MARK

 

BEGNAUD

 

Partner

Mark's broad experience, comprehensive knowledge of the law, and tireless dedication make him a tremendous asset to his clients.  

Education:

Mark earned his bachelor's degree at Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude.  Mark then earned his JD from Georgia State University, where he graduated magna cum laude, earning a spot in the in the top 5% of his class.  Mark was also a member of the Georgia State Law Review, where he served as Lead Articles Assistant Editor, and he was a board member of the Georgia State Moot Court Team. 
 

Since graduating from law school in 2007, Mark has spent the majority of his career dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Georgians.  Early in his practice, Mark served as a public defender for four years, zealously fighting on behalf of his clients.  There, Mark built a reputation as an advocate who gets results through exhaustive preparation, creative tactics in motions and appellate practice, and tenacious courtroom advocacy.  Mark has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, ranging from DUI and drug offenses to violent crimes and murder.  
 

Mark has also garnered a reputation as a formidable appellate lawyer.  Mark has a demonstrated appellate track record, pursuing novel and creative appellate claims, earning reversals for his clients, and arguing at the Georgia Supreme Court.  
 

Additionally, Mark has built a strong civil rights practice, litigating civil rights claims in both state and federal courts.  Mark has successfully litigated civil rights actions including deadly police shootings, fatal injuries resulting from police pursuits, serious injuries resulting from police raids, excessive use of force, wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution, and illegal searches.  
 

Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of Georgia

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

United State Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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