Meet the Team
Marc J. Victor
Marc J. Victor
Marc J. Victor is a certified Criminal Law Specialist by The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is admitted in Arizona & Hawai‘i. Marc has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty-five years. He has twice debated Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on the drug war.
Marc 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, high-profile civil rights, personal injury, and other complex state and federal matters. His jury trial experience includes several murder trials including death eligible matters as well as complex sex and drug cases including both state and federal courts. During his career, Marc has successfully represented clients in many high-profile and media attention cases, including his representation of Elizabeth Johnson in the nationally televised “Baby Gabriel” case. He has also successfully argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
As a long-time freedom activist, Marc is regularly invited to speak to audiences across Arizona on a variety of issues including ending the drug war, the rights of gun owners, the free market, criminal justice issues as well as a variety of other criminal law related issues. Most recently, Marc has spoken on the Live and Let Live Principle, the foundation upon which he has established The World’s Only Real Peace Movement.
Marc has been quoted locally, nationally and internationally on radio, television, in print and in person as a legal commentator and expert on many local and national cases. He was an expert legal commentator for local NBC 12 News for the Jodi Arias case. Marc and firm partner Andrew Marcantel host The Peace Radicals Podcast with a new episode every Friday. The Peace Radicals is available on most streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify and is also available to watch on YouTube.
Andrew C. Marcantel
Andrew C. Marcantel
Andrew C. Marcantel is a criminal defense attorney with a passion for freedom, individual rights, and government accountability. With a background in legal philosophy and constitutional law, Andrew excels at applying an out-of-the-box approach to contemporary criminal law issues in all of our clients’ cases. As an attorney for The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm, Andrew avidly serves his community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding the government to the standards imposed by the state and federal Constitutions.
Andrew earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, graduating with honors and receiving seven Dean’s List Recognitions throughout the course of the program. Andrew completed the Philosophy, Politics and Law Certification Program through the Honors College, and worked with various faculty members to serve as a student mentor in the Honors program. Throughout his undergraduate years, Andrew published several articles on the subjects of moral philosophy, ethics, and literature, receiving notable recognitions and scholarships sponsored by the University.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, receiving a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his achievement in the subject of Philosophy of Crime and Punishment. While in law school, Andrew worked for two years as a Certified Limited Practice Student and Legal Research Specialist at a respected Scottsdale, Arizona law firm, and gained experience on hundreds of state criminal and civil matters, all before even graduating from law school.
Since joining The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm in 2014, Andrew has aggressively defended our clients in hundreds of cases, including major federal felony trials, state felony cases in every county in Arizona, and misdemeanor cases in numerous municipal and justice courts. Andrew has been featured in numerous national news outlets for his work on high profile cases, and is regularly called to speak at local events, schools, gun shows, legal conferences and national podcasts on a variety of legal topics. In addition, Andrew is a member of several highly respected national defense organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
After practicing law in Arizona for six years, Andrew became certified to practice in Hawaii state and federal courts, and now advocates for our clients in both Arizona and Hawaii cases. In assisting our clients with their criminal matters, Andrew furthers the firm’s tradition of passionate, insightful and proficient representation in each and every case.
In his free time, Andrew is an avid hiker and backpacker, regularly traveling across the country in search of his next adventure. He also plays keyboards in several bands, and loves to play classical piano. But perhaps his favorite pastime is spending time with his English bulldog named Beefy.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Arizona – Civil Rights Restoration Cases, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Driving on Suspended License, Possession of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs, Manufacture of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Federal Drug Trafficking, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence, Violation of Order of Protection, Disorderly Conduct, Gun Crimes, Probation Violations, Manslaughter, Murder, Conspiracy, Solicitation, White Collar Crimes, Fraud, Theft of Property, Theft of Identity, Burglary, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Kidnapping, Endangerment, Felony Flight, Resisting Arrest.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University J.D., Law - 2011-2014 Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University B.A., Philosophy, Cert. Philosophy, Politics, and Law - 2005-2009
Jody L. Broaddus
Jody L. Broaddus
Jody L. Broaddus is a civil law attorney with considerable experience in civil litigation matters. Jody has been a licensed civil law attorney for over 17 years. In addition to being licensed in Arizona and Hawai‘i, she was also licensed in Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Jody has learned to create a human connection in a close-knit community as well as the importance of earning an honorable reputation. Jody understands that people have challenges in life, and sometimes they just need someone in their community to direct and support them.
After moving to Phoenix in 1988, she went to work as a file clerk at a notable personal injury law firm where she quickly advanced as a civil litigation paralegal. While working at the law firm, Jody’s passion for the law and helping others grew. She obtained her Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice at Eastern Arizona College, then her Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, which culminated in her receiving her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jody has demonstrated success in handling many challenging and complex civil litigation matters. She has been involved in hundreds, if not thousands, of personal injury cases including catastrophic injuries and death. The most important thing for Jody when representing someone is to evaluate what is best for the clients while working to eliminate the crisis that may have been brought to the client, their family, and loved ones.
Jody’s upbringing and family background of farmers, engineers, nurses, and teachers, has taught her the importance of understanding and meeting her client’s needs and priorities along with thinking beyond the expected strategies. Jody prepares cases as if she were going to go to trial. She understands the actions that could be needed and has the persistence for overcoming any challenging obstacles. Preparation leads to success for her clients.
Arizona Civil Law Attorney - Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Dog Bites/Maulings, Burn Cases, Wrongful Death, Assaults, Dram Shop and Drunk Driving Accidents, Premises Liability, Boating Accidents, Nursing Home Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Trucking Accidents, Civil Rights, Bad Faith Insurance, Defamation/Slander, Contract Disputes, Commercial Litigation, Banking Disputes and Litigation, Professional Licensing Disputes.
Hawai‘i State Bar Arizona State Bar Nevada State Bar United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit United States District Court for the District of Arizona United States District Court for the District of Nevada Maricopa County Bar Association Coconino County Bar Association Yavapai County Bar Association Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association
JURIS DOCTORATE (1999) Creighton University School of Law – Omaha, Nebraska
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Justice Studies (1995) Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona
ASSOCIATES OF ARTS in Criminal Justice (1988) Eastern Arizona College – Thatcher, Arizona
Kate A. Pierce
Kate A. Pierce
As a former prosecutor with over 20 years of experience in the courtroom, Kate has litigated and tried many high-profile and noteworthy cases in both Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Throughout her career, Kate has handled an array of cases to include Capital Murder, Complex Drug Sales, Sex Cases, and DUI. Her exemplary work has been recognized by many organizations.
Kate has always had a passion for, and dedication to, justice. She received most of her education through the Arizona school system graduating from Chandler High School, Arizona State University and University of Arizona. Kate began her legal journey as defense attorney and began to transition back to her roots when she earned her Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Her studies expanded her understanding of the human mind and behavior. Kate’s roots as a defense attorney, her studies, along with her role in creating a Mental Health Court and participation in Drug Court, confirmed her belief that the criminal justice system requires reformation to align itself with the needs of the people it serves.
Kate is an advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom for others who need a voice, or a helping hand on their life’s journey. She has worked diligently in the community through her church and other civic organizations assisting others with a variety of activities. Kate has worked with young people, voter registration drives, and assisting those who lost their civil rights to have them restored.
As a community advocate, defense attorney, and prosecutor she has perfected her craft of fighting for freedom.
Andrew L. Park
Andrew L. Park
Andrew graduated from Lutheran High School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He then attended University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where he majored in English. After graduation, he attended William S. Richardson School of Law. During law school, Andrew interned at Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i.
Raised in Hawai‘i, Andrew prides himself on getting to know his clients as individuals, regardless of the type of case. He knew from an early age that serving others was his calling. His primary focus is criminal defense. He believes knowledge of facts, and attentiveness to a client’s needs are necessary pillars to providing high quality legal services.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys golfing, beach activities, and spending time with family and friends.
Emma K. Whincup
Emma K. Whincup
Attorney Emma K. Whincup was raised in Mesa, Arizona. She graduated from Red Mountain High School at the top of her class.
Emma attended W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, where she was awarded the Academic Merit Award Scholarship, New American University Scholar-Dean’s Award Scholarship, and ASU Solutions Grant. She completed her degree in 3 ½ years, earning a B.A. in Business Law, with a minor in Dance.
Emma went on to pursue her passion of becoming an Attorney. She earned a full-tuition scholarship upon starting law school and also earned a CALI award during her first year.
During law school, Emma worked in the immigration clinic, representing children in the foster system in need of immigration services. Emma advocated on behalf of neglected children in immigration and state dependency proceedings, gaining experience filing Immigration petitions for Special Juvenile Status, naturalization through adoption, and retrieval of immigration documents and records to establish immigration status. She was successful in proving the immigration status of a foster child to the Court, leading to the child’s long-awaited adoption by her foster parents.
Emma completed an internship with the City of Mesa, where she worked in a wide variety of practice areas including employment, real estate, construction litigation, civil litigation, and liability defense.
Emma spent her second and third year of law school as a Law Clerk and Rule 38 Limited Practice Certified Student for Attorneys For Freedom. Emma worked diligently alongside the attorneys drafting various motions and attending court hearings. During this time, she gained invaluable experience, exposure, and training in criminal defense that goes unparalleled.
Emma also participated in Trial Advocacy, attaining strong courtroom skills and techniques through numerous mock trials. Her passion for freedom and the second amendment guided her to conduct her graduate writing on firearm rights and regulations. She spent extensive time delving into research on firearm regulations at the local, state, and federal levels, advocating for the separation of powers and 2nd amendment rights.
Emma graduated from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University in May 2020, receiving her Juris Doctorate. She thereafter was admitted to the Arizona State Bar to practice law as a licensed attorney.
In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, road trips around the beautiful state of Arizona, country swing dancing, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.
Emma considered her time clerking at Attorneys For Freedom one of the best experiences of her academic career and could not imagine starting her career as an attorney anywhere else. Emma is excited to call Attorneys For Freedom her home.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Immigration Clinic, Rule 38 Certified - January 2019 - May 2019 City of Mesa Attorney’s Office Intern July 2019 - December 2019. Attorneys For Freedom Law Clerk and Rule 38 Certified. - March 2019 - May 2020
State Bar of Arizona United States District Court, District of Arizona
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University - Phoenix, Arizona (Graduated May 2020). Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona (Graduated December 2015). Bachelor of Arts in Business Law.