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Mark J. Kelly

About me

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-one (31) 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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    31 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    31 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Katy Jo Muncie

    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.


    Katy Jo Muncie Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Mark Anthony Diaz

    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.


    Mark Diaz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mark J Kelly, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

1501 North Amburn Road Suite 9
Texas City, TX, 77591-2466


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Mark J. Kelly1993 - Present
AssociateMills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett1989 - 1993
Assistant Criminal District AttorneyGalveston Criminal District Attorney's Office1985 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Sectionmember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - Present
Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationDirector2000 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Texas A&M UniversityFinanceOther - Bachelors1979