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My life has taught me that to get what you want, you have to fight.  I
grew up in a small town in Louisiana, and although my family was poor
as church mice, I grew rich in grit, determined to fight for a better

I got my first job at 15, moved into my own apartment at 16, and
worked full-time to support myself through high school, college, and law
school.  It was extremely hard and sometimes I wished that things were
easier.  But such struggling taught me that to get what you want—you
have to be willing to out-work and out-fight everyone else.  And this is
the same attitude and approach that I believe everyone deserves.

First-hand experience has taught me that so many people are working
just as hard as I did to make a better life for themselves and their
families.  That’s why I’ve never worked for the State as a prosecutor
whose only job is to put people in jail.  I’ve defended people accused
of all kinds of criminal conduct from complex organized crime cases to
simple marijuana possession.  I’ve defended clients charged with DWI,
drug charges, theft and burglary, violent crimes like assault, and
retaliation, and white-collar offenses.

So before you talk to the police or anyone else, call me to discuss your case.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
  3. DUI & DWI: 33%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kristin Scheel

    Mark is my go-to referral when I'm asked about criminal lawyers. He offers clients much, much more than an aggressive criminal defense. Mark has an in depth understanding of the law and sophistication that puts him ahead of most of his colleagues, and of great benefit to his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Kristin Scheel Real estate Attorney
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    I have worked with Mark on the international civil litigation side. He is a top flight attorney and a strong leader. Mark achieves positive results for his clients through diligent work and methodical processes. I would recommend him to all of my colleagues.


    David Barbee Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Correro & Leisure, P.C.

2909 Hillcroft Avenue
Suite 350
Houston, TX, 77057

Stornello & Correro Law Firm, PLLC

2909 Hillcroft Ave #350
Houston, TX, 77057



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Houston Bar Foundation Award for Most Outstanding Legal ArticleHouston Bar FoundationN/A
Clair E. Getty, Jr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal WritingSouth Texas Law ReviewN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGreenberg Traurig2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2015 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember2014 - Present
National Italian-American Bar AssociationVice President2010 - Present
Justinian Society of Houston LawyersPresident2004 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
The Childrens Center, Inc.President2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possession of MarijuanaDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogFatal Car Accidents Increasing in Texas2016
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and TechnologyWhy Neuroscience Matters for a Rational Drug Policy2010
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationTwombly Pleading Standard Satisfied in the Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation2009
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationChapter IX: Criminal Antitrust Enforcement2008
Dispute Resolution JournalA Q&A Guide to Dispute Resolution in the United States2008
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationSherman Act Violation: Alaska-Rent-Car2008
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationAgreements in the Marine Hose Investigation2008
The Digest (Syracuse)The Lopez/Morrison Limitation on the Commerce Clause--Fact or Fabrication?2007
International Bar Association (IBA) publicationJoining Non-Signatories to an Arbitration: Recent Developments2007
Script MagazineThe Perils of Off-Label Marketing--Navigating the FDA's Regulatory Minefield2005
South Texas Law ReviewGet a Divorce--Become a Felon2004
South Texas Law ReviewWhistleblower & Federal Qui Tam Litigation--Suing the Corporation for Fraud2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLEWhat Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law2016
MCLEWhat Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law2015
MCLEWhat Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law2014
Annual ConventionThe False Claims Act in Whistleblower Litigation2009