Attorney Stanley J. Marks practices in all areas of personal injury law and is certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. He has successfully represented clients in numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases in a practice spanning more than 40 years. Mr. Marks also presides as a judge pro tem in the Maricopa County Superior Court, and serves as a magistrate judge in the Town of Paradise Valley.

Mr. Marks is a Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and a Past President of the Personal Injury Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a former Board Member and Officer of the Arizona Burn Foundation. He also sits on the national board of the Public Justice Foundation, an organization that fights for the rights of all Americans.

Mr. Marks has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating given for legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been selected as a Top Attorney in Arizona by the prestigious Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007, and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Arizona. He has also been a as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.

Mr. Marks is very active in the community, investing his time, energy, and expertise to improve the lives of people in Arizona and across the country. He was a founder of the Arizona chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), served as its chair for several years, and currently serves as Legislative Chair. He is also a founding member of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, and has served as its President. Additionally, he is the current President of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, and served on the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice (formerly the American Association of Trial Lawyers.

I am passionate about helping accident victims and their families, particularly those who have been injured, and the families who have lost a loved one, due to deliberate or reckless actions by others.

I know that those suffering from severe burn injuries and their families will have nearly every aspect of their lives significantly affected. Juries must also understand the physical, emotional, relationship, and financial toll that burn injuries cause – both now and usually well into the future.

I’ve dedicated my career not only to helping those injured, but also in seeking to make our society safer. I’m proud to have been a founder of the Arizona chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. I and my partners believe that lawyers have strong obligations to society beyond the practice of law, which is why all the members of our firm are active in a variety of community.

Admissions

  • Arizona, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973

Education

  • LL.B., New York University, 1965
  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Procedure and Torts
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1961

Memberships

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association
    • Current President
  • Public Justice Foundation
    • National Board member
  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest
    • Founding member and past president
  • Western Trial Lawyers
    • Member, Board of Governors, 2003 – 2006
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Chairman, Medical-Legal Committee, 1988 – 1989
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
    • State Delegate, 1984 – 1989
    • Former Board of Governors Member
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
    • President, 1973 – 1974
    • State Committeeman, 1969 – 1974

Volunteer Experience and Supported Organizations

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), Arizona
    • Founder and past chair of the Arizona chapter
  • Foundation for Burns and Trauma
    • Former Board Member