5.0 stars 142 totalReview Mark Thiessen
Posted by T.N.
VERDICT WAS *NOT GUILTY* AT TRIAL!! This will get expunged eventually. My boyfriend's BAC level was .06 at the time they drew his blood (hours after he was arrested and taken in). No drugs in his system, yet the DA still would not drop the case. This was his 1st DWI, however he does have a felony charge on his record. He did not want probation or to do community service.. so we hired Mark in hopes to get this dismissed. The DA would not drop the charge and we did not want to take a plea, therefore this ended up going to trial. Mark is so knowledgeable & aggressive in court! It was like watching an episode of Law & Order (I was not there, but this is how my boyfriend told the story). Mark is truly an EXPERT and was able to attack everything the prosecutor threw at him during trial. Side note: Mark cross examined one of the officers from the night of the arrest and after cross examination.. the officer ended up shaking Mark's hand after getting off the stand and admitted to Mark, that Mark was the best lawyer he has ever dealt with and because of Mark's aggression during trial, the officer's eyes has opened up due to facts that were pointed out during trial and the officer will start to do things differently. (Bummer!)
Mark definitely is not cheap, but worth every single penny!!!!!!! We would hire him again in a heart beat. (I would advise you to have a rainy day fund with about ~15k in it--- just in case) I will recommend Mark to everyone I KNOW! He is the best dressed lawyer in the room compared to all of the other frumpy men with their outdated looking suitcases. He has lots of confidence because he knows his sh*t!
Posted by Kathryn
changed with a felony dwi with endangerment to child under 15 serious conviction must of the time people do 2/15 years state day for a day. I have a great job in the medical field. I have three beautiful daughters that mean everything to me and I lived with an abusive husband that I couldn't and wouldn't leave my babies with. To even think my babies would have to be without me and be with their dad is enough pain we've already endured enough pain. what should I do, where do I go? I went to Mark Thiessen. I will never regret the day that I found him it was the most relief that I had ever felt since the minute that I walked out of the Harris county jail. He treated me like family like his baby sister. I needed that everybody had to earn their backs against me thinking the worst when I knew what happen truly was an accident. when I talk to Mark he knew that he could do something to help me and it wasn't like everybody else who felt or was against it was hard to hear that they knew that I would lose my kids to hear there dad was so great and I didn't need to be around my babies I was down so low because I knew it wasn't true but the fact is I had a charge that was so real and so bad. I found Mark and I found hope and whatever they did could hurt me because they were wrong. I went to court over four months waiting on my blood work to comeback. Staying positive while everyone tried to make things worse. I had the best attorney on my side and if he wasn't there his partner was with me I wasn't alone. I could call anytime and anything I needed from them they provided for me. So like every review you've read before saying he's the best it's true he's the best and if you do want your life back than you know what to do. I promise you this will be the best move you ever make. It's worth every dollar I had even if it takes thing the rest of my life to pay my father back at least I have a life a chance to do that now. I may not have got my charges dropped but I only have a misdemeanor DWI no jail time one year probation no suspended license no breathing machine in my car or at home. thank you Mark Thiessen and I'm sure my babies thank you even more. All I can tell you is that Mark cares and I wouldn't be writing this if I didn't care I'm letting you know you to can feel at ease with choosing him as your attorney and make this process a lot easier knowing that you do have somebody on your side and everything will work out thanks for your time.
Posted by Brian
I was facing a 2nd DWI charge and wanted nothing but the best attorney to represent me (even if it meant paying for the best). I did what everybody else does when looking to hire a high caliber attorney with a proven track record - i.e., asked around, spoke with other attorneys in the know, searched online, reviewed client reviews / ratings, etc. I narrowed the search down to three attorneys, and needless to say I chose Mark Thiessen. Best decision ever made as sometimes it's all about "who" you know vs. "what" you know or others tell you.
I highly recommend Mark. I advise anyone else looking for the best attorney to stop their search and contact Mark immediately to represent them. You don't have to take my word for it. Take the word of several other attorney's I know who said they would hire Mark (hands down, all day long) if their kids or family member were charged with DWI. Or, take the word of the court, who commented that I had one of the state's top attorney's represent me.
Boom, case is over and I'm moving on with my life (and have Mark's number on speed dial)...
Posted by Jino
I wanted to thank Mark Thiessen for all of his help. He is truly an excellent lawyer with a natural desire to win and his aggression in the court room is amazing. If you want your case to be dismissed or strike fear in the prosecution Mark is the right lawyer to hire. He is the best lawyer in houston by far and he has many great years ahead of him. My wife made a fake charge against me to support her divorce case and Mark was able to expose her for the conartist she is. The jury was very convinced by Mark and the prosecution had no chance after 10 minutes into the trial. I thank god I met him and I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get charges against them reversed. Mark is extremely professional and organized and he will fight for you no matter what.
Posted by Stephanie
Was arrested for DWI and was referred to Mark for help. He stood by me the entire time, and one day before trial, he got the case dismissed! He is the absolute best lawyer ever, and he has the most ethics and stand up personality there is. I cannot say enough great things about Mark, and I appreciate all he has done for me in my time of need.
Posted by a client
I looked around on AVVO and talked to various lawyers but none struck the competency level I needed to win my case. I spoke to Mark in his office and after talking with him for 15 minutes he was sincere about the chances of winning and gave me a 33% probabllity. Even with such a small chance, fighting my dwi case he gave everything in his power during my trial that the judge decided to plea for a dwi no jail. Mark hammered away and gave his all and the sentence got reduced to reckless driving. Mark is probably one of the most competent lawyers I've met and if you are thinking of going to trial and want a chance to win you need someone who will look at all the details and present them in a clear and concise manner. Thank you Mark you're the best!
Posted by a client
If you've got deep pockets and are facing a DWI, there is no better individual to get your money's worth than Thiessen. Found myself in a terrible situation year and a half ago, was asleep at the wheel and charged with DWI. Blood warrant established BAC at .22. Best plea offer with first attorney was 90 days house arrest. After hiring Mark, we immediately set the case for trial. Two days before trial the state offered to dismiss the DWI in exchange for pleading guilty to a public intoxication class c, deferred for 30 days. Essentially by hiring Mark the DA knew they didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the case with wheeling being the definitive issue in the case and the fact that the DA had already lost to Mark four times before that helped significantly. The plea deal is about as sweet as it gets when it comes to a DWI reduction, and the fact that the DWI was dismissed and class C was deferred means I can expunge both from my record like the incident never happened. Mark is a phenomenal trial attorney, great businessman, and prosecutors fear him like the devil. If you can afford him, you needn't look anywhere else. Thanks Mark, owe you my life.
Posted by Sean
After exhausting all options, my lawyer recommended that I hire Mark Thiessen as the prosecution was not budging. I honestly didn't think I had much of chance of winning as they had a .25 blood test but I am CPA and I didn't want to lose my license therefore I hired Mark. The prosecution still would not work a deal so we went to trial. Mark is a true expert when it comes to DWIs as he was able to out argue the prosecution in everything they threw at him. He also poked several holes during cross examination of the nurse who administered the blood and the arresting officer. The arresting officer admitted at the end of cross examination that I did not lack the mental or physical capabilities to drive which meant he didn't have probable cause to arrest me. The case was thrown out the next day due to this. I honestly believe that Mark is the most talented person I have ever met any profession. Although not cheap, I believe he is worth every penny and I would have even paid more.
Posted by a client
I was arrested for DWI in March of last year. I am a young professional who's never been in trouble a day in my life before this happened to me. I honestly thought I was doomed after a .17 breath test. A friend recommended a short list of lawyers to me who I all met with. I ended up going with Mark after reading all of the great reviews on him and checking out his impressive list of notable victories. From the beginning Mark was adamant that we should go to trial which gave me hope. I had to wait 11 months before my day in court but thanks to Mark's expertise my case was dismissed mid-trial! Watching him question all of the officers that testified at my trial was seriously amazing. Once you see him in action you see how skilled, charismatic, and talented he is. He was able to show how none of the officers knew what they were talking about and how many mistakes they made. Because of this my case got dismissed and didn't even have to go to the jury to decide my fate. I honestly have doubt any other lawyer could have gotten me these results. I would without a doubt say Mark is the best DWI lawyer in Houston. I asked A LOT of questions, and Mark was always patient and very responsive to me. I could call/text him anytime I had questions. I am soooo glad to finally be putting this behind me. He really got me my life back. Mark, you the real MVP!
Posted by a client
I was charged with a DWI April of last year. I had a breath test result of 1.4 and 1.6. Twice the legal limit!! I was worried and scared about losing my freedom and of having a criminal charge follow me around for the rest of my life!! My husband found Mark Thiessen by Google searching " THE BEST DWI ATTORNEY IN HOUSTON" ! And I can honestly say that title is more than fitting!
Mark was educated on not only the Science and procedure behind my DWI arrest, but he knew all of the individuals and had personal relationships ( from his many previous DWI cases in Harris county ) with both the arresting DWI task force officer as well as the Expert :breath test machine witness , brought by the DA before the jury. His candid exchange with these individuals on the stand was damning to say the least!!
His experience was invaluable in my jury trial!
But what set Mark apart from other attorneys in my mind , was the passion in which he fought my case! From the day I hired him, to the day I was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of my peers, he fought passionately at every turn for my freedom!!
He never backed down to the DA and their immoral and corrupt practices!! He stood in that courtroom and fought for my future : the way I would have, the way a friend or family member would have!! He made it clear both thru his words as well as his actions that losing was NOT AN OPTION!!
I cannot say enough good things about Mark! But if you are reading this now, and wondering who YOU should hide to defend you and YOUR future ....YOUR freedom...
I honestly believe you need look no further!! Let Mark Thiessen give you YOUR LIFE BACK!