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 cases.
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA Top 20% of 36 person graduating class University Merit Scholar
Dean's list 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 ExperienceMarc 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 Judicial appointment immediately rescinded upon principled refusal to preside over drug related cases.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 issues. 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.
AssociationsState 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.
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