Southlake Fighting For Your Rights

Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Attorneys in Southlake

Supporting You and Your Family During Challenging Times

The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, offers full-service legal representation to support you and your family in Southlake. Our team is dedicated to protecting your rights and standing up for you outside of court or during a trial. We can help you with divorce and family law cases, and our attorneys also have extensive experience in criminal defense. We can also represent you in personal injury cases.

No matter your reason to hire us, we honor your trust, and we make sure you can make informed decisions as we review your situation and discuss what strategy to use to optimize your chances of success. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, options, and progress, we are here to address them. Our priority is to protect your future.

If you need a family lawyer or a criminal defense attorney in Southlake, contact The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule an appointment.

Our Legal Services in Southlake

At The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we offer comprehensive and attentive legal representation for individuals and families.

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Our family law services can help you navigate the divorce process and ensure that the final ruling protects your rights and assets. Our lawyers can also assist you if you need to request modifications to a court order post-divorce. We can also accompany you during the adoption process, and we are available for your estate planning and probate needs.

If you are facing charges in Southlake, our criminal defense attorneys can advocate for your rights and build a strong defense case for a broad range of accusations, including assault, felony, domestic violence, drug offenses, DWI, and juvenile crime.

Have you recently experienced a personal injury? Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve, including if you have been in a car or truck accident. We can negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC

Working with an attorney can make a positive difference even in situations where you may think you do not need one, such as a divorce or a car accident. Hiring an experienced lawyer can benefit you. Our team makes sure any legal process protects your rights and we can negotiate and fight for you whether you face trial due to criminal charges or should receive adequate compensation for your trauma and medical expenses after a personal injury.

With decades of experience, we have helped thousands of clients secure a positive outcome. We always carefully assess your situation when you first consult us. Our deep understanding of the law helps us come up with effective and creative solutions to support you.

Contact The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, today at (817) 497-8148 to learn more about our legal services in Southlake.

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Legal Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Konnor N. Lee
  • Laura E. Richardson
  • Melissa S. Mozingo
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Kristie M. Falbo
  • Rick J. Mitchell
  • Kelsie Connell
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Honors & Awards Top Young Lawyers in Texas Tarrant County's Top Attorney's Top Attorneys – Fort Worth Magazine - 2008 TO ...
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  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen Desiree A. Hartwigsen

    Managing Attorney

    Desiree A. Hartwigsen grew up in Stephenville, Texas where she graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. During her time at Tarleton, Desiree studied abroad in London, England at Queen Mary’s University where she studied Comparative Criminal Justice.
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  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Senior Litigator

    Sarah E. Robbins is the newest member of the team at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC. She was born and raised in Colorado where she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in communications. After a visit to her uncle’s law office at the age of six, Sarah decided to follow in her uncle’s footsteps and become a lawyer.
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  • Konnor N. Lee Konnor N. Lee

    Supervising Attorney

    Konnor Lee was raised in Arlington, TX and attended the University of Arkansas , where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts ...
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  • Laura E. Richardson Laura E. Richardson

    Senior Litigator

    Raised in Westchester County, New York, by two corporate attorneys, attending law school after graduating from Dartmouth was ...
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  • Melissa S. Mozingo Melissa S. Mozingo

    Lead Litigator

    After working as a legal assistant for a year, Melissa knew she wanted to pursue a career in law. Melissa graduated from the ...
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  • Amie M. Wilson Amie M. Wilson

    Senior Paralegal

    Amie began working in family law as a receptionist in a small private practice where she was tasked with answering the telephone, corresponding with clients and court staff and handling a multitude of other administrative duties. Amie’s ability to multitask and her attention to detail lead her to be tasked with handling an overflow of paralegal work.
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  • Kristie M. Falbo Kristie M. Falbo

    Lead Litigator

    Associate Attorney Kristie M. Falbo is a Houston native who worked as a prosecutor for nine years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ...
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  • Rick J. Mitchell Rick J. Mitchell

    Senior Litigator

    Rick Mitchell graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2001, where he was a two-time member of the Dean’s ...
  • Kelsie Connell Kelsie Connell


    Kelsie grew up in Denton, Texas where she discovered her passion with helping others through law. Kelsie began as a legal ...
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Why Choose Us for Your Family Matters?

  • Direct Access To Your Attorney

    Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need. 

  • Transparency

    Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.

  • Team Oriented

    At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.

  • Personalized Approach

    Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.

  • Top 10 Family Law Award 2022 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top Attorney Award winner at
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Three Best Rated
  • Top Attorneys
  • 360 West Top Attorneys
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Top 10 Business - Thervo
  • Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021