Mark Branca

Contact Info

Phone: (703) 530-9001
Email: Mark@TheIrvingLawFirm.com

Education

Law School: University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018

College: Ursinus College, cum laude, 2015

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia

Community and Professional Associations

Prince William County Bar Association
Virginia State Bar

Mark’s practice is focused on criminal defense and civil litigation. Prior to joining the Irving Law Firm, Mark served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Tracy C. Hudson during his two-year term as Chief Judge of the Prince William County Circuit Court.

Mark is very active in the Prince William County community. Mark was elected to serve as a Director of the Prince William County Bar Association. He also serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee of the Prince William County Bar Association where he organizes volunteers to serve a monthly meal at a local homeless shelter.

Prior to entering private practice, Mark graduated cum laude from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. During his time at Richmond Law, Mark was an active member of the moot court team and regularly volunteered at the school’s family law clinic which provided pro bono services to indigent clients in Richmond. Because of his work at the family law clinic, Mark received the Virginia State Bar Family Law Book Award by the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at his graduation ceremony. This award is given to the top graduating student from each of the eight Virginia law schools who has demonstrated the most promise and potential for the practice of family law.

Mark is a gifted legal writer and earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for earning the highest grade in his school’s legal research and writing class. Mark served as the Managing Editor of the University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law and Business. Since 2018, Mark has assisted Dale Cecka as a contributing author and editor of Chapters 1-8, 12, and 13 of Virginia Practice, Family Law: Theory, Practice, and Forms a treatise regularly utilized by law schools, judges, and attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

While attending law school, Mark interned at the Fredericksburg and Fauquier Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices where he developed a passion for criminal law. Mark utilizes this experience to zealously defend his clients accused of serious felonies, misdemeanors, or even minor traffic infractions.

Prior to attending law school, Mark graduated cum laude from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania with a double major in Business and Economics and Media and Communications Studies. While attending Ursinus College, Mark played on the school’s football and rugby teams.