Why choose Mark J. Kelly

  • Attorney Mark J. Kelly specializes in criminal law.
  • Attorney Kelly focuses primarily on representing people charged with committing crimes in Galveston County, Texas.
  • Attorney Kelly has extensive training and experience related to DWI/DUI/Drunk Driving litigation.
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Former Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Galveston County, Texas.
  • Twenty-nine (29) years experience.
  • Dedicated to providing quality representation and personal attention for each client.
  • Extensive experience in the Galveston County Criminal Justice system.
  • The Law Office is conveniently located in the Appomattox Office Park in Texas City, Texas.



  • Texas A&M University; B.B.A. 1979
  • University of Houston; J.D. 1984

Professional Certifications:

Professional Organizations:

  • Texas Bar Association.
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.
  • National Association of Criminal Lawyers.
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.
  • Galveston County Bar Association.
  • National College for DUI Defense.

Admitted to Practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • Texas State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit-New Orleans.

Employment History:

  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Galveston County, Texas. 1985-1989
  • Mills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett-1989-93
  • Law Office of Mark J. Kelly, P. C.-1993-present