The Litwak Law Group
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Attorney | Arizona
Jack Litwak obtained his B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo and his J.D. from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Throughout law school Jack focused on developing his litigation and trial skills. Jack practiced as a certified limited practice attorney with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, Maricopa County Legal Defender’s Office, and the City of Phoenix Public Defender’s Office where he gained valuable courtroom and trial experience. He also spent three years clerking at civil litigation law firms in Phoenix. Jack began his legal career litigating matters involving allegations of personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability, construction defect, product liability, and general tort defense. Jack then spent several years with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office where he handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases ranging from simple assault and drug possession, drug trafficking, white collar, dangerous crimes, all the way up through murder. Jack’s passion for trial work and litigating constitutional violations, coupled with his dedication to his clients, resulted in dozens of dismissals and numerous not guilty verdicts.
Throughout his experiences Jack recognized not only his passion for litigation but also for fighting for the underdog—those who often have no one else to support them when their liberty or wellbeing are at stake. Jack believes there are two sides to every story and that everyone is entitled to have their story told and their constitutional rights protected regardless of race, gender, or class. Jack leaves no stone unturned, as he explores and investigates every possible issue in a case. Jack firmly believes that people need an attorney who truly cares about their clients, who would represent them the same way he would want to be represented, and who will fight as hard as they can to level the playing field at trial and to win. No matter the situation, everyone is entitled to the best representation possible.
In his spare time Jack volunteers as an assistant coach for the Arizona State Sun Devil Mock Trial team where he helps train future lawyers.
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Attorney
Kate McFarlane – Law Clerk
Kate McFarlane is a Law Clerk with Litwak Law Group. She received her B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara and currently attends Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. During her undergraduate career, Kate worked at an estate planning law firm and discovered her passion for litigation as a competitor for her undergraduate mock trial team. Following graduation, Kate worked at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona for a year where her passion for public interest work and criminal justice reform was reaffirmed.
Kate currently competes on her law school mock trial team as an attorney, arguing both criminal and civil cases. She is also the Vice President of the American Constitution Society student chapter and a staff writer with Jurimetrics – the Law Journal for Law, Science, and Technology. Throughout law school Kate has interned with the Pro Se Attorney’s Office at the District Court of Arizona and Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. In her free time, Kate volunteers as a coach for the ASU undergraduate mock trial program. Kate’s mastery of the rules of evidence, her experience with developing trial strategies, and her background in the civil and criminal fields are invaluable to the clients of the Litwak Law Group.
Paul Wood – Intern
Paul Wood is an intern with the Litwak Law Group. He is currently a Sophomore at Barrett, The Honors College of Arizona State University. As a New American University Scholarship recipient, Paul is pursuing a triple major in Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science.
Outside of the classroom Paul is a captain of his mock trial team through which he has litigated mock civil and criminal cases before members of the Arizona and California state bar. As a captain Paul is responsible for leading and teaching his teammates about things such as the rules of evidence, cross and direct witness examination, opening statements, and closing arguments. After graduation Paul hopes to attend law school and focus his studies on criminal and constitutional law.
Jordan Morris – Intern
Jordan Morris is an intern with the Litwak Law Group. She is currently a sophomore at Barrett, The Honors College of Arizona State University. As a National Hispanic Merit Scholar and New American University Scholarship recipient, Jordan is pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Justice Studies with a minor in Spanish. Jordan’s minor in Spanish has enabled her to master the ability to speak conversational Spanish.
Outside of the classroom Jordan is a member of the Sun Devil Mock Trial team through which she has litigated mock civil and criminal cases before members of Arizona, California, and Colorado state bar. In her first tournament competing as an attorney, Jordan received the Outstanding Attorney Award for achieving nineteen out of twenty ranks, the third highest award in the tournament. Jordan is also a member of Arizona State University’s Ethics Bowl, where she analyses real world case studies and argues for solutions guided by various ethical frameworks in a debate style competition. Post-graduation, Jordan hopes to attend law school and study constitutional law.
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