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Mark Wesley Garka

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     4.5 stars 23 total

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  • The first person I'd call

    5.0 stars

    Posted by R

    Mark's extensive knowledge in this area of law as well as his attention to the most minute details allowed me to keep my driving priviledges and reduced harsh penalties I may have faced on the criminal side of the case. Overall, I felt the case turned out better than expected, especially due to some unique circumstances. His patience and professionalism throughout this ordeal kept me at ease. In the future, if I ever need further representation, he'd be the first person I call.

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  • Hire Mark, you will be glad

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    I had never been arrested before, I didn't know DUI law, and I was considering going with a public defender. If you are in a similar situation, my advice is that you hire Mark. The prosecutor and judge can turn your life upside down even if your BAC is below .08. I learned afterward that many DUI attorneys charge more than twice what Mark charges, and they aren’t as good. Mark insured that I got the best outcome possible, which in my case was a significantly reduced charge that might not even raise my insurance rates. When the process was over, I told Mark that I was sorry it had ended because it was so good to be working with him.

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  • Couldn't Ask for Better

    5.0 stars

    Posted by James

    Mark's internal procedures and knowledge of the local system were top-notch. Going through this new experience (for me), Mark and his staff were excellent in explaining the procedure, expectations and likelihood of the various outcomes. His process for prepping his clients for their court dates helped dramatically ... I don't know how badly the result would have been without his counsel.

    If you are in need of his services, listen to what he says and follow his recommendations. Be assured that he will be integral in getting you the best outcome possible.

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  • Not Recommended

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    I hired Mr. Garka after he had been recommended by a friend. At first I got a good feeling but then through the legal process I noticed Mr. Garka didn't seem to put any weight on my wide of what occurred. It took days to get in touch with him at times and emails went un-responded to. I really got the impression that Mr. Garka takes on way too many clients and doesn't give much attention to individual client’s unique cases. It seemed a DUI was a DUI and just go through the motions, get an offer and case closed and move on to the next client, all while making thousands per client. I felt like I was pressured into a deal because I didn't have anyone, not even my own attorney on my side. I contemplated filing a WSB complaint but decided it wouldn't be worth the hassle. Long story short, I think there are better choices and attorneys that will spend the time on your individual case. I wish I would have retained the first attorney I spoke with.

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  • Nobody could have done a better job with my case than Mark Garka

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    Anonymous review posted on

    When I met Mark I knew right away that he was going to get the job done. His politeness and professionalism is without a doubt the best I've seen out of the many lawyers I checked out for my dui. When it came down to business he was always ready to get me up to date and tell me what to do next. I had a very unique case and he handled it with perfectionism. I didn't blow when I was charged with my dui and was told that I would automatically lose my license for a year. I don't know what I would've done without Mark. He knew exactly what to do during my dol hearing and nailed it. Somehow I still have my license and will not have to worry about transportation for the next year. I would reccomend Mark to anyone who is going thru the dui process for the best advice and get you the deal that you most desire. Now that my dol hearing is done and we won the case, he can get a head start on what to do next for my criminal hearing which should go well and I know will end up with something better than a dui stuck on my record. I can't say how much I appreciate the work he has done for me and I'm sure will continue to do throughout the rest of my case. If you want a top notch lawyer for your dui, then I would not look any further than to call Mark Garka.

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  • Mark saved my driving record

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    Anonymous review posted on

    I have know Mark for many years as a co worker and friend. I never thought I'd need to hire him to help me with a criminal traffic ticket! Yes, bad stuff happens to good people but there are good people out there to help with the bad stuff, and Mark is one of them. Mark is a former law clerk, prosecutor and now a defense attorney. So I knew Mark was the one that could help me out of this insane situation I found myself in. Mark's sense of humor and knowledge helped keep me grounded during the district court litigation. Mark always kept me up to date and told me what to expect. With Mark on the case, my criminal ticket was dismissed and my fine was lowered. I couldn't have done this without Mark. I hope I am never in a situation where I will need him in a criminal defense case, but I am here writing so that if you or someone you know need criminal defense, I recommend Mark and give him the five-star rating.

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  • My Lawyer

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    Posted by Larry

    I was very well represented

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  • My Personal Experience

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    Anonymous review posted on

    Mark was able to mitigate my problems to a NON traffic misdeamor. He kept me informed and was able to lighten my mood allowing to deal with my underlying problem.

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  • An Ace in the hole

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Mark made a painful and awkward probelm seem manageable. He covered all the bases and made me feel like he TRULY had my back at every turn. He kept me informed every step of the way. He is extremely knowledgeable and shares that volume of knowledge in a way that does not intimidate. His knowledge was exceeded only by his compassion. God forbid you should ever find yourself in the position of needing this type of legal assistance, you simply cannot do better. The man is a superstar and I cannot recommend him highly enough!

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  • Review of Mark Garka's services on a DUI case.

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    After interviewing three different attorneys I decided on Mark Garka. He
    struck me as knowledgeable, charismatic and trustworthy - a
    combination of traits that I did not sense with the other attorneys I
    interviewed.

    Given the circumstances of my arrest, I was very impressed and surprised when Mark informed me of the Prosecuting Attorney's
    recommendation for my sentencing. The judge also said "It looks like
    your attorney has worked out a very good deal for you".

    My charge was reduced to something much less detrimental than a
    DUI when all was said and done.

    Thank you Mark Garka.

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