About Marc Victor
Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
Marc J. Victor is an accomplished
attorney who is often invited to speak to audiences across Arizona. He
has recently addressed the Freedom Summit, the Eris Society, the AZ Libertarian Party Convention and other events aimed at protecting your rights.
Marc J. Victor has represented
clients in more than a thousand major felony cases including first and
second degree murder, sex cases, gun cases, major drug cases, complex
white collar cases, federal appeals, and other complex state and
federal matters. Jury trial experience includes several murder trials
including death eligible matters as well as complex sex cases. Marc J.
Victor has represented clients in many high profile and media attention
Education: Juris Doctorate
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Top 20% of 36 person graduating class
University Merit Scholar
Exceptional Achievement Award in Crimes Transactions
Advanced Lexis trained,
Westlaw trained Bachelor of Science
Major: Justice Studies
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Summa Cum Laude Graduate (3.81)
4.0 in Justice Studies
Dean's Honor List: 1989-1992
Professional Experience Marc J. Victor, P.C.
2004 to Present
Practice substantially limited to state and federal
criminal law trial and appellate matters; represented
clients in several major felony matters; successfully
argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in
San Francisco, California; researched, drafted and
argued several criminal motions and appeals. Victor & Hall, P.L.C.
March 1997 to 2004
Practice limited to state and federal criminal law
trial and appellate matters; felony jury trial
experience including first degree capital murder
trial experience; represented several hundred
clients in serious felony matters; successfully
argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
in San Francisco, California; researched, drafted
and argued several criminal motions and appeals. Maricopa County Superior Court
Judge Pro Tem
January 2003 to March 2003
Superior Court Judge Pro Tem in the Criminal Law
Department. Judicial appointment immediately
rescinded upon principled refusal to preside
over drug related cases. Roberts, Rowley & Smith, Ltd.
June 1994 to March 1997
Concentration in criminal
law; felony jury trial experience; civil trial experience; drafted and
argued various criminal motions; researched numerous legal issues;
served as court appointed counsel on adult felony cases in Pinal
County, Arizona and Yavapai County, Arizona; client management; firm
marketing committee. Roberts & Rowley, Ltd.
March 1994 to May 1994
Certified pursuant to Supreme
Court Rule 38; drafted appellate brief; drafted various motions and
pleadings; drafted trial brief; researched various legal issues;
interviewed and interacted with clients; negotiated settlement of
commercial case. United States Marine Corps
Sergeant - Squad Leader
1985 to 1992
Served during Operations Desert
Storm/Shield; awarded Certificate of Commendation for efforts during
Desert Storm; offered suggestion to Battalion Commander resulting in
procedural changes for the withdrawal of battalion assets.
Lecturer on Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System – 1995-Present
Presented speeches and appeared as panelist for numerous organizations including: The Freedom Summit, The Eris Society in Aspen, CO 2004, The Arizona Breakfast Clubs (Phoenix & Tucson);
The Arizona Libertarian Party Convention 2002, Chandler Civil Rights
Rally, The Phoenix Gun Safety Forum, The Foundation for Economic Education Seminar in Phoenix, 2nd Amendment Forums and many talk show radio appearances since 1994. Arizona State Bar Board of Legal
Specialization - June 2000-Present
Member of Board of Legal
Specialization having final authority to approve and certify members of
the state bar as specialists in a particular practice area. Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law - May 2000-Present
Host of Semi-annual Luncheon
and Seminar - 1999-Present
Organize and host semi-annual
luncheon and seminar discussing various freedom and legal related
Founder of the Freedom Summit - 2000-Present
Founded, organized, promoted
and hosted an annual weekend professional seminar devoted to issues
relating to human freedom.
Arizona State Bar Criminal
Practice & Procedure Committee - July 2000- July 2001
Member of Criminal Practice
& Procedure Committee which recommends and suggests changes to the
Arizona Supreme Court regarding the Arizona Justice System.
KFNX Radio 1100AM - 1999-2000
Hosted weekly talk show entitled "Discover Freedom" regarding freedom and legal issues.
Legal Instructor for
Protection Elite International, Inc. - 1999-Present
Lectured students regarding
deadly force issues as well as Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues.
KFYI Radio 910AM - 1999-2000
Twice appeared as guest
commentator. Discussed legal issues surrounding Chandler Police
Department/Federal Border Patrol investigative detentions of suspected
illegal immigrants and discussed reasonableness of force used by
property owners in detaining trespassers.
KXAM Radio 1310 AM - 1995
Radio talk show guest discussing "Substantive Due Process". Future of Freedom Foundation Seminar - 1995
Panelist at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix.
Arizona Bar Exam - 1994
Multistate Bar Examination score of 169.
Associations State Bar of Arizona
Admitted in 1994.
Federal District Court
Admitted in 1994.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted in 1995.
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member since 1995.
Government Misconduct Committee. Foundation for Economic Education Member since 1995.
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Member since 1996. National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws - Legal Committee
Member since 1997.
CATO Institute Member since 1999.