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Criminal and Personal Injury Lawyers in Galveston

Protecting Clients and Getting Favorable Outcomes

When you are suffering from a personal injury or facing criminal charges, you need legal counsel you can trust. These serious events can have a lasting impact on your life, leaving you financially devastated or potentially stuck with hefty penalties and fines. You and your family could suffer for years to come if you don’t get excellent legal representation from lawyers who understand Texas law and are willing to fight for your rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured or accused of a crime in Texas, please get in touch with us immediately. You should not communicate with law enforcement or sign any agreements with insurance companies without consulting a lawyer.Our lead attorney, Mark Metzger III, has fought bravely for our country as a Marine, and he applies the same level of dedication and passion in the field of law. Call now at 713-597-2677 to schedule a free consultation with our caring, capable legal team.

How May We Help You?

What Criminal Cases Does Your Law Firm Handle?


At Metzger Law Firm, PLLC, we handle various types of criminal cases. Our wide breadth of experience makes us the ideal law firm to protect you when you are facing criminal charges. Whether your case involves a minor misdemeanor or serious felony charges, we can help.

Some examples of criminal cases we handle include:

  • DWI defense
  • Assault crime defense
  • Aggravated assault
  • Money laundering
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Theft crimes
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter

Being arrested can be a terrifying experience, and without a skilled attorney helping, you could accidentally incriminate yourself or get a conviction that is more serious than you deserve. Reach out to our skilled team of criminal defense lawyers right away to learn what your options are and how to give yourself the best chances of a favorable outcome.

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How Can Hiring a Defense Attorney Help Me Avoid Conviction?


If you have been arrested, you should not answer any questions until you speak with an attorney. When you call the criminal defense lawyers at Metzger Law Firm, PLLC, you will immediately recognize that your case is in the hands of experienced, dedicated attorneys who will stop at nothing to fight for your rights.

Some ways our team of attorneys can help with your criminal case include:

  • Providing counsel on when to exercise your right to remain silent
  • Helping you answer police officer’s questions to give yourself a better image during your trial
  • Uncovering holes in the prosecution’s arguments
  • Developing a solid legal defense that prevents you from being subjected to the maximum sentencing
  • Investigating the alleged crime to discover evidence that backs up your defense
  • Representing you aggressively in court
  • Negotiating bargains and deals to get your sentence reduced
Meet Your Attorney

Mark Metzger III

Mark is a member of the Marine Corps League, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, The National College of DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Galveston Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, and Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity alumni association.

Outside the courtroom, starting in 2015, Mark organized the very first 22 with 22 for the 22 Silkies Hike, now presently named The Silkies Hike in both Houston and Galveston areas. These events are now held nationwide and are operated by Irreverent Warriors, a 501(c)3 that provides therapeutic relief to military veterans suffering from suicidal tendencies, depression, and PTSD. On November 19, 2022, in appreciation for Mark’s contribution to the veteran community, a Proclamation was issued by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaiming that November 19th be known as Mark Metzger Day. Mark also speaks at various high schools, aids local homeless veterans and battered women’s shelters, offers pro bono legal work, and provides mentorship to at-risk and orphaned youths. Outside of his legal education, Mark is an ordained Christian minister and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics.

If you want a trial attorney who will not back down against the oppression of government power addicts or greedy insurance companies, then you must call Mark.

What Types of Injuries Merit a Lawsuit?


In Texas, anyone severely injured by someone who owed them a duty of care may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries. For example, a distracted driver who caused an accident could be held responsible for damages done to the crash victims. Before you pursue legal action, a skilled legal professional should evaluate your case and investigate to provide evidence that your injuries are severe and were caused by the other party.

While car accidents are among the most common personal injuries, other cases may also merit a lawsuit, including:

  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Drunk driver accidents

Call our personal injury lawyers immediately to get the help you need to make a full financial recovery after your accident

Why Choose Us?
With over ten years of experience, our team of criminal and personal injury attorneys has what it takes to get the results you need in your criminal or personal injury case. With so much at stake, you can’t afford to hire inexperienced attorneys who don’t have a detailed understanding of or passion for the law. Call Metzger Law Firm, PLLC and schedule a free case evaluation today!
Our founding attorney, Mark Metzger III, learned the importance of integrity in the Marines and on the football field as a Texas A&M linebacker. Our legal team applies these principles of loyalty and honesty in every case, helping us get our clients the positive results they’re looking for.
We dedicate our time, energy, loyalty, and experience to helping our clients. We will leave no stone unturned when investigating the details behind your case or claim, getting you a case dismissal whenever possible. We also work tirelessly to represent our clients with personal injury claims, helping them pursue compensation in full and bringing their families the financial support they deserve.
When you hire a law firm that offers a huge variety of services, you may quickly find that they lack the detailed knowledge and skill that comes from handling the same types of cases on a regular basis. At Metzger Law Firm, PLLC, you benefit from excellent counsel and representation from a legal team that works exclusively with personal injury and criminal defense.
At our law firm, we believe it is essential to care about each client and dedicate our energy to getting a favorable outcome, whatever legal issues they face. When you hire our personal injury lawyers and criminal defense team, you will instantly feel that you are more than just a case number. We will take the time to explain the legal process and your options, so you know what to expect. We fight aggressively for our clients in every situation. Call now to learn more about how we can help you.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges or suffering from a personal injury, you may feel confused and worried about what will happen next. Our legal team will communicate consistently throughout the process to let you know what to expect and help you make critical decisions during your case. Don’t take the chance of hiring lawyers who aren’t really there for you. Reach out to our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation at 713-597-2677.
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How Much Compensation Can Your Legal Team Help Me Recover?


Since each personal injury case is unique, it is only possible to give you an accurate estimate for your personal injury claim by meeting with you in person for a free initial evaluation. However, many personal injury victims may be able to claim the following damages in their personal injury claims:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of the negligent actions of another person, you deserve compensation. Please let our personal injury lawyers help you seek justice and get your family the financial support it needs at this difficult time.

Can Our Criminal and Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?


Most people don’t expect to need legal services for a serious injury or criminal defense, but when the unexpected happens, you can count on the legal team at Metzger Law Firm, PLLC. Our talented, passionate lawyers can help you recover compensation or seek a lower sentence for your criminal charges. We will help whether you need to file a personal injury claim or develop a solid defense to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Call today to schedule a free consultation at 713-597-2677.

You can also stop by our conveniently located Galveston County office at 2116 Church Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550. We are 4 minutes from Adoue Park, 4 minutes from Kempner Park, and a mere 17 minutes from Scholes International Airport (GLS).

What Should I Look For When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney?

When it comes to serious legal matters, such as facing criminal charges in Southeast Texas, you need defense attorneys with years of experience and a detailed knowledge of Texas law. It would help if you also looked for a lawyer who, like Attorney Metzger, believes deeply in defending their clients and will work tirelessly to protect you both in and out of the courtroom.

What Defenses Can Be Used Against Manslaughter Charges in Texas?

Manslaughter refers to causing the death of another person through reckless behavior. Although it is not quite as severe as murder charges, a manslaughter conviction can still lead to years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. You can fight these charges by hiring a criminal defense attorney who will find holes in the prosecution’s arguments and defend you aggressively in court. The burden is on the prosecutor to prove that you are guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, so introducing doubt about your guilt can help get your sentence lowered or your case dismissed.

What Penalties Are There for a Texas Drug Crime Conviction?

Texas drug crimes are taken very seriously, resulting in harsh penalties. The severity of the penalties depends on various factors, including the kind of drug you were caught with, how much of the controlled substance you had, and whether you were caught with drug paraphernalia. Our skilled defense attorneys can develop a strong argument proving you do not deserve the maximum penalty for your charges. Call today to learn how we can help.

What Should I Do if I’ve Been Arrested for Trafficking Drugs?

If you are arrested for drug-related crimes in Texas, you should not do anything or answer any questions until you speak with a criminal defense lawyer. Your attorney will help you navigate the tricky legal system that is so biased against drug crimes. They will investigate the charges and help develop a defense that saves you from the maximum sentencing possible. You need someone watching out for you during this difficult time, so call the defense lawyers at Metzger Law Firm, PLLC, right away.

What Duties Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Perform?

A personal injury lawyer represents their client to seek compensation and protect that person’s rights at all costs. According to Texas personal injury law, victims of serious injuries, including brain injuries, car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and other injuries, may be eligible for compensation. Your lawyer will help gather evidence that you deserve maximum compensation and will work with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement according to the law.

What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

While economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income, are widely recognized after an accident, many people fail to realize the importance of non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include items that are harder to price, such as pain and suffering. A skilled personal injury attorney can offer aggressive representation that helps you recover damages for non-economic injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

What Should I Do if I’ve Been in a Car Accident?

Individuals involved in a car accident must stay at the scene of the accident to administer aid to other victims and exchange information. You should report the incident to the authorities and seek immediate medical attention even if you think you’re not injured. Once you are recovering, you should consider hiring personal injury attorneys to help you pursue compensation and seek justice for your injuries. While no amount of money can undo the damage done, getting compensated can help you get back on your feet and return to life as normal.

Is it Enough to File a Claim With the Insurance Company After a Car Accident?

If you have been in a car or motorcycle accident, you may think that the insurance company will cover all your costs. However, insurance claims fall notoriously short of providing victims with the funds they need for future medical care and decreased income-earning potential. The insurer may also fail to recognize the importance of compensating you for emotional trauma and other non-economic damages. To get the full compensation you deserve, contact our law firm today.