Mark Deniz

Law Offices of Mark Deniz, APLC
2831 Camino Del Rio S Ste 307
San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 429-9982

Attorney Mark Deniz is a native of Southern California. He earned a scholarship playing college football and was awarded the honor of Academic All-American.

After college he spent a few years as a high school educator and a varsity football coach. He then followed his dreams and attended law school. During law school he focused on helping people navigate through the legal system. He had internships with Prisoner Legal Services, Marin County Counsel, and Contra Costa Senior Legal Services.

In January 2004, he joined the ranks of the District Attorney's Office. There, he learned behind-the-scene intricacies of criminal prosecution and was quickly promoted to Deputy District Attorney IV. Mr. Deniz worked closely with law enforcement. He went on ride-a-longs with police officers, reviewed police reports, filed criminal charges, negotiated plea bargain deals, interviewed expert witnesses and successfully tried more than 50 jury cases. He received training in evidence, trial technique, and felony sentencing from the California District Attorney Association.

In March 2009, he became a Deputy at the San Diego City Attorney's Office. As a Deputy City Attorney he spent time in several units including the Domestic Violence, Issuing, and General Trial Unit. In 2012, he tried 13 jury trials alone. He was honored as Prosecutor of the Month for September 2011 and November 2012. He has conducted over 70 jury trials as well as hundreds of motions and hearings. He handled thousands of cases while with the City Attorney's office alone.

Mr. Deniz learned the prosecution's side of the law from the inside out, with all its strengths and weaknesses. This is unique and vital knowledge for a defense attorney. Preferring private practice and being well-armed with first-hand experience in the District Attorney's office and the City Attorney's office, Mr. Deniz opened his own practice, focusing on San Diego DUI and San Diego criminal cases. With his depth of experience, he knew there were better ways to get favorable results besides the generic, impersonal approach often found in big law firms, and those without the knowledge of the inner workings of the prosecution.

Mr. Deniz opened his own law firm to satisfy clients' needs for individualized, professional services, tailored to give a quality defense that has reasonable and realistic fees.

At the Law Offices of Mark Deniz, Mr. Deniz provides his personalized, aggressive litigation expertise to each and every case. Your case will not be assigned to a junior-level associate. By handling the cases himself, Mr. Deniz provides his clients with to, shelf attention. Criminal Law has many intended and unintended consequences: you must have quality representation. You have to your best to get out of an unsympathetic and complex system.

We value your business and look forward to serving you with efficiency and discretion. Call us as soon as possible.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation. I am Spartacus!

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense
Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)

Bar Admissions

California, 2003


John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Pleasant Hill, California
J.D. - June, 2002
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
B.S. - December, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

Attended the Prestigious National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina
National College of Dui Defenses, Member
California Dui Lawyers Association, Member
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar, Member
San Diego County Bar Association, Member
The California District Attorney's Association, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

San Diego City Attorney's Office, Deputy City Attorney, March 1, 2009 - April 13, 2013
Tulare County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, January 11, 2004 - March 6, 2009


Phi Sigma Alpha