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Mark Stuart Devore

Criminal defense Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 29 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

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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

Admitted:
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

Education:
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

Memberships:
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.

Location

Law Offices of Mark S. Devore
18662 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 200
Irvine, CA, 92612-1285

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Defense Attorney
Mark DeVore did an amazing job. I had another defense attorney who was pretty bad. I hired Mark after I entered a bad plea deal. He stepped in and helped me straighten things out. Afterwards, he helped me get my record expunged. He took a very active role in defending me, always explained to me what he was doing and why, and always planned for the worst case scenario. I hope I'll never need a defense attorney again, but if I do, I'm calling this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best Attorney ever!
I had 20 year outstanding warrant and not only did he get rid of the warrant; he got the case reduced to a misdemeanor!!! Yessss!!! He is the best, very proactive and an attorney of his word. A 5 Star Attorney!

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2001 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark has a strong background in both criminal defense trial work as well as appellate work. This unique mixture of trial and appellate experience makes Mark an extremely knowledgeable and creative lawyer. I would strongly recommend Mark."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Devore is one of the best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Orange County. He provides diligent and aggressive representation in criminal cases. I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Mark Devore and recommended him to anyone seeking representation in a Criminal Appeal."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a great advocate for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Devore is an excellent appellate lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law. He is well respected in the legal community for his work and successses."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. DeVore is an outstanding lawyer. Exceptionally bright, with a deep knowledge of the law, he is a hard worker who gets results. I have known him for many years and have,on numerous occasions, consulted him with him on specific legal questions. He gets my unqualified endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I frequently worked against Mark when I worked for the Orange County District Attorney's Office. He is professional and well-prepared. Mark's dedication to his clients leads to good results."
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Irvine Criminal defense Lawyer Mark Stuart Devore
Mark Stuart Devore
Criminal defense Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 31 years