5.0 stars 82 totalReview Mark Deniz
Posted by Frank
As a father of a SDSU college student living a long distance away one of the worst thing you fear is hearing your child is in trouble with the law and was arrested for DUI. To make matters worse she is under 21 years of age and I live 12 hours away .
I contacted Attorney Mark Deniz after a thorough search and within a few hours I got a phone call back directly from him asking how he could help. After discussing the situation with Mark one of the first things he said was he is a parent also and understands that young people make mistakes especially in a college environment. He also said that that there was no need for me to travel to San Diego and he would work directly with my daughter and take care of the legal issue immediately.His sincere empathy for the situation and his desire to minimize the damage and cost for me and my daughter made me hire him immediately.
What he did after our initial conversation is why I am actually writing this review. His professional experience and preparation for the case is what actually won me over. He reviewed video and arrest report,asked my daughter questions about the event and never promised anything other than he will study the facts and do the best with the facts given. The bottom line is he helped my daughter get the original DUI dropped not to a wet or even dry reckless which are both misdemeanors but dropped to a driving infraction greatly reducing potential future issues for future job applications and other issues if my daughter is ever asked if she had ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony,. He was very well prepared, argued and fought with facts that the District Attorney removed the original charge. Because Mark was well prepared and presented facts that only a experienced attorney could do we got a result better than expected. He never promised results up front and said he would only do his best.The final result of the case speaks for itself and as highly satisfied parent and client I had to make sure other parents with children know their is an actual attorney out there in the San Diego area who is not only true professional and very competent but actually understands and cares for the family and will do everything to fight for the well being of your child. Without a doubt if an unfortunate DUI/DWI situation ever happens to your child and you need a GREAT lawyer contacting and hiring Mark Deniz would not be a mistake and maybe the best thing you could do for your family member.
A Satisfied Parent
Posted by mikaela
We initially contacted Mr. Deniz after interviewing several attorneys. We retained him because he was knowledgeable, empathetic and generous with his time. Although our case was difficult and messy, he maintained his calm demeanor. Mr. Deniz connected at a personal level with us. And, honestly, we were relieved to have him in our corner the minute we met him. He exudes confidence. His co-counsel, Elisa, was most impressive examining our witness and very composed. We won our case. Would definitely retain him again!
Posted by a client
I contracted Mark Deniz to handle my DUI after reading through all of his positive reviews on his website, Avvo and Google. And believe me they are all true. I am so happy that I trusted him with my case. Not only did he work diligently in my best interest but he kept me informed and fought my DUI as if I were a member of his family or a close friend. There were several times when he was able to speak to me on short notice and I know that he worked hard to make himself available to talk to me in person and answer my questions when I was feeling confused or nervous about possible outcomes.
Going in to the DUI prosecutorial process I wasn’t very optimistic. I had a previous DUI in 2000 with a refusal and this time around involved a very high blood alcohol level, a hit and run and another refusal. I was looking at automatic jail time, house arrest, an ankle bracelet and well who knows? But Mark was able use his expertise and experience to get me the best possible outcome. The refusal and the hit and run were dismissed. I received no jail time, no house arrest, a breath monitoring system instead of the dreaded ankle monitor and minimal community service considering all the circumstances. He can’t work miracles, but he can make you feel like he does.
If you are reading this review because you are considering hiring Mark Deniz to handle your DUI case, stop reading now and call him. And don’t be surprised if he answers the phone himself. He is a very hands-on attorney who can truly make a difference in your case. Getting arrested and charged with a DUI is a very stressful event that will change your life, when fighting it you want the best attorney on your team and that is Mark Deniz.
In his office lobby above the door he has a plaque that reads “One Mistake Doesn’t Define Who You Are”, don’t make not hiring Mark Deniz as your attorney your second mistake.
Posted by Greg Ross
I was arrested for domestic battery in March 2016, a very serious crime. If convicted, I was facing possible jail time, loss of my gun rights, loss of my state licenses, huge fines, anger management classes, and future issues with custody and visitation with my child. I was scared and needed help quick.
I never thought in a million years I would have been arrested for a battery charge and sure didn’t know how serious California treats domestic violence / battery cases. So… I interviewed 5 attorneys within a couple of days. They all were very good in their own right but I never felt like any of them really were going to be able to help me or had my best interests at heart. I felt like a number and a dollar sign in many of the interviews with the 5 attorneys. Then, on a Saturday night, I found Mark online. I read ALL of his reviews and could hardly believe how many great things were being said about him. I picked up the phone and called expecting to get an answering machine. Mark answered and spent a good 30 minutes talking with me at 9 pm on a Saturday night. Who does that??? You could tell instantly he knew his craft inside and out. He told me each and every step that both the police and then the prosecutors would take to try and convict me of the crime. He is a straight shooter and won’t sugar coat anything either which I really appreciate. By the end of the phone call, I was extremely impressed and was 90% sure I was going to hire Mark to defend me. After I did some more research on him and his amazing career both as a prosecutor and in private practice, I knew he was the guy! I sent him an email late that night telling him I wanted to retain him. I received the retainer agreement early Sunday morning, signed it, and he was hired. Impressed again! I thought I would talk with him on Monday to give him more details about the case but I got a phone call on Sunday from Mark and he was already working on the case. I was impressed yet again. I don’t think the man sleeps!
Everything that each person wrote in theses reviews about Mark is pretty much spot on. Mark really does care about his clients. He is easy to reach and usually answers his phone but will always get back to you within a few hours when you call. He calls and sends updates as he gets them. He is easy to work with and takes the time to explain any questions you may have. He is as professional as they come.
Mark is a bulldog too. He is all over the prosecutors and floods them with so much information about his clients and their situation that the prosecutors HAVE to pay attention. The prosecutors are forced to look at each case and the person being prosecuted instead of looking at each case as a number and another conviction. Mark explained that prosecutors are paid to get convictions period. Mark has some unique tools that force the prosecutors to think twice before seeking a conviction or plea deal. I bet prosecutors hate to see any cases defended by Mark Deniz.
In regards to the outcome of my case, Mark got the charges DROPPED!!!! The experience he gained while being a prosecutor gives him so many advantages. He knows the system and how to work it, he is well respected by everyone in the court and legal system, and he is friends with many of the judges, prosecutors, and everyone you need on your side to help you get the best outcome possible.
My case could have easily gone the other way and I truly believe it is because of Mark’s relationships experience, professionalism, charisma, and follow through that it ended with such a favorable outcome.
I will recommend EVERYONE to Mark Deniz. He saved my life in a lot of respects and I can’t tell you how grateful I am. I wish he practiced other areas of law as I would hire him to do it all.
If you have a criminal matter or DUI, pick up the phone and call Mark now. It may be the best phone call you ever make!
Posted by Jeff
Never needing a lawyer before, I did a lot of research before retaining Mark Deniz. Mark always put my best interest first and foremost. I had a lot of "special circumstances" in my case, and Mark made sure that he took the time to investigate all my options , good & bad, in order to attain the best resolve. In the end, I was more than pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Mark Deniz to my friends and anyone looking for a "great' DUI lawyer.
Mark, Thank You for all that you did for my family and I
Posted by a client
I recommend Mr. Deniz 100% for anyone. I charged with 5 felones and facing up to 7 yrs. In prison. Mr Deniz and his team worked really hard on my case. Mr. Deniz was very patient with me during my most stressful times and assured me he was working hard to get me the best outcooutcome
It took about 7 months but i was charged with 1 misdemeanor (the lowest class level) no jail time, house arrest, or community service. Everything else was dropped. I am very happy I hired Mr. Deniz and his team. They are good people and they really care for the clients well-being. Also, Mr. Deniz is really afforable. Thank you Mr.Deniz.
Posted by a client
If you need a lawyer this is your guy! Mark is so helpful. He keeps you updated about your case at all times and really goes to bat for you. I got a dui and gun charge in December and it was nerve rattling. I didn't know what to do. So my girlfriend looked up defense lawyers and found Mark. I'm so glad she did. He walked me thru the whole process and made it easy. He really fights for you! He got me a base Dui and my gun charge was dropped. Thank you!!
P.s he also is very affordable. Top notch guy!
Posted by a client
Mark Deniz was my DUI lawyer. He gave me the smallest possible punishment for DUI, and driving with a suspended license. Add a couple more misdemeanors. Jail was guarantee. But Mark made me comfortable and optimistic. Very competent, experienced, responsive, professional, and trustworthy. In the end, I got a result that works for my wife, daughter, and me. No jail time. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Anthony
Mark Deniz is a great lawyer with a great positive attitude that works hard for you to help you get the best for what you are looking for. He is really good at what he does with years of experience and knowing how to use the system to his best advantage and knowing how both side work. Mark Deniz is a reasonable man for pricing and very understandable of your situation. Furthermore Mark Deniz to reduce 2 dui's that i had gotten but should not have gotten i would recommend this lawyer to anyone and all
Posted by Alejandro
Mark Deniz is hands down the best lawyer in San Diego. First off, when I consulted him on my case, he told me my possible outcomes and made sure I was aware what I was getting in to. Im soo glad I found him on this website. He helped me throughout the whole process, very reachable for questions, and also fights for you. He knows that you have to work and pay bills, so payment is affordable. He actually cares about the outcome, and doesnt let the court system chew you and spit you back out. Good experience, and when I go back to get my case expunged, Mark will be the man.