Mark Foster graduated from IU School of Law in Indianapolis in 1983. He began his law career with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s office and in 1985 became the Magistrate in Vanderburgh Superior Court, Misdemeanor/Traffic Division. He left the bench in 1987 and has focused his practice in the area of criminal defense and more specifically DUI defense.
Mark has lectured extensively for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Evansville Bar Association and Trial Prep Seminars.com He has been active in many bar related activities, including being the founding President of the Evansville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, being a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense. Mark was honored in 2010 when he was named a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation.
In 1991 Mark married his wife Lisa. They have previously shared their life with their pugs Nikko and Zoe and currently have Roxie a five year old pug whom they rescued. Mark is involved in many civic organizations having previously served as President of the Vanderburgh County Election Board, President of the Vanderburgh County Area Planning Commission, is a past President and current Secretary of the Evansville Country Club. Mark and Lisa are both very active at their church, Corner Stone Assembly of God where they have taught Sunday School and Kids Church, and Mark served previously on the Board of Director. Mark was an instructor in criminal law and criminal procedure, University of Evansville, 1984 – 1992.
Biography & Background
Mark has strived to continue his own education in the area of DUI defense as well as teach others. Mark is certified in the administration of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Test. In addition, he is a certified operator of the BAC DataMaster by National Patent Analytical Systems. The following is a list of articles Mark has written for numerous seminars where he was a lecturer; “DWI Dram Shop,” CLEF, 1990; “Criminal Law”, ICLEF, 1990; “Planning Your First Criminal Defense,” ICLEF, 1997; “DWI,” ICLEF, 1998; “What Every Lawyer Should Know about DWI,” ICLEF, 1998; “DWI,” ICLEF, 1999; “DWI & HTV-Quebec City, Quebec” ICLEF, 1999; “Traffic Law School,” ICLEF, 2000; “Criminal Law-LasVegas,” ISBA & ICLEF, 2001; “The Best of DWI,” ICLEF, 2001; “Civil and Criminal Evidence,” ICLEF, 2001; “DUI Defense,” ICLEF, 2002; “Misdemeanor Court,” Legal Aid Society, 2002; “Traffic Law School,” ICLEF, 2002; “DWI Experts, Technology and Equipment,” ICLEF, 2003; “Hot Topics – DWI,” EBA, 2003; “Traffic School for Lawyers,” ICLEF, 2004, “DWI,” ICLEF, 2005; “DWI,” ICLEF, 2006; “DWI,” ICELF, 2008; “DUI,” ICELF, 2008; “DUI,” ICLEF, 2009; “The DWI Trial,” ICLEF, 2010; “DWI,” ICLEF, 2011; “DWI at Trial,” ICLEF 2012; “Defending the Sex Crime Case,” ICLEF, 2012; ICLEF, 2013; Current State of DWI Defense; Inside the Minds: Trends in DUI Discovery,” 2011 Published by Aspatore, Super Lawyers 2011; 2012; 2013 ; Best Lawyers in Indiana 2011; 2012; 2013; DWI – ICLEF 2011, DWI @ Trial – ICLEF 2012, Defending The Sex Crimes Case – ICLEF 2012, Current State of DWI Defense – ICLEF 2013; Reality CLE (Criminal Law) – ICLEF 2013. Completed Intoximeter EC/IR II Operator Training Course taught by Dr. Alfred Staubus, PharmD, PhD – 2014.
Bench and Bar Seminar (Criminal Law) EBA 2011 and 2013
Recent Developments in DUI Defense – ICLEF 2014