Houston criminal defense attorney, Mark Hochglaube is board certified in criminal law and has practiced in Harris County plus it’s surrounding area for 18 years. After graduating magna cum laude from the Houston Law Center in 1998, he worked as a state prosecutor, trying DWIs, drug cases, sex abuse cases, fraud cases and murders. Three years later he left to enter private practice and quickly emerged as one of the county’s rising stars in criminal defense. Having acquittals for his clients in multiple homicide, rape, drug possession, evading arrest, and theft cases, he continues to fight aggressively for his clients’ due process rights. One of the few lawyers in Houston who both tries and appeals cases, Mark has also saved dozens of clients from a life in prison, even after all hope seemed lost. He has won reversals in cases like murder, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, and drug cases on appeal.
While in private practice, Mark became involved in establishing a county public defenders office—to make sure everyone, even the indigent, get a fair shake from the justice system. Harris County had been the last urban area in the nation without a public defender and Mark was among the most vocal advocates, trying to bring justice to everyone. After sitting on several PDO development committees, Mark was appointed to PDO’s board of directors, and then left private practice to run the office’s fleet of felony trial division lawyers. Supervising a staff of over two dozen criminal defense attorneys, he markedly improved his clients’ outcomes, establishing a tradition of excellence in the legal representation of the indigent accused. At the same time, Mark’s position as chief of the trial bureau saw him implement meaningful policy changes with judges and prosecutors, solidifying his reputation as a credible and aggressive advocate for the accused with all of the county’s stakeholders. Mark has earned a reputation among adversaries, judges and the clients he serves as a lawyer who can be trusted to meticulously and aggressively represent the citizen accused getting positive outcomes in the toughest and most complicated of cases. Fighting for the citizen accused takes time and a commitment to detail. Mark Hochglaube is the Houston criminal defense attorney to have in your corner when your life and future depend on it.