Studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Montana, receiving his B.A. in 2010. In 2013 Colin received his J.D. from Ohio Northern University. In the fall of 2013, he took the Montana Bar Exam, passing on his first attempt, and was admitted to the Montana State Bar. His practice focuses primarily on criminal defense. He has a passion for defending individuals. In his career, he has handled over 200 cases with the majority of charges resulting in dismissal. Colin is an experienced attorney and handles legal matters very seriously. He is in good standing with the Montana Bar. You can find his client reviews on Avvo.com.
Robert Van Horn
For more than a decade, Attorney Van Horn’s practice has focused on criminal defense (including OUI/DUI), divorce & child custody issues, protection orders, and personal injuries. Attorney Van Horn handles cases throughout Maine and frequently appears before the courts in Penobscot, Hancock, Waldo and Washington Counties. Attorney Van Horn’s Ellsworth office is close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Attorney Van Horn is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono and the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. When he is not in court or at the office, he enjoys spending time in the Maine woods.
Is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Montoya is a seasoned trial attorney who has tried over 30 jury trials and numerous bench trials. Ms. Montoya has a broad range of experience in criminal defense and corporate defense litigation. Ms. Montoya started her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Denver, where she served in the Family Violence Unit, prosecuting felony crimes against children and domestic violence cases. After serving 7 years with the District Attorney’s office, Ms. Montoya transitioned into an in-house legal counsel position with a Fortune 100 Insurance Company, where she gained experience in civil practice and insurance defense. Prior to joining Messner Reeves in 2015, Ms. Montoya was a member of the firm of Bayer & Carey P.C. Ms. Montoya is a zealous advocate for her clients and takes pride in her ability to help them through the legal process. Her wide range of experience in both the private and public sectors has allowed her to bring a unique and valuable perspective to her litigation practice. Ms. Montoya currently represents individuals and corporations in the areas of criminal defense, general liability, personal injury and medical malpractice defense. Ms. Montoya is a proud Colorado native who enjoys being outdoors, eating good food and spending time with her family.
Prior Professional Experience: Law Clerk, Honorable Michael A. Martinez, Denver District Court Deputy District Attorney, Denver In House Counsel, Liberty Mutual Insurance Attorney, Bayer & Carey, P.C.
Sophia D. Curry
Is a partner in the law firm of Bradfield & Curry, PLLC in the firm’s Detroit and Port Huron Offices. Ms. Curry practices criminal law. Ms. Curry has worked extensively in matters involving a variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases including armed robbery, firearm related offenses, drunk driving, police officer resist and obstruct, domestic violence, assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, drug offenses and traffic infractions. This broad spectrum allowed Ms. Curry to gain great knowledge of the vast criminal law arena. A graduate of Cornerstone University and a 2008 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ms. Curry is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Michigan. Ms. Curry is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Saint Clair County Bar Association, and Black Women Lawyers Association, Ms. Curry grew up in Port Huron, Michi
Was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. In 2006, he earned his BA in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University. Howard enjoyed his years in college and was active in intramural ice hockey, roller hockey, and soccer. During his studies, he was an active member of the Criminal Justice Student Association and a Teaching Assistant for a variety of criminal justice and sociology courses. Howard proudly received a certificate of appreciation from the College of Arts and Sciences for his work as a teaching assistant.
Following graduation, Howard put forward his responsibilities as a parole and probation officer at the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2007. After two years Howard was promoted to Court Liaison where he represented his colleagues in court, conducted pre-sentence investigations, and drafted pre-sentence reports for high profile cases. His analytical thinking complimented his job as a Court Liaison Officer. In 2011, Howard relocated to Arizona. He continued his profession as a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department and was immediately placed with an Intensive Probation Supervision team. While supervising probationers, Howard was an active member of the GITEM task force (Arizona gang specialty team), and an adjunct defensive driving and defensive tactics instructor.
In 2013, Howard retired from community corrections to attend law school. After completing his first year he earned a merit-based scholarship for academic success and performance. During his studies, he was the president and founder of the Criminal Law Society and participated as a student defender for the Honor Court. He was elected by his peers as a delegate to the Student Bar Association, as well as advancing his integrity with the Phi Alpha Delta national law fraternity as chapter Marshal. In 2015 Howard was awarded the prestigious Danny A. Foundation Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Law. Howard graduated in 2015 earning his Juris Doctorate. He graduated near the top of his class and received several Dean’s List awards.Howard began his career as an associate attorney with a local law firm and expanded his experience working for the Arizona Attorney General’s office and the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office before joining our firm, The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm.
Is a proud graduate from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to that, he completed his Bachelors degree at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee. Josh currently resides in Kingsport with his family, and he is happy to call the Tri-Cities home.
Josh has been a licensed attorney since 2010. He has the experience and ability to assist you in a wide variety of legal issues, ranging from civil to criminal matters. During his career, he has spent many thousands of hours fighting for his clients' best interests, whether arguing before judges in the courtroom, negotiating with opposing attorneys, or discussing cases with his clients.
Is a graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. John obtained his undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At Loyola, John was an editor of the Loyola Entertainment Law Review and published an article evaluating major league baseball bankruptcies using the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bankruptcy as a case study. After one-year clerking for the Compton District Attorney's Office, John became a clerk for Gatzke Dillon & Ballance LLP. As an associate for the firm, John works in the litigation and land use and environmental practice areas. John's practice focuses on assisting other lawyers in the firm on NEPA, CERCLA, CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law, Endangered Species Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations. John also devotes time to developing criminal defense and firearms law practice areas.
Jody L. Broaddus
Is a civil law attorney with considerable experience in civil litigation matters. Jody has been a licensed civil law attorney for over 17 years. In addition to being licensed in Arizona, she was also licensed in Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Jody has learned to create a human connection in a close-knit community as well as the importance of earning an honorable reputation. Jody understands that people have challenges in life, and sometimes they just need someone in their community to direct and support them.
After moving to Phoenix in 1988, she went to work as a file clerk at a notable personal injury law firm where she quickly advanced as a civil litigation paralegal. While working at the law firm, Jody’s passion for the law and helping others grew. She obtained her Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice at Eastern Arizona College, then her Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, which culminated in her receiving her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jody has demonstrated success in handling many challenging and complex civil litigation matters. She has been involved in hundreds, if not thousands, of personal injury cases including catastrophic injuries and death. The most important thing for Jody when representing someone is to evaluate what is best for the clients while working to eliminate the crisis that may have been brought to the client, their family, and loved ones.
Jody’s upbringing and family background of farmers, engineers, nurses, and teachers, has taught her the importance of understanding and meeting her client’s needs and priorities along with thinking beyond the expected strategies. Jody prepares cases as if she were going to go to trial. She understands the actions that could be needed and has the persistence for overcoming any challenging obstacles. Preparation leads to success for her clients.
Andrew C. Marcantel, Esq.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Chandler AZ – Andrew C. Marcantel is a criminal defense attorney with a passion for freedom, individual rights, and government accountability. With a background in legal philosophy and Constitutional law, Andrew excels at applying an out-of-the-box approach to contemporary criminal law issues in all of our clients’ cases. As an attorney for The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm, Andrew avidly serves his community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding the government to the standards imposed by the state and federal Constitutions.
Andrew earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, graduating with honors and receiving seven Dean’s List Recognitions throughout the course of the program. Andrew completed the Philosophy, Politics and Law Certification Program through the Honors College, and worked with various faculty members to serve as a student mentor in the Honors program. Throughout his undergraduate years, Andrew published several articles on the subjects of moral philosophy, ethics, and literature, receiving notable recognitions and scholarships sponsored by the University.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, receiving a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his achievement in the subject of Philosophy of Crime and Punishment. While in law school, Andrew worked for two years as a Certified Limited Practice Student and Legal Research Specialist at a respected Scottsdale, Arizona law firm, and gained experience on hundreds of state criminal and civil matters. Since joining The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm, Andrew has worked on a wide variety of complex felony and misdemeanor cases, spanning from state and federal drug crimes to First Degree Murder. In assisting our clients with their criminal matters, Andrew furthers the firm’s tradition of aggressive, insightful and proficient representation in each and every case. – Criminal Defense Lawyer Chandler AZ
Over the course of two decades of practice, I have worn many hats and walked in a lot of other people’s shoes, which is crucial to properly representing my clients. After a double major in psychology and criminal justice at Indiana University-Bloomington, I went to Georgetown Law to help people who have been wronged. I have been fortunate to be co-counsel in the successful Second Amendment case McDonald v, Chicago, where my clients prevailed in the United States Supreme Court, and I obtained the first Illinois federal opinion declaring the tattoo business to be protected by the First Amendment. I have also successfully protected the Second Amendment rights of lawful resident aliens, foster parents, those in public housing, and those in U.S. Territories. This is because I believe in protecting Americans from any improper attempts by the government to infringe upon their constitutional rights.
Marc J. Victor
Is an Arizona State bar certified specialist in criminal law who has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty years. As a long time freedom activist, Mr. Victor is regularly invited to speak to audiences across Arizona on a variety of issues including ending the drug war, the rights of gun owners, the free market, criminal justice issues as well as a variety of other criminal law related issues. He has twice debated Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on the drug war.
Mr. Victor has represented clients in more than a thousand major felony cases including first and second-degree murder, sex cases, gun cases, major drug cases, complex white collar cases, federal appeals, and other complex state and federal matters. His jury trial experience includes several murder trials including death eligible matters as well as complex sex and drug cases including both state and federal courts. He has also successfully argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Mr. Victor has successfully represented clients in many high-profile and media attention cases; including representing Elizabeth Johnson in the nationally televised “Baby Gabriel” case. To watch his winning closing argument in that case, click here. He also represents clients in high-profile civil rights and personal injury matters.
Mr. Victor has been quoted locally, nationally and internationally on radio, television, in print and in person as a legal commentator and expert on many local and national cases. He was an expert legal commentator for local NBC 12 News for the Jodi Arias case.
Angel Mata is a top-rated attorney practicing in the Dallas, Texas area. Providing legal representation in Texas for a variety of different issues, Angel Mata was selected to Rising Stars for 2019 - 2020. She is admitted to practice before the courts in Texas.
After completing undergraduate studies, Angel Mata attended law school. Angel Mata was enrolled at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She earned a juris doctor degree in 2009. Angel Mata would be admitted to the practice of law in 2009.
Attorneys like Angel Mata are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field.
Angel Mata represents clients with Criminal Defense issues. Additional legal issues represented include Family Law and Entertainment & Sports.
As a business owner, Robert understands the importance of managing risk and achieving results. Every client relationship centers on defining a goal, evaluating all options, and working on an agreed path forward. Guiding his client centered practice, Robert combines legal training earned at Washington and Lee University with business experience from Wofford College, Milliken, and while serving as in-house counsel to a defense contractor.
A personal passion for firearms and an authority on the laws regulating them makes Robert the “go to” attorney for firearm related legal issues. Whether it’s buying or selling an NFA firearm, a collection, or an entire firearms business, Robert has helped clients achieve their goals. He brings substantial legal knowledge in both firearms and firearms law to the table to help his clients.
Highly organized, Robert believes that planning is a necessity in the law, and that clients benefit using an experienced planner in business and in personal matters such as wills. Whenever you require paper documentation, Robert is happy to help you plan and then execute that plan.
Is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and has developed a reputation as an accomplished state and federal trial attorney. Less than 3% of criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota have achieved this certification. Nearly 100% of Ryan's practice since inception has been representing clients on cases ranging from DWI to Murder to major White-Collar Crime. He has acquitted clients with not-guilty verdicts, orders to dismiss and hung juries in cases ranging from DWI to Murder. His most recent acquittals include Felony Third Degree Assault, Felony First Degree Assault, Felony Domestic Assault Strangulation, Aiding First Degree Murder, Aiding and Offender, Riot in the Second Degree (Black Lives Matter Case) and Controlled Substance in the First Degree and Third Degree.
The majority of Ryan's clients are referred from other lawyers, prosecutors who have litigated against him in trial, and most importantly past clients. Ryan frequently represents lawyers, doctors, police officers, and other professionals accused of crimes. Ryan is an executive board member of the Minnesota Society of Criminal DefenseLawyers. He was named a Rising Star "Superlawyer" in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and was named a "Superlawyer" from 2014 through 2018. In 2018, Ryan was selected as a "Top 100" lawyer in Minnesota.
Gregory Garrison is San Diego’s only criminal defense attorney with 27 years of combined experience as a criminal defense attorney, a former prosecutor, and a former law enforcement officer.
As a former law enforcement officer investigating crimes and a former District Attorney prosecuting crime, Mr. Garrison understands what you are up against and how to obtain the best possible outcome.
Is a board certified criminal law specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. She has litigated criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to felonies including first degree murder, manslaughter and complex designated cases, throughout Arizona. She has represented clients in juvenile court, misdemeanor and superior courts, federal court, forfeiture proceedings, administrative board hearings, MVD hearings, Rule 11 competency hearings, Simpson hearings and appellate courts. She has successfully represented numerous professionals governed by licensing authorities that include board members of publicly traded entities, doctors, dentists, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, realtors, appraisers, airline pilots, commercial truck drivers, actors as well as professional athletes in criminal matters.
She has handled over 1000 criminal cases, of which over 100 were tried to a jury. Of those cases, she has had numerous trial victories including driving under the influence (DUI); extreme DUI; DUI Drugs, minor driving under the influence; reckless driving; assaults; aggravated assaults; resisting arrest, shoplifting; trespass; false reporting to law enforcement; possession, sale, and transportation of dangerous drugs, marijuana, and narcotics; drive by shooting; assisting a criminal syndicate; misconduct involving weaons; and vehicular manslaughter.
Everett C. Baudean
Is an attorney and concealed handgun permit instructor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, operating as Pacifist Firearms, LLC. He has been actively involved in shooting, concealed carry, hand loading, and the legal issues surrounding firearms for all his adult life.
Is a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor with over 12 years of experience as an Assistant District Attorney for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. She has prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases.
Is an attorney licensed in Michigan and Florida. Dean holds single, multi-engine, instrument, glider and seaplane ratings and has over 3500 hours flying as an Airline Transport Pilot, flight instructor and professionally for the USAir Group and Kitty Hawk Inc.
A graduate of Michigan State University, and a magna cum laude graduate of the MSU Law College, Dean is a part-time professor of Aviation Law, twice elected Chairperson of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan; Commissioner and Vice-chair of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission by appointment of Governor John Engler; maintains licensure in Michigan as a broker of aircraft and real estate; serves on the Board of Directors of Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., and volunteers with Operation Good Cheer.
With more than 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney John Olash has consistently provided good outcomes for clients facing serious criminal charges. While John Olash practices primarily in Louisville he also defends cases throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. Olash devotes his practice to those charged with violent crimes including sex offenses and firearm crimes. Olash spends most days in the courtroom. John Olash’s partners are fully capable of assisting when he is in trial. John Olash has tried over 100 jury trials resulting in not guilty verdicts for charges including murder, drug trafficking, sex offenses, DUI, embezzlement and assaults. Olash is a straight talker and will not use scare language to portray a client’s case is worse than it actually is. Olash will not sugar coat a case. He treats his clients the way he expects to be treated by opposing attorneys and judges. Olash is easy to reach except when he is in a jury trial. Videos of trials and judgement of acquittals are available upon request. Olash rarely discusses his former cases. The most important case is the next case, your case.
Voted by peers best criminal attorney in Louisville, Louisville Magazine
Recognized as top trial lawyer by National Trial Lawyer Institute 2012-2019
Former leader of Louisville Bar Association Criminal Division
Moses V. Brown, Esq.
Has been practicing law and defending the rights of his clients for five years. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Criminal Justice, and he earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC) in Washington, DC. Mr. Brown is a veteran of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division, and he was a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Brown was an Assistant District Attorney in the 5th Judicial District of New Mexico, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases. Mr. Brown represents Veterans with their claims for service-connected disability. He also represents Veterans before the Board for Veterans Appeals with regard to their issues. Mr. Brown has argued cases before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Federal Court in the District of Columbia, and the Federal Court the District of Maryland.
Has been an attorney since 1997 assisting clients with problems. With offices in Travelers Rest, SC and Ocala, FL, Steve represents people from Hilton Head to Caesars Head and from Pensacola to Key West.
Graduated from the University of Michigan - Dearborn in 1995 with an A.B. in Political Science. Jim continues his education at the University of Detroit - Mercy Law and graduated with a J.D. in 1999.
In the past, Mr. Makowski practiced as a real estate litigator with some of the largest real estate law firms in the country. He initially practiced criminal law under one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Michigan. Mr. Makowski opened his own office performing criminal defense and civil litigation. Eventually, Mr. Makowski left his previously created firm and returned to private practice, concentrating on criminal law, real estate law, and general civil litigation.