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Mark R. Pachowicz

Mark R. Pachowicz

Location:
Camarillo, California
Phone:
(805) 987-4975
Fax:
(805) 987-4980
Email:

Mark Pachowicz was voted Ventura County Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011 by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association based on his work on an employment law - retaliation and wrongful termination -case in which his client was awarded over 1.3 million dollars by a jury.  In 2012 alone, Mr. Pachowicz obtained judgments totalling over 2 million dollars for his clients while successfully handling personal injury and civil rights cases.

In addition to his civil litigation practice, Mr. Pachowicz also all handles criminal cases.   As a Former Senior Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Pachowicz prosecuted all types of cases from driving under the influence to murder cases. Since opening his own practice in 2004, Mr. Pachowicz has used the trial skills he learned as a prosecutor to successfully defend people charged with crimes.

A graduate of the University of San Diego Law School in 1988 Mr. Pachowicz joined the Ventura County District Attorney's office in 1988.  

Mr. Pachowicz also worked at Norman, Cormany, Hair and Compton, the largest law firm in Ventura County at the time. 

Mr. Pachowicz was a Professor of Law at the Ventura College of Law where he has taught Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Introduction to Law, Advanced Trial Practice, and Legal Analysis at various times. Mr. Pachowicz was named Professor of the Year three times by the Ventura College of Law Student Bar Association.

NON-LEGAL INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Basketball, Baseball and Bicycling
  • Mr. Pachowicz supports youth and High School Sports

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Civil Rights
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2005

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: American Association for Justice Competition Finalist (1988)
    • Honors: Criminal Defense Bar Association Award (1988)
    • Honors: Bishop Buddy Trial Advocacy Award (1988)
    • Honors: Best Brief Award, Thomas More Constl., Law Moot Court Competition (1987)
    • Honors: 2nd Place Overall, St. Thomas More Constl., Law Moot Ct. Competition(1987)
    • Honors: Winters Moot Court Competition, Second Place (1986)
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award (1986)
  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1985
    • Major: Political Science
  • San Diego State University - 1982

Classes/Seminars

  • Professor of Law, Trial Practice II, Ventura College of Law, 2007
  • Professor of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Ventura College of Law, 2006
  • Professor of Law, Trial Practice II, Ventura College of Law, 2006
  • Professor of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Ventura College of Law, 2005
  • Professor of Law, Criminal Law and Procedure Selected Topics, Ventura College of Law, 2005
  • Professor of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Ventura College of Law, 2003
  • Professor of Law, Introduction to Law, Ventura College of Law, 2003
  • Professor of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Ventura College of Law, 2002
  • Professor of Law, Introduction to Law, Ventura College of Law, 2002
  • Professor of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Ventura College of Law, 2001
  • Professor of Law, Introduction to Law, Ventura College of Law, 2001
  • Professor of Law, Introduction to Law, Ventura College of Law, 2000
  • Professor of Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Ventura College of Law, 2000
  • Professor of Law, Introduction to Law, Ventura College of Law, 1999
  • Professor of Law, Legal Analysis, Ventura College of Law, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association - Trial Attorney of the Year - 2011
  • "BV" Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Professor of the Year, Ventura College of Law, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, Ventura College of Law, 2003
  • Professor of the Year, Ventura College of Law, 2002
  • 14th Session of the National Law Institute, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 1992
  • Attorney of the Year, Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Felony Unit, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Current Board Member
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Former Board of Director
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California State Bar, Criminal Law section, Member
  • Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
  • Ventura County Prosecutors Association, Former President
  • California Prosecutors Association, Former Founding Board Member
  • Criminal Justice Attorneys Association of Ventura County, Former Board Member
  • California Narcotics Officers Association, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • SEIU Local 998, Executive Director, 2003 - 2005
  • Department of Child Support Services, County of Ventura, Senior Attorney III, 2002 - 2003
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Senior Deputy District Attorney III, 1995 - 2002
  • Nordman, Cormany, Hair and Compton, Associate, 1993 - 1995
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1988 - 1993
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Legal Intern, 1988
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Law Offices of
Mark R. Pachowicz, APLC

771 E. Daily Drive, Suite 230
Camarillo, CA 93010
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