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Representing Clients Throughout Texas

Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP, provides aggressive defense representation to bar and restaurant owners facing dram shop liability claims. Attorney Spencer Markle has earned a statewide reputation for his work in this field, having successfully represented clients in hundreds of these cases. Our firm regularly represents liquor license holders who have dram shop coverage, as well as license holders without dram shop coverage.

Spencer Markle's record of success in representing defendants includes more than 70 verdicts in which plaintiffs received no award.

In addition to drunk driving accident claims, we also represent restaurant and bar owners in cases involving assault and battery defense, nonsubscriber actions and in matters before the Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission.

For tenacious advocacy at all stages of the legal process, turn to Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP. Contact our firm today for a consultation with a lawyer.

Successful Dram Shop Defense Strategies

Houston liquor liability attorney Spencer Markle will thoroughly review the circumstances of your case to develop the best defense strategy, given the circumstances of your case. Possible defense strategies include:

  • Demonstrating that liability for an accident rests with the driver, not your establishment
  • Showing that your establishment has a policy of employing certified servers, the server in question was certified and that you have a record of compliance with liquor license rules and local ordinances

As a comparative negligence state, Texas allows the transfer of a portion of the liability to other parties. If he cannot win outright, Spencer Markle will take every opportunity to spread liability to all responsible parties. The goal will be to avoid or minimize possible damages.

Aggressive Representation at a Fair Cost

While we can call upon experts when necessary, our experience enables us to prepare cases without these costly specialists in some cases. As a result, we can prepare cases quickly and at a reasonable cost.

Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP, also represents bar and restaurant establishments in liquor license defense hearings before the Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission.

Consultation With an Attorney

Contact our firm for an initial consultation with Clear Lake dram shop defense attorney Spencer Markle.

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