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Mark Altman



“I take pride in finding unique, flexible, and effective solutions for my clients whether in a litigation or business environment.  Nothing is more important to me than the trust my clients put in me and my abilities, and I look forward to being a value-adding member of your team.”

Mark Altman is based in the Waco office of Naman Howell. His practice focuses on general civil litigation and small business advice. Prior to joining Naman Howell, Mark served as a member of the US Navy JAG Corps working various times as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and staff judge advocate. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy JAGC Reserves.

Mark is very active in the legal community of Waco. He volunteers as legal counsel at the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic, where he was recognized by the Texas Supreme Court for his efforts providing pro bono legal services on behalf of indigent veterans. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association and teaches Mock Trial for Baylor Law School as adjunct faculty.

Mark simultaneously obtained a Masters in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Hankamer School of Business and Baylor Law School. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on Astronautics.


Texas Rising Star, Thompson Reuters Legal, 2021

Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021

Pedro Serrano Leadership Award, State Bar of Texas, 2020

Leadership State Bar of Texas Alumnus, 2020

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, U.S. Navy

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, U.S. Navy

Command Services Attorney of the Year, Region Legal Service Office Southwest, 2017

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Award, 2016


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Texas Young Lawyers Association, District 9 Director State Board of Directors

Texas Access to Justice Commission, Veterans Services Committee Member

Texas Bar Foundation Fellowship

Waco - McLennan County Bar Association

Waco - McLennan County Young Lawyers Association

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Beyond the Law

Mark is married to Jacqueline Altman, another attorney in the Waco office.  They have one wonderful four-year old son.  When Mark isn’t working, he is an avid fly-fisherman and amateur photographer and loves sharing those passions with his son.


  • State Bar of Texas, 2016


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2016

  • cum laude
  • Baylor Law Review, Editor
  • Harrison Davis Steakly Morrison PC Advocacy Award, 2015
  • Louis B Muldrow Jury Argument Award, 2015
  • National Trial Competition Quarterfinalist 2015
  • National Competitor, 2016

Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, MBA, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 2012

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