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Spencer G. Markle

Spencer Markle

Markle DeLaCruz, LLP
700 Gemini, Suite 240
Houston, TX 77058
Markle DeLaCruz, LLP

Texas (TX)

Contact Contact Spencer G. Markle
T: 281-486-0677
F: 281-486-0694

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense (40%), Business Litigation (40%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%)

Civil Litigation: Defense

Business Litigation

Personal Injury - General: Defense

Industry Groups: Food And Beverage, Liquor, Oil And Gas
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


I learned the value of hard work and sacrifice from the years of my youth spent as a laborer in the Steel Mills of Western Pennsyvania and working with a jackhammer in the concrete construction business. The virtues of team work and commitment became part of my identity as a two sport varsity athlete in both high school and college. My three years as a starting defensive back for The Duquesne University Football Team fueled the competitive passion for excellence that I have always brought to my courtroom practice.

Many lawyers claim to be litigators. I am a trial lawyer, pure and simple. I have tried over 110 cases to a jury in 23 counties across the length and breadth of our great state of Texas. I have tried many other cases to Judges and have argued before the Court of Appeals more than ten times.

I spent the first 20 years of my practice defending Doctors, Businesses and sellers of alcoholic beverages in bodily injury and wrongful death lawsuits. I was hired by some of the largest insurance companies in the world to defend these cases in every corner of the state.

Over the last 10  years, I have represented families who have suffered catastrophic injury or wrongful death against those same insurance companies. I also represent small and medium sized companies in business litigation, both plaintiff and defense. i am often retained by the food and beverage industry for the defense of dram shop, premises, assault and battery and non-subscriber cases. My practice is statewide and occassionally extends to neighboring states as well.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2014

Certifications and Credentials

About Spencer Markle

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Advocate , American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certified in Medical Professional Liability by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The first and only source book and manual for investigating, filing, prosecuting, defeding and trying dram shop and liquor liability lawsuits in Texas., Author, The Texas Liquor Liability Practice Manual, Texas Lawyer Books, a Divsion of ALM Media, Alcohol, Hospitality, Law, 2014
  • Author/Lecturer at the TexasBar CLE Advanced Personal Injury Law Course in 1992, 1994-1998, 2002, 2003, 2007. Author/Lecturer at the TexasBar CLE Advanced Medical Malpractice Course in 1996, 1999, 2005, 2006. Author/Lecturer at the ABPLA Annual Meeting 1999.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Over 110 cases tried to juries in District Court. Five verdicts in excess of $1,000,000, including  one of over $6,000,000, while representing plaintiffs. Over 65 zero verdicts representing defendants.

Representative Clients:

  • Available on request.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated. Life Fellow: Texas and Houston Bar Foundations. HTexas Magazine Top Lawyers in Houston 2005-2007. Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Educational Background:

  • BSBA Duquesne University. JD University of Pittsburgh.
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