Mark’s roots in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area run deep. He grew up here and attended the University of Arizona for both his undergraduate degree as well as law school.
He graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law in 1995, then returned to the Phoenix area. Following his graduation, Mark worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Cheryl Hendrix, dealing primarily with criminal cases, and was then recognized by the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office for his talents in criminal law and offered a position.
Mark accepted and fervently represented thousands of defendants in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to homicide.
In 2001, Mark started his private practice dedicated to the defense of the criminally accused and has had the privilege of representing people from all areas and walks of life: prominent members of the community, veterans, sports figures, citizens from foreign countries, and high-profile media cases.
Over the course of nearly two decades, he has successfully defended hundreds of criminal cases in Justice, Municipal, and Superior Courts throughout Maricopa County.
Additionally, Mark has also acted as local defense counsel for several international criminal law cases, has lectured before his colleagues, and taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Arizona Summit Law School (previously Phoenix School of Law) in their “Trial Advocacy” section.
Mark strives to provide the most comprehensive and cutting-edge representation possible. The extensive, 3-year odyssey in State v. Herman, involving the Scottsdale Crime Laboratory exposed its problems.