Partner Mark Mendoza grew up in Southern California but moved to Utah to pursue his education. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then received his Juris Doctorate at the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2005. He relocated to Arizona in 2005 to begin his legal career.
Attorney Mark Mendoza worked for 12 years as a prosecutor in both Maricopa County and Pinal County. During those 12 years Mark learned to perfect his craft as an advocate, he gained invaluable experience in the courtroom handling thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, ranging from DUIs to murders. As a prosecutor Mark rose to the rank of bureau chief where he trained and mentored many young attorneys. Mark received a distinguished service award, a commendation, and a violent crimes attorney of the year award for his hard work and dedication.
Attorney Mark Mendoza’s life changed several years ago when he learned a close family member had received a life sentence. Mark decided to use his advocacy for good and to fight for those who have been accused of crimes. He understands that everyone has rights, even those accused of serious offenses and uses his skill and experience to fight for those who find themselves burdened with accusations.
Attorney Mark Mendoza has conducted numerous felony jury trials and has successfully defended many clients at trial. Mark has obtained acquittals in several felony jury trials due to his skill as an advocate in the courtroom. He relishes in the opportunity to provide a just outcome for his clients.
- Intern – United States Attorney – District of Utah
- Intern – San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office
- Intern – Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office
- Adjunct Faculty in criminal justice – University of Phoenix
- Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
- Pinal County Attorney’s Office