Mark Metzger was born and raised in Missouri City, Texas. Mark attended Elkins High School before graduating from the Marine Military Academy in 1999. While at Elkins High School, Mark played trumpet in the marching band and was an officer in the JROTC program. At the Marine Military Academy, Mark served as the Platoon Sergeant of Charlie Company and played on the football team. During his high school years, Mark was also a cadet officer and later second lieutenant senior member in the Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Boy Scouts.
Mark then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in 2000. Upon graduation of Basic Training and Marine Combat Training School, Mark attended the Department of Navy’s Cryptologic Training Course for MOS 2631 at the Center for Information Warfare headquartered on Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida graduating as the Honor Graduate and earning a meritorious promotion. During his tour in the Marine Corps as an Electronic Intelligence Intercept Operator/Analyst, Mark conducted electronic and signals intelligence, information assurance, and national tactical integration activities in order to satisfy National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Marine Air-Ground Task Force requirements. Mark worked directly under the National Security Agency and Central Security Service with participation in Operations: Northern/Southern Watch; Enduring Freedom; and Iraqi Freedom. When off duty and in his spare time, Mark volunteered as a Drill Instructor for the local Young Marines program. Mark received his Honorable Discharge in 2007 at the rank of Sergeant. Subsequently, Mark worked for Lockheed Martin/Martin Marietta as a site security supervisor and other various security contractors.
Upon returning to his native Texas as a ranch hand on an exotic game ranch, Mark then attended and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. While at Texas A&M, Mark played linebacker/defensive end for the Aggie football team (#59), studied abroad in Bonn, Germany, and tutored students in Logic and Liberal Arts classes for the Texas A&M Student Athletic Department. He then came back home to Houston and continued his education at South Texas College of Law (STCL). While attending STCL, Mark participated in the summer trial academy and various law societies to include serving as an elected officer in the Delta Theta Phi international law fraternity.
Mark is also a September 2014 graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. Located at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, it is considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in America. To date, Gerry Spence has only graduated just over 1,200 students over the past 20 years.
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, 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. Outside of his Silkies Hike duties, Mark speaks at various high schools, aids local homeless veterans and battered women's shelters by offering pro bono legal work, and provides mentorship to at-risk and orphaned youths. Mark is a founding owner of Sixell Innovations, a registered Department of Defense Manufacturer, which specializes in tactical weapon accessory manufacturing. Outside of his legal education, Mark is an ordained minister, while currently finishing his Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics.
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M. A. Metzger III
The Metzger Law Firm, PLLC
2116 Church Street
Galveston, Texas 77550
(832) 499-4313 Houston
(409) 420-ISLE Galveston