D. Mark Elliston is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is an honor bestowed upon less than 1% of Texas attorneys. He has over 30 years
as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer which is the highest rating you can receive for legal ability and ethical standards.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Dallas, Texas
When you have been charged with a crime, the stakes are high. If convicted you may be required to serve time in jail or surrender your property. A criminal conviction can affect the rest of your life.
To protect your freedom and financial interests, you may have to rely on the advice of a lawyer. If you haven't developed an ongoing relationship with a criminal defense attorney, this means that you are putting a lot of faith in someone you may have just met.
At the law offices of D. Mark Elliston, Attorney at Law
we honor and respect this trust. As your legal representatives, we will vigorously represent your freedom and financial interests as if our own were at stake. We support this commitment with extensive legal experience, offering our clients knowledgeable representation to defend against all of their criminal charges.
The true strength of our firm comes from the background experiences of Attorney D. Mark Elliston. He has been practicing criminal law for more than 39 years, with experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Assistant District Attorney for Dallas, Texas and Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
As a prosecutor at the Dallas District Attorney's Office and at the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Elliston handled a colorful assortment of serious criminal cases. He was responsible for prosecuting the Texas Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, two Jordanian terrorists and, at the time of prosecution, the individuals running the larges clandestine drug lab ever discovered in the United States
Mr. Elliston is recognized as more than just a formidable opponent in the courtroom. He is also an accomplished teacher. He is a named author of Texas Practice Guide, Criminal Practice and Procedure three volume set
, a widely-used reference for criminal lawyers in Texas, in its 15th year of publication. He has spoken and taught at the State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Criminal Law course for 17 years. Other lawyers frequently rely on his extensive knowledge and understanding of criminal law in their own practices.