Liquor Liability Law • Business Law • General Civil Litigation

At Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP our mission is to resolve your most challenging legal problems quickly and effectively. With more than 30 years of experience as advocates and counselors, we have the knowledge and resources to secure you results and protect your rights both in and out of the courtroom.


We Wrote the Book on Texas Dram Shop Cases

Spencer G. Markle is one of the most widely known dram shop trial lawyers in the state of Texas and has represented bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels in hundreds of cases across the state. When it comes to liquor liability law, we wrote the book on it - quite literally. Mr. Markle has published the seminal treatise on Texas liquor liability litigation, the Texas Liquor Liability Practice Manual, the only book of its kind in Texas . Several of our cases have even set precedents before the Texas Supreme Court and multiple courts of appeals.

Helping Your Business Grow and Prosper

Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP is the go-to law firm for entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses in the Houston region - litigating claims relating to nonsubscriber, liquor liability, premises liability, intentional torts, employment claims, shareholder disputes, contract actions, noncompetition agreements and other civil matters.

We also counsel small to medium-sized businesses on how to establish their business entities, negotiate and draft commercial contracts, and navigate complicated tax matters. Attorney Obed DeLaCruz is also a licensed CPA. Let us worry about the details so you can focus on growing your business.

Swiftly Resolving Civil Disputes

We are trusted by businesses and individuals in a wide range of dram shop, business litigation, personal injury and civil litigation matters. Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP provides aggressive representation in every case, always seeking the best possible result at a fair cost. As in all our practice areas, we take a collaborative approach, drawing upon the extensive experience of every attorney and staff member to build a persuasive case on your behalf.

Why Choose Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP?

When choosing a law firm, you have many options. While other attorneys may overpromise to get your business, we let our experience speak for itself:

  • Attorney Spencer G. Markle has been named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2020, the 18th consecutive year he has received this honor. He is also rated AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest distinction.
  • Mr. Markle is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having secured five jury verdicts in excess of $1 million on behalf of his clients.
  • As of 2020, we have tried more than 125 cases to juries in 23 Texas counties, and have represented many more clients before the state's judges and arbitrators.
  • Attorney Obed DeLaCruz is a licensed CPA with comprehensive tax knowledge that can be invaluable when consulting with your business.
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates has elevated Spencer G. Markle to Diplomate, the highest rank of this invitation-only organization and an honor held by only 25 lawyers in the entire State of Texas.

For sound advice and strong advocacy, turn to Markle • DeLaCruz, LLP.

Get started today by calling 281-486-0677, or reach out to us online. Se habla español!

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