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Mark Metzger III

Criminal defense Attorney at Galveston, TX

5.0   61 reviews

also known as Mark Alvan Metzger III

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Mark

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Mark A. Metzger III was born in Webster, Texas and raised in Missouri City, Texas. Mark attended Elkins High School prior to attending and graduating from the Marine Military Academy in 1999. While at Elkins High School, Mark played trumpet in the marching band and an officer in the JROTC program with participation in the silent drill team, model rocketry club, and color guard. At the Marine Military Academy, Mark served as the Platoon Sergeant of Charlie Company and participated on the football team. During his high school years, Mark was also cadet officer and later second lieutenant senior member in the Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Boy Scouts.

After high school, Mark then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in 2000. Upon graduation of Basic Training and Marine Combat Training School, Mark attended the Department of Navy’s Cryptologic Training Course for MOS 2631 at the Center for Information Warfare headquartered on Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida graduating as the Honor Graduate and earning a meritorious promotion. During his tour in the Marine Corps as an Electronic Intelligence Intercept Operator/Analyst, Mark conducted electronic and signals intelligence, information assurance, and national tactical integration activities in order to satisfy National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Marine Air Ground Task Force requirements. Mark worked directly under the National Security Agency and Central Security Service with participation in Operations: Northern/Southern Watch; Enduring Freedom; and Iraqi Freedom. While in the Marine Corps, Mark also volunteered as a Drill Instructor for the local Young Marines program. Mark received his Honorable Discharge in 2007 at the rank of Sergeant.  Subsequently, Mark worked for Lockheed Martin/Martin Marietta as a site security supervisor and other various security contractors.

Upon returning to his native Texas working as a ranch hand on an exotic game ranch in Centerville, Texas, Mark then attended and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. While at Texas A&M, Mark played as a  linebacker/defensive end for the Aggie football team (#59), was a tutor for students in Logic and Liberal Arts classes for the Texas A&M Student Athletic Department, and studied abroad his senior year at the Akademie für internationale Bildung (AiB) in Bonn, Germany.  He then came back home to Houston and continued his education at South Texas College of Law (STCL).  While attending STCL, Mark participated in summer trial academy and various law societies to include serving as an elected officer in the Delta Theta Phi international law fraternity.

Mark is also a September 2014 graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.  Located at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, it is considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in America. To date, Gerry Spence has only graduated just over 1,200 students over the past 20 years.

Mark is a member of the Marine Corps League, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, The National College of DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Galveston Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, and Delta Theta Phi international law fraternity alumni association.

Outside the courtroom, starting in 2015, Mark organized the very first 22 with 22 for the 22 Silkies Hike now presently named The Silkies Hike in both Houston and Galveston areas. These events are now held nationwide, and are operated by Irreverent Warriors, a 501(c)3 that provides therapeutic relief to military veterans suffering from suicidal tendencies, depression, and PTSD. On November 19, 2022, in appreciation for Mark's contribution to the veteran community, a Proclamation was issued by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaiming that November 19th be known as Mark Metzger Day.  Mark also speaks at various high schools, aids local homeless veterans and battered women's shelters offering pro bono legal work, and provides mentorship to at-risk and orphaned youths. Outside of his legal education, Mark is an ordained Christian minister and is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Theology and Apologetics.

If you want a trial attorney who will not back down against the oppression of government power addicts or greedy insurance companies then you must call Mark. #theislandattorney #themetzgerlawfirm

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The Metzger Law Firm, PLLC
The Metzger Law Firm, PLLC
440 Louisiana
Suite 1450
Houston, TX, 77002
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Texas
Mark went above and beyond to handle my case. I was innocent and he made sure justice was served. Case dismissed. The entire process was smooth, professional and easy. I fully recommend this law firm for all your legal needs in greater Houston/ Galveston area. They don’t call him the Island Attorney for nothing!!! He is the best criminal defense attorney on the island bar none. Hire Mark Metzger 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2023
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AMAZING ATTORNEY
I have no regrets hiring Mark, and would not hesitate to hire him again. He's very sharp, knows the law, and his way around the Galveston Courts. He did an excellent job for me while in the middle of the pandemic.
Posted by FullContactFitnessMMA | December 19, 2023
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THE AMAZING LAWYER THAT TEXAS NEEDS
Mr. Metzger was able to get my case dismissed due to insufficient evidence. Being wrongfully accused by a law Enforcment officer is very disheartening, and hurtful. Mr. Metzger was able to clear my good name and reaffirm my faith in the judicial system. There are a lot of good police officers out there but, there are also a lot of bad one with ill intent.
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Posted by Daniel | October 13, 2023
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Awesome lawyer
This man knows his stuff! Great person who does great work. Highly recommended
Posted by Matthew | September 1, 2023
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CASE DISMISSED!!!!
Similar to a lot of stories I've heard today, I am a male, I called the police because I was assaulted, and I went to jail for assault family violence... Mark is a very vehement proponent to the justice system and in particular men's rights. From the very beginning of walking into his office, I felt like I had an advocate on my side who would ensure that justice was served..that is priceless when is in person faces the justice system. Today is September 1st 2023 and my case was dismissed... I cannot tell you how grateful I am to Mr. Metzger for his legal expertise and for his proficient and kind handling of my case. It was worth all the money in the world to me and I appreciate you very much man. God bless you!!!
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Posted by Marcus | July 2, 2023
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Hands down the best lawyer(highest dismissal rate)
I got into a situation in Galveston and the consequences weren’t looking good. After talking with Mark at his office he was very straight forward and honest about the possible outcomes. It was an easy decision to make after meeting him. He advised me on what to do throughout the case and was very assuring on getting the case dismissed. After a few resets I got a call from Mark saying the case was dismissed!!! I’m very happy I made the decision to hire Mark to represent me and would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation!!!
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Posted by Justin | February 26, 2023
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The best lawyer on earth
Words can't describe how thankful I am that Mark took my case. Seabrook P.D hit me with some ridiculous charges while at work, then smeared my name all over social media for a week. Mark told me everything was going to be ok, a few days later he absolutely ripped the prosecutor to shreds getting the charges dismissed. If Mark ever decided to run for office I would work his campaign trail for free. This is the kinda man we need to represent Texas on the national stage.
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Posted by Jerry | January 21, 2023
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Absolute Miracle Worker
Don’t waste your money going anywhere else. I was arrested for DWI and was referred to Mark through a good friend. I met with Mark and he thoroughly went over the process and next steps. He made no promises but felt confident that my case would not go to trial. We met again at my first court date. He was able to arrange for my subsequent court dates to be on a Friday to accommodate my work schedule. Little did I know at the time, but I wouldn’t see the court or Mark again. He handle all of the court dates without me and in less than a year from my arrest, he called me with the news that he had argued my case and was able to get it DISMISSED! This man knows the courts, the judges, the prosecutors, and the District Attorneys. He’s smart and efficient. He isn’t your typical lawyer, but he is exactly what you need in Galveston county. I plan on never needing a lawyer again, but if I do, Mark will get the call without a moment of hesitation. I’m forever grateful.
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Posted by Lindsay | December 1, 2022
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The Absolute Best
I can’t rave enough about this man. He was efficient, effective, assertive, and an absolute Godsend. I’ve never been “in trouble” in my life and was completely terrified. He was able to get my case DISMISSED within minutes. I am forever grateful for him.
Posted by Adan A. | November 26, 2022
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Metzger for the WIN!
I caught a case last year that could have ruined my life and career. Hired Mr. Metzger in December and let him guide me through this uphill battle. He did as he said! He helped me understand all the legal side of my case and got my case DISMISSED! I truly recommend this Attorney for any of your legal needs. He will fight for you, speak up for you, and takes you serious not only as a client, but as a human being. This is my Attorney for life now. Hit him up!
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Posted by Taylor | September 6, 2022
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Case Dismissed
Highly recommend! Hired Metzger to represent me and I am so thankful i did. He advised me on what tactics to take for the best defense of my case. Outright Dismissal after first court appearance!!! Very professional attorney with a strong presence who you want fighting on your side. Thank you Mark
Posted by Chaya | September 3, 2022
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Case Dismissed!
Smart and straight to the point! Mark is direct and great at communicating which is VERY important when looking for a lawyer. He's personable and knows how to make you feel at ease in the midst of a bad situation. He quickly got my case dismissed! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Posted by Shakeel | September 2, 2022
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Mark is the TRUTH
Mark is a very honest guy everything he told me was going to happen happened I really appreciate him for that he got my case DISMISSED!!! I’ll definitely recommend him to anyone
Posted by Terry | September 2, 2022
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You Want This Man in Your Corner
Have you ever whooped someone's @ss that really deserved it? I have, many times as a do-goodin' minor growing up in rural east Texas. But only twice as an adult. The first time I was in Air Force basic training. There were zero consequences back then when surrounded by men preparing for war. The second time, much later, I dropped a menace to society and a poor excuse for a man to the gravel where he belonged. The law, instead of thanking me for my help, pressed for charges against me and let the fool sleep off his drunken felony in the comfort of his home. At least for the first night... The next three nights he was free to sleep it off in the comfort of a hospital bed. (The bloodied one knew he was wrong and did not press for charges). I spent a night in jail without a day in court all because an elected official (Forget his name.... Judge Jack Dreddy or something like that) misunderstood the saying, "justice is blind". I was alleged to have committed "Assault with Bodily Injury". I was inclined to challenge the DA to a manly duel, but I was informed that that is not actually a legal option. Sad... Thankfully, I was encouraged by a family member to hire Mr. Mark Metzger to defend me. Our current justice system may be blind, but Mr. Mark Metzger is not. I don't know what happened in the courtroom, because I wasn't there. Mark was there... He just notified me when it was dropped....
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Posted by Brad | December 27, 2021
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Mark is an absolute bulldog that gets the job done!
I was charged with interfering with a public servant. After speaking with the judge he told me that I could face up to 180 days in jail and at that time I knew I had a problem and needed professional representation. I called Mark explained what happened he looked up the charge and wanted the case. After he explained to me what the police officers did wrong and what he was going to do it was like a ton bricks was lifted off my shoulders. After he spoke with the judge on the first court date he got it dismissed with no probable cause. Without his knowledge of the law there’s no telling how long this could have gone on. He’s absolute greatest!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2021
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Keeps Justice Honest
Three days of trail and a Not Guilty verdict. This is how my case ended with Mark Metzger in my corner defending me. If you want a lawyer that fights for you with his heart on his sleeve, you have found him.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
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DUI
I’ve heard of this lawyer all over Galveston and the Houston area for years so it was kind of a no brainer. He is a gentle giant with a strong hand. He’s skills are like automatic. In seconds he already knows what to do and he follows through. He is trustworthy and precise. Honestly his worth can not be measured. I was proud to call him my lawyer. I’ve never seen anything like it. He knows the ins and outs of court and he will protect you and take the stress away. I don’t know you and you don’t know me but if you need a lawyer stop looking because it doesn’t get any better then this.
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Posted by Jessica | April 16, 2021
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Get it done!
The best of the best! fast and clear communication. I had peace of mind through the whole process. He was patient with me and vigilant with my case. The case got dismissed with out any repercussion. I’m so happy someone recommended him to me I don’t where I could be if he didn’t do what he does best! I am very grateful for his work and the Agency. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Brian | March 15, 2021
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Devil Dog of a lawyer
I was charged with a misdemeanor B and never ever had any priors due to being a service member in the military. My military career and benefits was in jeopardy. Mark being the devil dog of a lawyer fought and stood by my side throughout the fight and got my case dismissed. Highly recommend for an outstanding work!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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The Best
Mark is your Is the best there is, bar none. After going to court for almost two years, due to a DA who didn’t seem to have their act together and at every hearing kept rescheduling or needed something, he was able to get the entire thing dismissed. I’ll always be grateful to Mark, for his understanding of my circumstances and being willing to fight for me. You can’t go wrong with him, because it’s clear this is one one of his passions.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • The Metzger Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Hill & Hill, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Trial Lawyer
  • a really big DWI law firm
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Intelligence MOS 2631
  • United States Marine Corps / Sgt.
  • 2000 - 2004
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009
  • Marine Military Academy
  • High School Diploma
  • 1999

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer's College Ranch Club
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Alumni
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • National Security Agency
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • National Security Agency
  • 2003
  • Electronic Intelligence Course Top/Honor Graduate
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a Prosecutor, Mark and I squared off on many cases. I will concede that despite what Prosecutors say, Prosecutors know when they are up against a talented lawyer, and IT DOES MATTER to the Prosecutor when they are facing a talented lawyer. In fact, among Prosecutors the first question asked of a fellow Prosecutor when discussing a case: "who is the attorney?". Every case I had with Mark, I knew he was going to be all over me, and the case, he would find problems with my case, he would use the problems with the case to his clients full advantage, and pressure me vigorously to give him what he wants, a dismissal. With both of us knowing fully well that if I didn't give in, he is an elite trial lawyer and would beat me over the head in trial with all of my bad facts. On several occasions Mark got dismissals for his clients as a result of his diligence and persuasiveness. He has a vast skill set and brings all of it to bear on behalf of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Mark Metzger for any criminal and personal injury matter. Mark will fight for his clients like he fought for his country! He is widely respected in the community and continues to impress with every case!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Passionate is the best way to describe Mark. He deeply cares for his clients and it shows in and out of the courtroom. His clients know that they are in great hands and his grasp of the law and intimidating presence in the courtroom translate into more dismissals and not guilty verdicts than lawyers that have been practicing for twice as many years. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Mark."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an outstanding lawyer who zealously advocates for his clients. I knew Mark when I was an intern at the District Attorney's Office and now as a fellow criminal defense attorney and I always respected the great work he does. I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I call Mark a friend and an excellent Criminal Defense Attorney. We are friends because we both served in the Marine Corps. I can see his fire and determination in defending his clients. The same amount of effort he put into serving in the Corps is carried over to Defending his clients. Mark recently assisted me on a DWI case and helped pick a Jury. He knows how to read people. There are many lawyers who give lip service to their clients and do little to nothing. And there are few who actually care and fight. Mark is one of those few."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark brings the thunder. He is quick to the front line and willing to expose the truth behind his client's position. Mark has had amazing life experiences that have fortified his many approaches to the many situations he faces. His diligence and endurance are unmatched. If you are in battle, you cannot go wrong with Metzger on your side. Additionally, he can lift heavy things."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked as Mark's intern while I was in law school and learned a great deal from him. Not only does he have the knowledge but he effectively communicates with the people around him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Big Mark is has life experiences like few others. His attention to detail, supreme knowledge and ability to read people has led to his early success. Mark is kind, caring and I consider him a mentor despite practicing only one year less than him. I highly recommend Mark. You will be in safe hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. All around a great person and great lawyer. Never lost a DWI case. Detail-oriented and caring person. I would refer my cases to him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a standup guy and a fanstastic lawyer. He served our country honorably and now serves his client's with passion, integrity, and skill. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a strong defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an awesome attorney and he just can't stop winning his trials or getting them dismissed. He is on FIRE!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I could say a lot about Mark. I could talk about his fundamental integrity as a human being, his laudable dedication to serving to The People, and a handful of other stuff that, one way or another, could be misinterpreted. Instead, I'll leave you with something that cannot be misinterpreted: Mark's track record. When Mark fights, he wins. Numbers don't lie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Metzger is an excellent criminal defense trial lawyer. He is a fierce lawyer who fights for his clients and gets great results. Mark genuinely cares about his clients and works around the clock. He is one of the few lawyers I know that meets with clients after hours and on the weekends. Anyone would be lucky to have Mark as their criminal defense lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent attorney who puts forth every effort to exceed his client's needs!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Metzger is a fighter. He is a Marine that has fought for us all, and now continues to fight for citizens accused of crimes across Texas. Mark is an intelligent, very hardworking advocate, and anybody accused of a crime would be lucky to call themselves his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a very aggressive criminal defense attorney. He is very knowledgeable on DWI cases and will be an asset to any criminal defense case. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There are a lot of lawyers out there that look the part. There are not nearly as many lawyers out there who look the part, and exceed expectations. Mark is one of those lawyers. I've never seen him unprepared. I've never seen him flinch when the cannons of the State fire upon his and his client's encampment. And I've never seen him sweat under the pressure of it all. He's a good man in a storm; and a great advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent lawyer who always goes the extra mile for his clients. He works hard for his clients and gets excellent results. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Galveston Criminal defense Lawyer Mark Metzger III
Mark Metzger III
Criminal defense Attorney
Galveston, TX
Licensed for 11 years