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Civil Trial Law • Business Law • General Civil Litigation

At Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP, our mission is to resolve challenging legal problems in a positive manner. We have more than 30 years' experience as advocates and counselors, and the knowledge and resources needed to represent you.

To schedule an initial consultation with experienced lawyers, contact our firm.

Representing the entrepreneur and closely held business

We are the go to law firm for the closely held business for its litigation, risk management and contract needs. We represent thriving businesses with annual sales of $2 million to $200 million. We successfully handle the defense of claims including non-subscriber, liquor liability, premises, intentional torts, employment claims as well as the litigation of shareholder disputes, contract actions, non-competition agreements and other civil matters, including arbitrations.  Our extensive litigation and jury trial experience make the best possible result a reality.

We tailor fee arrangements to the needs of the client and handle litigation matters on hourly fee agreements, flat fee, task-based billing, and contingent fee agreements in appropriate cases.

Let us shoulder the burden and the worry about litigation matters so that you can go back to doing what made you successful in the first place.

Spencer G. Markle has been named a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer for 2016; the 14th straight year that he has received this honor.
H Texas Magazine has named Spencer G. Markle as a Top lawyer in Houston for 2013.
On April 10, 2013 Spencer Markle and Obed Delacruz obtained a $1,042,000 verdict in a first party dram shop case in Harris County District Court.
Spencer Markle has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list for a 10th consecutive year in 2012.
He also obtained the largest dram shop verdict in the State of Texas in 2011.

Representing the liquor industry

Texas Liquor Liability Practice Manual
Mr. Markle has published the seminal treatise on Texas liquor liability litigation, the 'Texas Liquor Liability Practice Manual', the only book of its kind in Texas.

Spencer G. Markle is one of the most widely known dram shop defense lawyers in the state of Texas and has represented bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels in hundreds of  cases across the state, including precedent setting matters before the Texas supreme Court and multiple courts of appeals.

Resolving Civil Disputes

Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP, represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of civil litigation matters. As in all our practice areas, we take a team approach, drawing upon the extensive experience of our attorneys and staff to build a persuasive case for every client. Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP, provides aggressive representation in every case, always seeking the best possible result at a fair cost.

Helping Businesses Grow and Prosper

We offer counseling services to small to medium-sized businesses, including the completion of all steps necessary to set up business ventures, negotiation and drafting commercial contracts, and assistance to companies in tax matters. Attorney Obed DeLaCruz is a licensed CPA with substantial tax knowledge.

For sound advice and strong advocacy, turn to Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP.

Contact an Attorney

For a consultation with an experienced Clear Lake civil litigation attorney and counselor, contact Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP.

We can meet with you Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Evening and weekend meetings can also be arranged upon request.

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