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Chair, State Bar of Texas Child Protection Law Section
Mark Briggs is an attorney in private practice in El Paso and Far West Texas. He is a native of El Paso, where he grew up and attended Cathedral High School. Mark earned his undergraduate degree in history at the University of Texas at El Paso. He earned his law degree at the Baylor University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Mexican-American Bar Association scholarship and served as the Student Bar Association President.
Mark is Board Certified in Child Welfare Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Child Welfare Law Specialist certified by the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility and the National Association of Counsel for Children. Mark represents parents, children, tribes and other family members at both the trial court and appellate court level. He has a varied practice that includes family law, probate and commercial litigation. He also represents attorneys involved in the State Bar grievance process. Mark is a highly experienced mediator. He typically handles 50 plus family law and child welfare cases per year with a success rate greater than 80%.
Mark has been active in local and state bar activities. Presently, he is Chair (2023) of the Child Protection Section, State Bar of Texas. He is the immediate past President of the El Paso Child Welfare Bar Association. Mark has also served as the chair of Panel 17-3 District Grievance Committee in El Paso. Mark has served on a number of committees for the Children’s Commission and presented at both Advanced Family Law and Advanced Child Protection continuing legal education courses. He enjoys mentoring younger lawyers, encouraging them to become active leaders within their communities and statewide.
Mark and his wife, Maria, have two sons in college, of whom they are very proud.