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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.
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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||12/05/2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Appellate Defense Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Board of Governors||2001 - 2006|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|