Monday, July 13, 2009

Marc. J. Victor, Phoenix Criminal Attorney

Marc J. 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 cases.

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Juris Doctorate May 1994Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA Top 20% of 36 person graduating class.

University Merit ScholarSCALE Program

Dean's list

Exceptional Achievement Award in Crimes Transactions

Advanced Lexis trained

Westlaw trained

Bachelor of ScienceMajor: Justice StudiesMay 1992

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.PresidentChandler, Arizona2004 to Present.

Practice substantially limited to state and federal criminal law trial and appellate matters; representedclients in several major felony matters; successfully argued before the 9 th Circuit

Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California; researched, drafted and argued several criminal motions and appeals.

Victor & Hall, P.L.C.PartnerMesa, ArizonaMarch 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Judicial appointment immediately rescinded upon principled refusal to preside over drug related cases.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.AssociateMesa, ArizonaJune 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.Law ClerkMesa, ArizonaMarch 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 CorpsSergeant - Squad Leader1985 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 including; and many talk show radio appearances since 1994.

Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization - June 2000-PresentMember 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-PresentOrganize and host semi-annual luncheon and seminar discussing various freedom and legal related issues.

Founder of the Freedom Summit - 2000-PresentFounded, organized, promoted and hosted an annual weekend professional seminar devoted to issues relating to human freedom. Details about the Freedom Summit can be obtained at

Arizona State Bar Criminal Practice & Procedure Committee - July 2000- July 2001Member of Criminal Practice & Procedure Committee which recommends and suggests changes to the Arizona Supreme Court regarding the Arizona Justice System.

KFNX Radio 1100AM - 1999-2000Hosted weekly talk show entitled "Discover Freedom" regarding freedom and legal issues.

Legal Instructor for Protection Elite International, Inc. - 1999-PresentLectured students regarding deadly force issues as well as Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues.

KFYI Radio 910AM - 1999-2000Twice 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 - 1995Radio talk show guest discussing "Substantive Due Process".

Future of Freedom Foundation Seminar - 1995Panelist at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix.

Arizona Bar Exam - 1994Multistate Bar Examination score of 169.


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 CommitteeMember since 1997.

CATO Institute
Member since 1999.

Criminal Attorney Representation in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area Since 1994

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