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Mark P. Foster - Charlotte, NC

409 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

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Updated: 04/20/2017

Charlotte Criminal defense and appellate representation in state and federal court Lawyer


Mark Foster is a Board Certified Specialist in Federal and State Criminal Law, practicing criminal defense in Charlotte since 1996. He has a combined total of 35 years of practice in North Carolina, California, and the military. He has tried over 130 jury trials. Foster has briefed dozens of appeals and has presented oral arguments before the following courts: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; North Carolina Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (formerly U.S...

About Mark P. Foster

Practice Areas

  • Criminal defense and appellate representation in state and federal court
  • Felony Defense
  • DUI / DWI
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Violations
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney/Owner


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1996
  • North Carolina, 1996
  • California, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • Virginia, 1995

Specialties and Certifications

  • Federal and state criminal law, North Carolina State Bar, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Indigent Representation Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2008 - 2012 (Chairman)
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Selection Committee, Western District of North Carolina (Member)
  • Board of Directors, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc., 2010 - 2016 (Member)
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Selection Committee, Western District of North Carolina (Member)
  • Criminal Justice Panel Act Representative, Western District of North Carolina, 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Member)


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1981
    Honors: Moot Court Honors Program
  • University of Southern California, 1978
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: International Relations

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Nu

Past Positions

  • Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, Partner, 2011 - 2016
  • Nixon, Park, Gronquist & Foster, Partner, 2003 - 2008
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 2004
  • Marine Corps Officer, 1984 - 1987

Classes and Seminars

  • Impeachment of Witnesses, Mecklenburg County Public Defender, 2016 - Present
  • Examination of Witnesses, NBI, 2008 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Mark P. Foster

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Mark P. Foster on Super Lawyers


  • North Carolina Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense, 2016
  • AV Preeminent rating Martindale-Hubbell, since 2012, 2012 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense, since 2012
  • Super Lawyers, North Carolina Criminal Defense, since 2012

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Office Information


409 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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