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Meet Mark Kritzer


University of Houston Law Center
Houston, Texas
Juris Doctor, 2021

Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas – 2022

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts – History and American Studies, 2017


Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C.

Associate attorney for a civil law trial practice since 2022 in Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery, and Galveston counties with a primary focus on family law litigation, probate litigation, basic estate planning services, and assisting with guardianship litigation. Experienced in mediation.

Certified Mediator – 2017

  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence – 2021
  • Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship Award – 2021
  • Semifinalist – Transatlantic Negotiation Competition – 2021
  • Runner-Up – ABA Client Counseling Regional Competition – 2021
  • Yale Rosenberg Memorial Prize – 2021
  • Champion – Inaugural University of Houston Law Center ADR Intrateam Competition –2020
  • Financial Director of the Year – University of Texas at Austin Senate of College Councils- 2017
  • Graduate of the Normandy Scholar Program at the University of Texas at Austin – 2016

Additional Information

Secretary, Alternative Dispute Resolution Council, Houston Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section, Houston Bar Association
Member, Probate Law Section, Houston Bar Association

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court

University of Houston Law Center Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team
Coach-ABA Client Counseling Team-2021-Present
Coach-Transatlantic Negotiation Competition Team-2021-Present
Coach-ABA Negotiation Team-2021-Present
Coach-Intrateam Negotiation Team-2021-Present

“Overcoming Family Law Presumptions”
2022 – Author – Houston Bar Association Family Law Section – Houston

“Joining Forces: When Your SAPCR Suit Requires Guardianship and Probate Expertise”
2022 – Author – 48th Annual Advanced Family Law Course – State Bar of Texas – San Antonio

“Marital Property Law”
2021 – Author – Family/Probate Bench Bar Conference – Houston

“License to Kill: How Insurrection Legislation Enables Abuse of Power”
2021 – Awarded Yale Rosenberg Memorial Prize – University of Houston Law Center

“From Stretcher to Golden Meal: The Rise of Meatloaf in the American Diet”
2017 – Published in Vol. 16, No. 1 of The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Research Journal

Harris County Election Administrator’s Office
Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar – Current
Election Clerk – November 2020

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