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Mark R. Pachowicz 
Camarillo, California
phone (805) 987-4975
fax (805) 987-4980
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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 - retailiation 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 as 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 successfuly 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, 1988
J.D.
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, 1985
B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  Political Science


San Diego State University, 1982


Classes/Seminars Taught:
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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Mark R. Pachowicz, APLC

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