D. Mark Elliston

D. Mark Elliston

Attorney At Law
Dallas, Texas

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1974
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1971

Published Works

  • Co-author volumes 1, 2, and 3 of Texas Practice Guide, Criminal Practice and Procedure in it's 17th year of publication. Speaker and faculty member of the State Bar of Texas "Advanced Criminal Law Course" for 17 years.

Honors and Awards

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer a number of years by Texas Monthly Magazine.f
  • Named by a number of publications one of Texas Top Lawyers
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar College, Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, Legal Ethics and Criminal Justice Committees