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Mark S. Devore has practiced criminal law exclusively since graduating from law school in 1992. After two years representing Florida police agencies on matters related to criminal asset forfeiture, he returned to California, where he served nearly four years in the Orange County Public Defender’s Office representing individuals charged with serious crimes in jury trials at all six county branch courts. He opened his sole practice in 1998, concentrating on criminal trials and appeals. Widely-recognized for his knowledge, skill, and integrity, Mr. Devore has been highly praised by judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys throughout the nation.

Mr. Devore has been appointed by the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the Orange County Superior Court to represent indigent defendants on appeal. In addition to multiple state and federal jurisdictions, he is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He has successfully handled criminal trials and appeals before courts in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Ventura counties, as well as throughout Florida. Since 2001, Mr. Devore has served as a temporary Superior Court judge in several Orange County courts, presiding over traffic and small claims cases.

Practice Areas:

  • Trials - Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI/DMV

  • Writs and Appeals

  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

1992, Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1994, California, Colorado, District of Columbia; 1998, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D. 1992.
Dean’s Honors List
Academic Scholarship Recipient
University of California, Los Angeles, California B.A.1989.
Dean’s Honors List
Political Science Honor Society
National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia 1993
Certificate in Trial Advocacy

Member: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Board of Governors 2001-2006); Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association; California Appellate Defense Counsel; Orange County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section.


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%


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Contact info

Law Offices of Mark S. Devore

18662 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 200

Irvine, CA, 92612-1285

18662 Macarthur Blvd
Suite 200
Irvine, CA, 92612

18662 Macarthur Blvd, Ste 200
Irvine, CA, 92612



FLMember in Good Standing199209/08/2015
DCInactive 199405/24/2015
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Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors2001 - 2006
California Appellate Defense CounselMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989