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.