Mark A. Burroughs



Mark Burroughs graduated fourth in his class of 526 out of Klein High School in the Houston area. Mr. Burroughs received his Bachelor of Business Administration for Select Students degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating with honors in three years with three majors (business, political science, history). He also served as student government president during his time at Stephen F. Austin. Mr. Burroughs then obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.


Mr. Burroughs began his practice of law in Denton in the mid-80′s. Years later with experience in providing an array of legal services, he formed the law offices of Sawko & Burroughs, LLP with Gregory Sawko in 1994. The firm officially changed their name in 2008 to the Sawko & Burroughs, P.C.

Areas of Practice and Admissions

Professionally, he is licensed to practice in all Texas Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Burroughs is a member of State Bar of Texas, Denton County Bar Association and the U. S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association.

Memberships and Affiliations

Outside of public service, Mark is often in a leadership role or is otherwise a significant contributor to the numerous organizations and committees in which he has served as board member and/or officer and volunteer. In fact, he served three terms as Mayor of Denton. Some of the many organizations in which he has served include: Denton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Denton Arts Council, Leadership Denton, Denton County Transportation Authority, North Texas Clean Air Coalition, North Texas Clean Air Steering, Regional Transportation Council, Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition Western Metroplex Mobility Coalition, Denton Rotary Club, Denton Citizens Bond Committee, Denton City Council Tree Preservation, Denton ISD Adopt-A-School and PTA, Denton Humanitarian Association, Inc., Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, CASA, and KERA.

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