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Mark Andrew Mcbride

Federal crime Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

4.9   41 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 20 years
    Utah - UT 22 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    Federal criminal law is the heart and soul of my practice. This area of the law concerns principally arms and narcotics trafficking, threatening public officials, organized crime, political corruption, obstruction of justice and the like.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Violent crime
    This involves homicide, adult and child sexual abuse, gang crimes, three strikes cases, carjacking, robbery, arson. N.B. I often represent lawyers, doctors, judges and police officers before they're charged. I NEVER reveal my clients' identities.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  3. International law
    This is principally international criminal law regarding extradition matters, OFAC petitions, promotional and international money laundering. I enjoy this field because I'm fluent in Spanish and French and can read and understand Italian.

    23 years, 100 cases

I defend people who are charged with serious state and federal cases around the country. In the same capacity, I also do appeals and writs, which is where you try to reverse a conviction. I've handled cases from Hawaii to Maine, Florida to Oregon, Texas to South Dakota and just about everywhere in between.

I was a board certified criminal law specialist by the age of 39. I'm routinely in the media, and have been for years, either for my own cases or in terms of providing commentary.  While I have represented countless celebrities, I'm most proud of the fact that when other defense lawyers get in trouble, they call me. I'm not much of a plea bargain guy. There are lawyers who will take your money and start in on you, attempting to scare you into pleading guilty. 

I'm not that guy.

I've been practicing law for 21 years, having been admitted in Utah before California. I started my practice with $ in the bank the day after I passed the Bar Exam. I was 26 years old. Certainly defending high profile cases or celebrities can be lucrative, but that's not why I do it. I do it because I love people -- especially people who come from an array of backgrounds. I'm fluent in Spanish and French, and I can read and understand Italian. I live by Bertrand Russell's famous quote: "Remember your humanity, and forget all the rest."

My mentor was David Kenner. He was basically the first criminal defense attorney in America who focused on rap and hip hop clients. He was "there at the beginning." He was there when West Coast rap and Death Row Records took off in the late 1980's. He acquitted Snoop Dogg in 1991 in a murder case, and has represented all the household names in rap. (Dre, Cube, Easy, Tupac (RIP.) I met David one month after arriving in California, 21 years ago. To this day, I talk with him at least three times per week. I will never be able to quantify how much I've learned from him. I call him my father "in law."

People often ask me why I defend the "worst of the worst?" That's a fair question. I understand it completely, but my answer has always been the same: "The more controversial or notorious the client, the closer I feel to my higher power."

Thank you for reading this. Mark.


NOTE: In terms of media appearances, there are too many news articles and stories which can be detailed here, but I would encourage you to visit my website to see a sampling: . Here are a few:

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Mark Andrew Mcbride
468 N Camden Dr
Suite 225
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

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4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing
To say that Mark knows what he's doing is an understatement the man is a genius in his field. I was looking at going to trial for a crime I didn't do. Mark took my case and got the charges dropped.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Federal Case Master
I was beyond blessed to have the opportunity to have Mark represent me throughout a rough point in my life. Through the bad decisions I made I had to face judgement. However, Mark was there! He was by my side through and through. He represented me and also who I truly was as a person. As my attorney he also began to take the time to get to know me, to see I was ok, and be there for my well being. I wouldn't trust or ever let anyone besides Mark represent me in any legal matter. He is the best lawyer you could ask for.
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Posted by David Hsu | December 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A 10 out of 5 stars
I've known Mark for many years and have always relied on his wise counsel. He is a legal maven that cares deeply for his client and getting them winning results. I strongly recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of REAL attorney. Mark is the guy who my friends (famous rappers and pro-athletes) call when the chips are down and want to stay out of jail! Don't take your chances hiring a lesser attorney. Give Mark a call and he'll tell you whats up!
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
To describe Mark as an "excellent" attorney would be an understatement. He is everything I hoped for in an attorney. Mark is kind, compassionate, empathetic, passionate, intelligent... He demonstrated a lot of empathy and passion for my case. Mark was easy communicate with and even took the time to email me and personally update me on the case. He listened and validated the information I shared with him and was never condescending. However, what impressed me the most about Mark is the day he argued my motion in court. As the judge seemed to be preparing to deny the motion, Mark passionately threw open his arms in open court, raised his voice, and said, "Come on your honor! Give this man a break. He singlehandedly raised a special needs child on his own..." In that moment, I was overwhelmed with emotion because Mark's actions demonstrated that he genuinely cared about me and my case. So much so that he was willing to put himself on the line and become even a little undignified in open court. Mark's actions showed that he cared more about winning my case than what the judge or anyone else thought about him that day. This is just one of many things stands out about Mark and makes him an amazing lawyer and an amazing human.
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Posted by Paul | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory is closer with Mark McBride by your side!
There was a moment in my life where everything changed. Poor decisions added up to a sum the DA wanted a pound of flesh for. I am a free man today because of the efforts of Mark McBride. His attention to detail and belief in my plight was evident in his actions and follow up. As you can read I couldn't recommend him more. He is a skilled attorney with integrity and heart. If your scared and ready to walk through whatever you have to face, he's your guy. He's my guy!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark handled my situation perfectly.
I felt like my life was over. I found myself in the middle of a state and federal investigation and my world became fear and despair. Mark spoke for me and told me honestly where i was and what could happen. He stood up for me and kept me out of trouble. He answered my text at 6am after the worst night of my life. I put my life in his hands and you should too.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceedingly Knowledgeable
I was thoroughly impressed at how knowledgeable Mr. McBride is, and it is no wonder he has such a high success rate. We needed information on filing a potential appeal with the criminal court in California. He explained the process in detail, explained the pros and cons, and more importantly was very straightforward. Immediately, he came across as someone very passionate and willing to go the distance for his clients. He also made himself readily available, and even returned calls and emails on weekends and after hours. It really made things less stressful knowing we would get an answer to my questions. His fee was also very reasonable given the complicated appeals process, and well worth the price. We also appreciated his flexibility and patience with us. He is whom we would want to handle our appeal if we do decide to file it. We highly recommend Mr. McBride.
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Posted by D. Shawn. | October 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you! ! !
McBride Esquire Saved my good name. ME: I work at a defense contractor, late 30's. Had something come up false all the way :( :( MARK: smartest person I've ever met. Turned me down two times for being busy previous. The JUDGE then threw out the allegations. Hire Mark. Those are my words and all I'll say to you.. Hire "the Esquire"
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Posted by Jen | August 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Direct results.
With his knowledge, confidence and positive business relationships, he turned my potential felony into a dismissal. I would trust this man to handle any legal case and he will be my first pick to hire if I ever need a lawyer again. Thanks Mark!!!
Posted by Shawn Raydo | July 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
How about someone who can change your life
Ok, i have been scared as I could be. i made mistakes 5 years ago. UCLA Grad Student. I live in Kansas now and we have been good friends for 25 years. It was time for me to make up for 2011 dui. Thing is, we made no false statements. But, provided honest reasoning. Call me direct. I cant thank him more. Honest results. Really. We grew up this way. Dont lie, dont cheat, dont steal. If you make a mistake, ask Mark, he will help. We all mistakes. Gratitude is the answer Peace
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2015
Mark Mcbride is a true to the game lawyer, that shows up and shows out...
After months of searching for a lawyer to handle my husbands complicated case and after many unsatisfied meetings with lawyers, I continued reading reviews of lawyer profile/reviews , until I ran across the reviews of Mr. Mcbride. My attention was caught and I finally released a breath of air, thinking & feeling this is "The Man" the Lord has led us to. I conveyed the information to my husband and without further explanation, we consulted with Mr. Mcbride and we ran with his intriguing words of knowledge. Although our case is still being pursued, thus far, Mark Mcbride has been extremely informative, knowledgeable and demonstrated a great level of comfort and determination through every step of the way. He really is the "Go to Man" who crosses all his "T"s and dots all his "I"s. It seems like the more difficult the matter seems, the more he wants in. If you think your facing a difficult case situation, there is hope, Mark Mcbride, you couldn't ask for a better guy, a better lawyer than Mark Mcbride. Thanks Mark for being true....God Bless!
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Posted by Nick | December 20, 2014
10th Circuit Court Representation
I am 58 years old former Army officer and I recommend Mark Mcbride as defense lawyer. Mark is one of the few lawyers that I can recommend to others with out reservation. I have had 6 different lawyers over the years and mark was the most responsive consistently keeping me informed of the developments of my case.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
Peace of Mind
I was raised to trust few so you can imagine the difficulties of finding a lawyer I could trust. Mark blew me away with his work ethic, he is definitely one of the best. Always kept me informed of what's going on and kept me at peace. Would recommend mark to my family and friends any day!
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2014
You will feel great with Mark Andrew McBride on your team - you have just hired the best
Mark was recommended to us by a close relative Efficient , reliable , got the job done , was very reasonable with his price Just his presence sitting there with his pad ,and taking notes , gave us the security we needed , and shook up the opposing side - without even saying a word ............... Everyone knows it's just not worth it going up against " Mark Andrew Mcbride " if need be he will haul you into court and and fight it through till he shows the opposing side they got nothing on his client . Thanks mark we greatly appreciate you
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Posted by Leroy | June 5, 2014
Attorney Mark McBride is an exceptional attorney.
Attorney Mark McBride exceeds all general best practices. His proficiency and high level to excellence speaks volumes. As a current client of Mr. McBride, I have found him to be very personal, kind and involved in my situation/case. Mr. McBride was hired on my behalf to do a appeal. His process and devotion to tackling my case fortifies him as a professional and specialist in this field. Having him as a hired attorney gives me the calm, confident and assurance that Justice will be served on my behalf. I would highly recommend Attorney McBride. The best!
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Posted by Anna Sassi | May 9, 2014
Phenomenal Attorney
There are few words to express how incredible Mark is and has been with me and my children. I have been surrounded by attorneys for over 20 years, but he has earned my respect and trust like few. Kind supportive and extremely prepared and knowledgeable his primary concern is always his client, no matter what. He is an 'out of the box thinker' and never stops thinking about how to help. I have no words to express my gratitude for the emotional support through such a difficult time. You are still going above and beyond for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mark.
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Posted by Mike | January 4, 2014
Top notch, hard working attorney with great attention to detail and expertise
In trying to find legal representation after being misrepresented in a serious matter by my former attorney, Mr. Mark McBride came highly recommended by one of his colleagues. I set up with an appointment with Mr. McBride and was immediately impressed with his timeliness, expertise, professionalism and great attention to detail. He listened, gathered information and responded with knowledgable answers and immediately began to work on my matter. His professionalism and dedication to my case far exceeded my expectations. Mr. McBride is a pleasure to work with and really cares about his work, which reflects in how he has handled my matter. His writing skills with declarations are particularly very impressive and covers all bases for the Court to best understand the information being conveyed . If you're looking for a top notch attorney with integrity who offers quality work, who you can trust implicitly, I highly recommend Mr. McBride’s services.
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Posted by Costantino | December 27, 2013
It couldn't be any better!
I have hired Mark twice and it was a successful experience both times. Super professional, very knowledgeable with a very creative mind . A+ Costantino
Posted by Everett | December 11, 2013
I have been a client of Attorney Mark Andrew Mcbride, and I'm now offering a review of all services which were rendered to me
I found Mr. Mcbride to be a very thoughtful, and intelligent man. Although he works in criminal suits ranging fro the mild to the most severe, I could tell he handles each case scrupulously. All details surrounding services are outlined from the very start upon receipt of payment, so there are no surprises or mis-understandings later. Mr. Mcbride treated me with respect, and was also very courteous communications wise (phone, fax, etc.) throughout the entire time he helped me. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by SHAWN | November 24, 2013
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mark McBride, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present


  • Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
  • law
  • 2000
  • Marquette Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Cruise
  • Not guilty on all counts.


  • The Private Defenders of California, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • The Private Defenders
  • 2012
  • Hollywood's Top Lawyers for Celebrities in Trouble
  • The Wrap -- Hollywood Newspaper
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • The Kavinoky Law Firm
  • Federal and State Appeals and Writs
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (65)
Given (79)
Endorse Mark
Federal crime Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark McBride is an absolute powerhouse attorney. Many litigators are lucky enough to cultivate talent in one or two facets, but Mark McBride dominates every spectrum of litigation- motions practice, legal research & writing, client management, negotiations, pretrial matters, post trial matters, and of courser, trail itself (whether a bench or jury trial). Mark is a trusted colleague, scholar, gentlemen, and family to me. If I ever need an attorney myself, I would absolutely choose Mark McBride."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mark McBride on a few California criminal appeals. He is steady, knows his material quite well, and immensely effective in court and on motion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"To say, "I endorse this lawyer" would be an understatement, as I not only endorse Mr. McBride but stand behind and co-sign for him and his work. He is powerful and incredibly brilliant in and out of the courtroom; as his wheels never stop turning when fighting for you. I am especially fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Mr. McBride on a few matters so early in my career. Being able to soak up his wealth of knowledge has been a gift and privilege. Therefore, hands down, Mr. McBride is THAT guy and THE guy you want in your corner, when up against the "Goliaths" of our State and Federal courtrooms."
Federal crime Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney in criminal cases involving serious felonies and is well respected within the legal community. I highly recommend Mark. I have also observed and followed his high profile case involving Willie Cooks with the habeus corpus. McBride has also provided a Continuing Legal Education course on the same topic and inspired other attorneys with his experience throughout the case. Highly Recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a diligent, has working attorney, and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tenacious, quick-witted, learned, and fearless, Mr. McBride is a formidable advocate. Indeed, he is a virtual well of knowledge when it comes to Appeals, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Defense. Point blank, Mr. McBride is a trial lawyer in the classic sense. Hence, he does not shy away from even the most difficult of cases. If you're in trouble and all bets are off, call Mark."
Federal crime Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McBride is a very strong advocate for his clients and he is well versed in all areas of criminal law and defense. I worked with him in a Federal Matter, and his advocacy was instrumental in obtaining a positive result for our mutual client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark has provided me with great legal advice regarding criminal defense and trial tactics over the years. I have found his knowledge and experience in criminal defense outstanding. I highly recommend Mark."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark McBride, Esq., is the most fearless and knowledgeable high profile criminal lawyer I have ever met. Trust me: I know several "high profile" lawyers, and none come close to Mark's talent. I've seen him literally pick apart highly seasoned, well-respected detectives in murder trials. This man is just a winner And,. he truly cares about his craft - he will travel all over the country to defend clients in huge, complicated federal cases. Bottom line: I would call Mark right away if G-d forbid I caught a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is my go to guy for a good brainstorming session on strategy. He's kindness, generosity, and intelligence are limitless. He is a lawyer's lawyer and a ferocious advocate for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a great attorney and very knowledgeable. He truly fights for his clients and he is very highly respected in our field. I endorse Mark McBride."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark's a Fighter! He won't allow the prosecutor to railroad his client and will do whatever it takes to defend his client."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When you are in federal court and the stakes are high don't gamble with an unknown quantity. Mark McBride will come through for you. He makes impossible cases look like cake walks. You won't find a harder working or more respected lawyer in federal court to help you out of a jam when your life is on the line. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen the results of Mark's work by being a member of the Private Defenders. He is a tireless advocate for his clients. He takes pride in his craft. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an amazing attorney. Mark is highly skilled and deals with complex federal and criminal law issues. He is highly knowledgeable and is always willing to help if he can. I can not recommend Mark enough."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. His extraordinary ambition and talent, and his wealth of knowledge of federal criminal and appellate law make him the go-to colleague when it comes to referring large scale or complex federal and appellate matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a fantastic high caliber attorney who shines on taking high stakes cases and winning. I highly recommend Mark as an attorney."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"14 years of practicing criminal law is what we call experienced. Marks knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his outstanding pro bono contributions. His client reviews are beyond stellar. READ THEM! Results matter and with Mark you get them. Do yourself a favor and call him for a consultation if your in or near Beverly Hills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark has unparalleled insight as a professional. He is exceptionally creative in crafting solid defense strategy. Mr. McBride has superior writing skills and is one of the top trial and appellate/writ attorneys in Los Angeles. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is one of the best criminal defense attorneys I know, whether it's a misdemeanor, felony or a federal offense. Mark is always there with best defense possible. His legal acumen is remarkable and never fails to amaze me or his clients with his persistence, skill, and determination to do whatever is required to best serve his clients."
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Beverly Hills Federal crime Lawyer Mark Andrew Mcbride
Mark Andrew Mcbride
Federal crime Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 22 years