Marc Carlos

Immigration Law
Bardsley & Carlos, LLP
424 F Street
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92101

Marc Carlos is a partner and co-founder of Bardsley and Carlos LLP. Mr. Carlos has been practicing criminal law since 1987. He has been a member of both the Los Angeles and the San Diego County Public Defender's office where he was a senior trial deputy focusing primarily on serious felony trials. Mr. Carlos has tried over 200 jury trials and represented thousands of clients in criminal matters. He has tried a variety of complex criminal matters ranging from fraud to murder, including death penalty cases.

More about Marc Carlos
Mr. Carlos has represented clients in federal cases throughout the United States as well as California Courts. In addition, Mr. Carlos has represented individuals before the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California 4th District Court of Appeals.

Mr. Carlos has handled a large number of high profile cases including two trials broadcast nationally on COURT TV. His extensive client list includes Professional Athletes, Elected and Public Officials, Law Enforcement Officers, and National and International Corporations. Mr. Carlos is also a frequent contributor as an expert legal analyst for MSNBC, COURT TV, FOX NEWS, PBS and numerous broadcast news and radio stations. Mr. Carlos has been interviewed regarding criminal expertise and his cases on the TODAY SHOW, DATELINE NBC, and SIXTY MINUTES. One of his murder cases has been the subject of a nationally syndicated documentary, What Ever Happened To Baby Jasmine? Two other of his murder cases have been made the subjects of a published books; Living Between Danger and Love: The Limits of Choice by Dr. Kathleen Jones (Rutgers University Press, 2000) and No Good Deed (Berkeley Publishing Group, 2006) by Tom Basinksi.

Mr. Carlos has been a featured MCLE lecturer in homicide defense as well as a trial skills instructor and trainer at the San Diego County Public Defender's Office and the California Public Defender's Association. Mr. Carlos has also lectured on diminished actuality and other psychological defenses as well as shaken baby syndrome. His current practice includes federal litigation. Mr. Carlos is licensed to practice in all the courts of the State of California, the Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, including the Central and Southern District of the United States District Court. Mr. Carlos is also fluent in Spanish.

Marc Carlos has been rated “AV ®,” the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell in determining an attorney's legal ability, expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. This rating represents the highest level of criminal trial practice and status in the legal community.

Mr. Carlos has been certified as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the California Board of Legal Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is accredited by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization to certify attorneys as specialists in the areas of civil, criminal, and family law trial advocacy. Mr. Carlos is also retained by attorneys as an expert witness in criminal defense matters and has testified as an expert in the United States District Court.
Mr. Carlos has been recognized as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), “Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, composed of less than one half of one percent of all attorneys in the United States. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.” (LCA Mission Statement) Mr. Carlos has been recognized for his excellence in Super Lawyers Magazine, San Diego Magazine Top Attorneys and America's Best On line Attorneys.

Education & Accolades
University of Santa Clara School of Law (1986)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1983)
Super Attorney 2007-2013
San Diego Magazine Top Lawyers 2013
Bar Register Pre-eminent Lawyers
Criminal Trial Specialist
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