers to all of our questions. Yes , the decision to file bankruptcy is a difficult one. Mark explained all of the options in detail. I feel Mark is a trustworthy and honest lawyer and provided personal attention to our needs in a difficult time. I do recommend his service.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2010
Wonderful Lawyer and a better person!!
Mark, was kind, courteous, extremely knowledgeable and kept me completely informed throughout the whole process. Bankruptcy is not something that I ever intended to go through or would ever want to go through again, but having Mr French was nothing short of a God sent to me period!!
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2010
Mark B. French
I was referred to Mark B. French from a highly respected attorney whose judgment I valued. From the first meeting, Mr. French impressed me with his understanding of the financial difficulties I was experiencing. His sound judgment and recommendations made the entire difficult process of bankruptcy seem simple and routine. His knowledge, skills and preparation made the entire experience of my personal bankruptcy from beginning to end as pleasurable as it could be. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Debbie | June 7, 2010
Great experience considering the situation
Very confident, professional attorney. I would recommend his services to any friend of mine. He took a really bad, uncomfortable situation and helped by explaining and understanding what was on the table. His staff was also very professional and was always there if I had a question or concern.
Posted by Lori | June 7, 2010
Mark did what he said he would do. He said he would get it done and he did. ON TIME!!!! He really helped us get through some difficult times.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Board Certified Attorney
  • The Law Office of Mark B. French
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney & Equity Owner
  • McDonald Sanders, P.C.
  • 1987 - 1999


  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Baylor University
  • 1984
  • Nacogdoches High School
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Relief for a small business owner
  • Client is able to continue operating the business


  • John C. Ford Inn of Court
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • N/A
  • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Rating (A=Preeminent Attorney, V=Very High Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark French is an excellent attorney who is well respected in the legal community. Mr. French is the type of attorney I aspire to be."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Mr. French several years ago. He is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is not only very knowledgeable in the field of bankruptcy but also a great guy. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great attorney, great guy!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. French on a couple of issues. I find that he is well organized, knowledgeable about the current state of bankruptcy law. I and every other bankruptcy attorney looks to him for leadership in the profession, and I learn something new every time we work together."
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Bedford Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Mark Barnett French
Mark Barnett French
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Bedford, TX
Licensed for 36 years