Mark W. Owen

Mark W. Owen

Mark founded the firm in 1975 when he and his wife moved with their three young children to live in the country just outside of Elgin, Texas. Following his service in the U.S. Army and his graduation from law school, Mark served as a briefing attorney for Justice Zollie Steakley at the Supreme Court of Texas. Following that, Mark worked with Wood, Boykin and Wolter for two years in Corpus Christi, Texas, with continuing gratitude to Marshall Boykin, Bob Wolter and Stewart Rice. Mark remains eternally grateful to have had his friend Ernie Bogart join the firm in the early days giving its backwoods beginnings a breath of continuity and certainty.

Mark has served his clients by maintaining a general practice in a broad-range of areas including extensive trial and appellate litigation, real estate, oil and gas, and mediation, and has been lucky enough to have had litigation and negotiations with some of Texas’ best lawyers and firms. Mark is a long-time member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Bastrop County Bar Association (President 1983-1984 and 1995-1996), the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He served on the State Bar Grievance Committee from 1997-2003.


  • Washington & Lee University, Bethany College, B.A., 1967
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1971 (Phi Delta Phi fraternity)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, admitted 1972
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas


  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association, Member
  • Bastrop County Bar Association, Member (President, 1983-84; 1995-96)
  • State Bar Grievance Committee (1997-2003)
  • Bastrop Abstract Company, Director
  • Elgin Kiwanis Club, Member

Select Reported Cases

  • Haisler v. Coburn, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 6050 (Tex. App.–Waco, 2010), petition for review denied, 2011 Tex. LEXIS (Tex. 2011)
  • Witte v. Witte, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 855 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2010)
  • Meduna v. Holder, 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 3192 (Tex. App.–Austin, 2008), petition for review denied, 2008 Tex. LEXIS (Tex. 2008)
  • Barker v. Eckman, 213 S.W.3d 306, (Tex. 2007)
  • Pouya v. Zapa Interests, Inc., 2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 7243 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2007)
  • Barton v. Buchanan, 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 6916 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2003)
  • Meduna v. Holder, 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 10568 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2003)
  • Meduna v. Holder, 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 284 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2003)
  • Johnson v. Johnson-McHenry, 978 S.W.2d 142 (Tex. App.—Austin, 1998)
  • Bell v. State, 727 S.W.2d 806 (Tex. App.—Austin, 1987)
  • Blocker v. State, 718 S.W.2d 409, (Tex. App.—Houston [1st District], 1986)
  • Barrows v. Ezer, 668 S.W.2d 854 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th District], 1984)
  • Barrows v. Ezer, 624 S.W.2d 613 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th District], 1981)
  • Elgin Craftsman, Inc. v. Allen, 611 S.W.2d 447 (Tex. App.—Dallas, 1980)
  • Mecey v. Seggern, 596 S.W.2d 924 (Tex. Civ. App.—Austin, 1980)
  • Canada v. Ezer, 584 S.W.2d 568 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.], 1979)
  • Townsend v. Memorial Medical Center, 529 S.W.2d 264 (Tex. Civ. App.—Corpus Christi, 1975)
  • Corpus Christi Bank & Trust v. Smith, 525 S.W.2d 501 (Tex. 1975)
  • Corpus Christi Bank & Trust v. Smith, 512 S.W.2d 761 (Tex. Civ. App.—Corpus Christi, 1974)

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