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Mark J. Kelly

Criminal defense Attorney at Texas City, TX

4.8   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
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    I am a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney and am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I practice criminal defense law in Galveston County, Texas. Cases handled include DWI, DUI, drug possession, intoxication offenses, and all other felony and misdemeanor charges.

    39 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    39 years

I am a criminal defense and DWI lawyer.  I am dedicated to providing the best possible defense for every client.  I am a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Galveston County, Texas.  I have thirty-four (34) years experience.  I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  I will work hard to get the best possible result in your case.

Location

Mark J Kelly, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
518 9th Ave. N.
Texas City, TX, 77590

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Marc | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI Dismissed
I hired Mr. Kelly for a DWI case. I was impressed by his credentials and thought his rate was reasonable. Mr. Kelly was able to get the case dismissed for insufficient evidence. If course, I couldn't be happier. Thanks again Mr. Kelly!
Response from Mark Kelly April 22, 2019
Thank you for the kind review Marc. It was a pleasure working with you and your wife.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I never had the need for a lawyer. But when I was charged with a DWI, my friend gave me Mark Kelly's number, and thank God he did. Mark took care of me every step of the way. He was very thorough, always available when I had questions, and the best part was that he helped get my case dismissed. I will never make the DWI mistake again, so I will hopefully never need another lawyer. But I would strongly recommend Mark Kelly to anyone who needs a lawyer after being charged with a DWI.
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Posted by Mary C. | December 31, 2012
Attorney Kelly got my DWI dismissed
I was arrested last summer for DWI. I thought I did well on the sobriety tests, but I failed the breath test. Attorney Kelly got the breath test thrown out and they dismissed my case.
Posted by Brandon | July 8, 2013
Good Attorney
I had a warrant with no bond. Mark told me to turn myself in and he'd get me a bond right away. I was out of jail within 3 days. He did well keeping in touch with my family and keeping me updated with my case. Great attorney. -Brandon

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Mark J. Kelly
  • 1993 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney
  • Galveston Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1989

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Texas A&M University
  • BBA
  • 1979

Associations

  • American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Section
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2000 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent attorney who is highly respected throughout the legal community. He is know to guard the rights of his clients with zeal. He was a top notch prosecutor early in his career and has had a distinguished career as a criminal defense attorney. Clients can trust his judgment and will be very happy to have Mark on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a sharp and dedicated defense attorney. He is the kind of guy who knows how to take care of business and is determined to get the best results for his clients. Mark will push hard on important legal issues and is a knowledgeable and seasoned trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a very diligent lawyer with vast knowledge of the law. Mark handles both federal and state criminal cases and is very well respected in the community. He has served as an officer of the Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association for the past 5 years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having been on the opposing side from Mr. Kelly, I can tell you that he is a great attorney. He is diligent, always doing his homework. Mark strives to stay on top of legal issues and has become a leader within the legal community. Mark has earned the respect of his peers and continues to be sought after as a brilliant attorney. I highly recommend Mark to anyone needing a great, well-respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is very involved in the criminal defense community. He is an excellent attorney who keeps up to date on the latest information in the criminal defense arena. I give Mark my endorsement and believe anyone would be happy with the representation he provides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kelly is a superb criminal defense attorney. I have known Mark for 15 years now, and have always been impressed not only with his knowledge of the law and skill in a courtroom, but also his professionalism, courtesy, and compassion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have had the pleasure of knowing Mark for almost 30 years. We both started in the Galveston County DA's Office in 1984. Mark went on to become Chief of the Appellate Section within the office.Having demonstrated a desire to learn as much criminal law as possible,Mark went on to become board certified. Over the years Mark has vigorously represented and defended the rights/liberties of his clients.Anyone who hires Mark to represent them has made a wise choice and will be aggressively defended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is one of the best lawyers serving the Galveston County area. Knows the law well and is highly regarded by both judges and prosecutors. Does a great job for his clients and leaves no stone unturned when evaluating and preparing a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mark Kelly since I started as an Asst. District Attorney back in 1991; when I first met Mark he was already thought of as one of the great ones. Throughout the years we have worked cases together, represented co-defendants and have shared ideas on how to handle local matters and I can tell you without hesitation that I have only verified my original position! Mark is rare in the sense that he has an encyclopedic understanding of the law but also an insane ability to break it it down to such basic components that even a 10 year old gets it!. Anybody that hires Mark Kelly should feel confident that they have hired well and will receive excellent representation. I am also fortunate to call Mark my friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to being a great attorney, Mark is also an honest and delightful person to know. You can trust him with getting you the best possible outcome for your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is Board Certified in Criminal Law and a former Galveston County prosecutor. These experiences have helped Mark secure favorable results for the clients that I have referred to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Kelly and I first met when I was a prosecutor in Galveston County. Mr. Kelly has always stayed current with the changes in the law and while pleasant, Mr. Kelly moves forward zealously for his clients. Having once been opponents, I would say "Don't mistake kindness for weakness." Mr. Kelly places his clients first and is loyal in his representation. Excellent attorney. Honored to have learned from him as opponents and to presently work with him in our defense bar."
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Texas City Criminal defense Lawyer Mark J. Kelly
Mark J. Kelly
Criminal defense Attorney
Texas City, TX
Licensed for 39 years
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