Mark graduated from law school in three years and immediately started defending people from the persecution of the government. Mark was instilled with a tremendous work ethic during his young years of working the family farm. During his first three years as an attorney, Mark won over 20 felony trials and got many more felonies dismissed. During the summer of 1996, Mark took the Arizona Bar Exam and passed with ease. Mark scored in the top 3 percent in the country on LSAT. Mark was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. Between Chad Shell, Mark the state of Arizona has dismissed more than 100 domestic violence cases alone. In 1999 Mark started his own criminal defense firm. However within a year or two Mark joined up with Chad Shell to start one of the best and most successful criminal defense firms in Arizona.