ARIZONA WAR ON DRUGS

ARIZONA WAR ON DRUGS

Arizona War on Drugs – The war on drugs is entirely incompatible with a free society.  As such, the law firm of Marc J. Victor, P.C. actively supports ending the drug war immediately.   Therefore, for over 20 years, marijuana attorney Marc J. Victor has worked tirelessly towards ending the war on drugs by being vocal in; court on the record, advocating on the radio and television, giving countless speeches, writing articles, debating the issue publicly with elected officials, serving as a member of the national NORML legal committee, as well as refusing to administer the drug laws as an appointed Superior Court Judge Pro Tem in the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Marc J. Victor has also been consistently and uncompromisingly against the drug war throughout his legal career; even, and especially so when it was an unpopular position.

So, please join us on Friday, February 10th for a panel discussion at Arizona State University entitled, Arizona War on Drugs. The panelists include; Judge John A. Buttrick, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery,  Criminal Defense Attorney Marc J. Victor, and Attorney Logan Elia. This is a CLE hosted by Arizona State University and the Law Firm of Marc J. Victor P.C.

Arizona War on Drugs

Arizona War on Drugs

Register for Arizona’s War on Drugs: Know Your Rights 

Arizona War on Drugs

February 10 at 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BCLS 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, Room 650

Panelists

Bill Montgomery

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery

Bill Montgomery was first elected Maricopa County Attorney in a Special Election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 on a pledge to fight crime, honor victims’ rights, and protect and strengthen our community. As a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, former Deputy County Attorney and a professional prosecutor, he has dedicated his personal and professional life to serving others.

Bill earned his J.D. from ASU’s College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the Order of the Coif. As a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, he quickly gained a reputation as a tough but fair prosecutor and served as the Bureau Chief of the Auto Theft Bureau before becoming County Attorney.

As our County Attorney, Bill is committed to vigorously prosecuting crimes and holding criminals accountable. He believes in the responsible application of Arizona’s tough sentencing laws to ensure violent and repeat criminals are kept away from our fellow citizens and communities while seeking innovative strategies to deal with issues such as substance abuse and mental health. He is committed to partnering with law enforcement along with business and civic leaders to protect and strengthen communities and has been an outspoken advocate for protecting children.

Bill has also helped shape legislation designed to protect victims of crime and reform Arizona’s child welfare system, to include the creation of the Office of Child Welfare Investigations and helped create the Department of Child Safety. Bill continues to be a passionate advocate for Crime Victim Rights in Arizona and he also recognizes a citizen’s right to defend his or her family without fear of prosecution.

Bill currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife and their children.

Judge John Buttrick

Judge John A. Buttrick

Judge John A. Buttrick, the highest ranking elected Libertarian in the United States, resigned his position as an Arizona Superior Court Judge to accept a position as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Arizona.

Furthermore, Judge Buttrick was appointed to the Arizona bench in 2001 by a Republican Governor following stints on the Libertarian National Committee and as Chair of the National Platform Committee in the late 1990s. Buttrick also ran as a Libertarian for Governor of Arizona and for the Arizona House of Representatives in 1994 and 1998 respectively. Following his appointment to the bench, Judge Buttrick was twice retained by the voters in retention election in 2004 and 2008.

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Department: Civil
Year: 6/2007
Location: Phoenix
Department: Family Court
Year: 8/2004
Location: Phoenix
Department: Criminal
Year: 8/2003
Location: Phoenix
Department: Civil
Year: 5/2001
Location: Phoenix


Work History:

2001 – Present: Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County
1982 – 2001: Partner, Brown and Bain, P.A. – antitrust, product liability, contract, environmental patent and election law
1976 – 1982: Associate, Brown, and Bain

Education:

  • J.D. , 1976, Harvard Law School
  • Bachelor’s degree, Philosophy, 1973, University of Denver

Committees/Associations:

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2002- present, Judicial Executive Committee

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Attorney Marc J Victor

Attorney Marc J. Victor

Attorney Marc J. Victor is an  Arizona State bar certified specialist in criminal law who has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty years.  Also, as a long time freedom activist, Mr. Victor is regularly invited to speak to audiences across Arizona; on a variety of issues. Issues have included 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.  In addition, he has twice debated Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on the drug war.

Mr. 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; as well as other complex state and federal matters. His jury trial experience also includes several murder trials including; death eligible matters as well as complex sex and drug cases including both state and federal courts.  He has also successfully argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

In addition, Mr. Victor has successfully represented clients in many high-profile and media attention cases; including representing Elizabeth Johnson in the nationally televised “Baby Gabriel” case.  To watch his winning closing argument, in that case, click here. He also represents clients in high-profile civil rights and personal injury matters.

Mr. Victor has also 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 also an expert legal commentator for local NBC 12 News for the Jodi Arias case.

Attorney Logan Elia

Attorney Logan Elia

Arizona War on Drugs

Attorney Logan Elia has a diverse practice that includes years of experience in business litigation, cyber law, and civil appeals. In addition, Elia leverages his courtroom experience – some of which he gained working as a prosecutor – to assist his clients in criminal defense, adversarial bankruptcy proceedings, and construction law.

In recent years, Elia has also practiced extensively in the emergent field of internet law. Using his experience and expertise, Elia represents individuals and businesses who have been defamed online. His practice includes helping his clients to identify the perpetrators of defamation – including anonymous defamation – and assisting his clients to remove defamatory material from the indexes of major search engines.

Additionally, Elia litigates internet-specific intellectual property issues. Elia’s cyberlaw practice includes addressing claims related to the use of copyrighted or trademarked material in website meta tags, the use of intellectual property in email marketing, and advising and assisting clients about how to remove unfortunate or embarrassing images from the internet.

Elia is a native of Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law in 2006. Before that, Elia was educated at Pomona College, one of the nation’s ten best colleges as recognized by Forbes Magazine and U.S. News & World Report, and also at Cambridge University. Elia studied politics, philosophy, and economics.

Before attending law school, Elia worked at the Goldwater Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council. Elia was a recipient of the prestigious Koch Fellowship. In addition, most recently, he was selected as a Super Lawyer – Southwest Rising Stars, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.

In his spare time, Elia also enjoys traveling and reading voraciously. He is a P.A.D.I. certified S.C.U.B.A. diver and firearms enthusiast. Elia routinely assists clients to legally obtain weapons governed by the National Firearms Act, including machine guns, suppressors, and short-barreled rifles and shotguns.

Arizona War on Drugs

Update: I hope everyone enjoyed the CLE and Forum “Arizona War on Drugs” at ASU Yesterday. If you could not attend but want to watch it, you can watch it Below:

Note: If you would rather skip ahead to the Forum “Arizona War on Drugs” that Attorney Marc J. Victor moderated with panelists, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Judge John Buttrick, and Attorney Logan Elia, then forward to 1:26:10 in the video. 
Stay tuned for future events from the Law Firm of Marc J. Victor P.C.

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