Marc J. VictorMarc@AttorneyForFreedom.com
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.
An Interview with Marc J. Victor
Juris Doctorate May 1994
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 - Justice Studies - May 1992
Summa Cum Laude Graduate (3.81); 4.0 in Justice Studies;
Dean’s Honor List: 1989-1992.
President - Marc J. Victor, P.C. - Chandler, Arizona
2004 to Present
Founded and managed law firm which currently employs four attorneys and several paralegals; supervised associate attorneys in criminal law, personal injury, civil rights, and commercial litigation matters; personally represented thousands of clients in state and federal trial level and appellate felony matters; personally represented clients in hundreds of major felony matters; personally tried several first degree murder cases including death eligible matters; successfully argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California; researched, drafted and argued hundreds of criminal motions and appeals.
Partner - Victor & Hall, P.L.C. - Mesa, Arizona
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.
Judge Pro Tem - Maricopa County Superior Court
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.
Associate - Roberts, Rowley & Smith, Ltd. - Mesa, Arizona
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.
Law Clerk - Roberts & Rowley, Ltd. - Mesa, Arizona
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.
Sergeant - Squad Leader - United States Marine Corps
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.
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
Martindale- Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating - 2010Highest Peer Review Rating for both legal ability and ethical standards
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.
Founder of the Freedom Summit
Founded, organized, promoted and hosted an annual weekend professional seminar devoted to issues relating to human freedom.
Featured Autobiography in hardcover book entitled, I Chose Liberty - 2010Selected by Professor Walter Block to be included as a significant contemporary libertarian thinker. Walter Block is an Austrian school economist and libertarian philosopher and a Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Authored Several Articles Regarding Justice System and Freedom Related IssuesPersonally researched and drafted numerous articles including a ten page persuasive paper on ending the drug war which has been published nationally and internationally on the internet.
Frequent Lecturer Regarding Justice System and Freedom Related IssuesAppeared as a featured speaker and lecturer to many groups and audiences including, judges, criminal prosecutors, police officers, gun show attendees, CCW course attendees, several local and national radio shows, college students, United States Marines, Freedom Summit attendees (presented speeches and moderated a panel of current and former judges), political activists, and many other varied groups.
Arizona’s Finest Lawyers – 2011Honored as one of Arizona’s Finest lawyers in a peer reviewed process. Selected after nomination by executive board for “…demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal skills, and a well-earned reputation for integrity.” Identified as within the top 6% of attorneys licensed by the Arizona State Bar Association. www.azfinestlawyers.org
KFNX Radio 1100AM
1999-2000Hosted weekly talk show entitled “Discover Freedom” regarding freedom and legal issues.
Host of Semi-annual Luncheon and Seminar – 1999-2004Organized and hosted semi-annual luncheon and seminar discussing various freedom and legal related issues.
Legal Instructor for Protection Elite International, Inc.
Lectured students regarding deadly force issues as well as Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues.
KFYI Radio 910AM
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
Radio talk show guest discussing “Substantive Due Process”.
Panelist at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix.
Arizona Bar Exam
Multistate 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 Committee Member since 1997.
CATO Institute Member since 1999.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit