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Marks & Brooklier, LLP
Donald Marks

10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite# 300
Los Angeles CA 90067
(310) 772-2287

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Marks & Brooklier, LLP

The Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier was established in 1976 and has been a leading criminal defense firm ever since, handling all types of criminal cases, including murder, robbery, sexual assault, drug, and fraud crimes. Partner Donald B. Marks specializes in white collar crime, including mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, mortage fraud and money laundering.

Although based in the greater Los Angeles area and serving Beverly Hills as well, the firm serves clients throughout the United States in both state and federal cases. Marks & Brooklier,
criminal defense attorneys,  has successfully represented defendants in virtually every major organized crime case prosecuted in Southern California, and has also defended numerous noteworthy clients in the entertainment business.

In 1980, Marks & Brooklier was lead counsel in the "Los Angeles Mafia" case and thereafter represented an alleged mafia chief in a major RICO conspiracy case. Then, in 1987, the firm represented a client charged in the "Record Payola" case.

In 1994, the firm defended the "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss in a widely publicized state pandering case which ended in a partial mistrial and reversal on appeal, and won a substantial downward departure in her federal sentencing hearing.

In 1999, the firm successfully represented an ex-Disney executive, in federal court, whose well known internet sex solicitation case ultimately ended in a mistrial. During this case, the firm established the "Fantasy Defense," which has become a prominent defense in internet sex cases since.

Marks & Brooklier recently represented the alleged leader of the Ventura County division of the notorious "Hell's Angels" in a large drug conspiracy case.

Both  Donald B. Marks and Anthony P. Brooklier have over thirty years of trial experience and extensive knowledge of criminal law. The firm was featured in Los Angeles Magazine's May 2000 cover story entitled "Pit Bull Lawyers." Attorney Anthony P. Brooklier was named Defense Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association for 2001-2002. Not to be outdone, Attorney Donald B.Marks was named Defense Attorney of the Year by the Century City Bar Association for 2000-2001. Attorney Marks has also received the prestigious honor of being named a "Super Lawyer" in Los Angeles Magazine for the years 2004 - 2010.  With this kind of experience, you will feel confident that your case will be handled in the manner you deserve

Donald B. Marks

State Bar of California Membership Information

California State Bar Member Since 1969

Attorney Donald B. Marks grew up in New York City and graduated from Queens College (City University of New York) magna cum laude. He then attended and graduated from N.Y.U. Law School, is a member of the New Year Bar, and practiced criminal defense in N.Y.C. for several years. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1969. Mr. Marks relocated to Los Angeles in 1969-1970 and served briefly as a Deputy Attorney General, State of California, before forming his own law firm specializing in criminal law. He has practiced law for over forty (40) years and has tried well over one hundred (100) jury trials in state and federal courts. Mr. Marks has handled thousands of cases involving all types of criminal charges, including, but not limited to, assault, murder, rape, kidnapping, fraud, bribery, income tax evasion and theft.

Mr. Marks has handled numerous high-profile criminal cases relating to pimping/pandering, organized crime and internet sex crimes. Mr. Marks and his partner, Anthony P. Brooklier, have practiced law together since 1976 and are well-known in the Los Angeles legal community for their many years of representing all types of clients charged with both violent crimes as well as white collar offenses. They are highly skilled, aggressive and most of all, dedicated to their clients.

  • Marks is an active member in several federal circuit and district courts.
  • Marks is admitted to appear in the U.S. District Court in the Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, as well as the First, Second, and Ninth Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
  • Marks has been a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and acted as the Chairman of the White Collar Crimes Committee from 1981 until 1985.
  • Marks is a member of the Criminal Courts Bar Association, acted as a member of the Federal Indigent Defense Panel from 1971 until 1979, and was a member of the American Bar Association, in its criminal justice section.
  • Marks was also on the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice from 1998 until 2001. Marks is currently a member of the President's Club of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Century City Bar Association, which named him Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, 2000-2001.

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Donald B. Marks

State Bar of California Membership Information

California State Bar Member Since 1969

Attorney Donald B. Marks grew up in New York City and graduated from Queens College (City University of New York) magna cum laude. He then attended and graduated from N.Y.U. Law School, is a member of the New Year Bar, and practiced criminal defense in N.Y.C. for several years. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1969. Mr. Marks relocated to Los Angeles in 1969-1970 and served briefly as a Deputy Attorney General, State of California, before forming his own law firm specializing in criminal law. He has practiced law for over forty (40) years and has tried well over one hundred (100) jury trials in state and federal courts. Mr. Marks has handled thousands of cases involving all types of criminal charges, including, but not limited to, assault, murder, rape, kidnapping, fraud, bribery, income tax evasion and theft.

Mr. Marks has handled numerous high-profile criminal cases relating to pimping/pandering, organized crime and internet sex crimes. Mr. Marks and his partner, Anthony P. Brooklier, have practiced law together since 1976 and are well-known in the Los Angeles legal community for their many years of representing all types of clients charged with both violent crimes as well as white collar offenses. They are highly skilled, aggressive and most of all, dedicated to their clients.

  • Marks is an active member in several federal circuit and district courts.
  • Marks is admitted to appear in the U.S. District Court in the Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, as well as the First, Second, and Ninth Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
  • Marks has been a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and acted as the Chairman of the White Collar Crimes Committee from 1981 until 1985.
  • Marks is a member of the Criminal Courts Bar Association, acted as a member of the Federal Indigent Defense Panel from 1971 until 1979, and was a member of the American Bar Association, in its criminal justice section.
  • Marks was also on the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice from 1998 until 2001. Marks is currently a member of the President's Club of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Century City Bar Association, which named him Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, 2000-2001.

Anthony P. Brooklier

Anthony P. Brooklier, born in Lynwood, California, attended Loyola Marymount University, where he earned a B.A. in 1968. Brooklier then attended University of California at Los Angeles Law School, where he earned his law degree in 1971.

  • Brooklier was admitted to the California Bar Association in 1972, and worked as an attorney in the California Deputy Attorney General's Office from 1972 until 1973.
  • Brooklier is admitted to appear in numerous U.S. District Courts and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the California and United States Supreme Courts.
  • Brooklier is currently a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association, which named him Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, 2001-2002.

Firm-Overview

Marks & Brooklier - A Tradition of Quality & Excellence

The Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier was established in 1976 and has been a leading criminal defense firm ever since, handling all types of criminal cases, including murder, robbery, sexual assault, drug, and fraud crimes. Partner Donald B. Marks specializes in white collar crime, including mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, mortage fraud and money laundering.

Although based in the greater Los Angeles area and serving Beverly Hills as well, the firm serves clients throughout the United States in both state and federal cases. Marks & Brooklier,
criminal defense attorneys,  has successfully represented defendants in virtually every major organized crime case prosecuted in Southern California, and has also defended numerous noteworthy clients in the entertainment business.

In 1980, Marks & Brooklier was lead counsel in the "Los Angeles Mafia" case and thereafter represented an alleged mafia chief in a major RICO conspiracy case. Then, in 1987, the firm represented a client charged in the "Record Payola" case.

In 1994, the firm defended the "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss in a widely publicized state pandering case which ended in a partial mistrial and reversal on appeal, and won a substantial downward departure in her federal sentencing hearing.

In 1999, the firm successfully represented an ex-Disney executive, in federal court, whose well known internet sex solicitation case ultimately ended in a mistrial. During this case, the firm established the "Fantasy Defense," which has become a prominent defense in internet sex cases since.

Marks & Brooklier recently represented the alleged leader of the Ventura County division of the notorious "Hell's Angels" in a large drug conspiracy case.

Professional Criminal Defense Lawyers

Both Donald B. Marks and Anthony P. Brooklier have over thirty years of trial experience and extensive knowledge of criminal law. The firm was featured in Los Angeles Magazine's May 2000 cover story entitled "Pit Bull Lawyers." Attorney Anthony P. Brooklier was named Defense Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association for 2001-2002. Not to be outdone, Attorney Donald B.Marks was named Defense Attorney of the Year by the Century City Bar Association for 2000-2001. Attorney Marks has also received the prestigious honor of being named a "Super Lawyer" in Los Angeles Magazine for the years 2004 - 2010.  With this kind of experience, you will feel confident that your case will be handled in the manner you deserve.

When you need an aggressive and highly skilled criminal defense attorney
contact the Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier today!

Drug-Crimes

Los Angeles Drug Charge Attorneys

Do you have a drug crime charge pending?

At Marks & Brooklier, we have been representing our clients on drug related matters since 1976.  We are well aware of all the issues and complexities that can arise from such charges and have successfully handled numerous cases for our clients.  When faced with such charges you need experienced Los Angeles
criminal defense attorneys with extensive experience in representing clients for drug crimes. Such charges could include offenses for drug possession, drug trafficking and other drug related charges.  If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug crime, we recommend you contact us in order to begin to prepare your case for a successful defense.

Drug crimes are serious offenses and involve using, possessing, selling or trafficking in illegal drugs.  If you are convicted, you can face very serious consequences, including extended prison time, large fines and mandatory drug treatment and rehabilitation. If you find yourself in this situation, you may not know exactly what to do or who to turn to.  With our experienced and knowledgeable staff, you can be confident that we will do everything possible to have your charges either dismissed or reduced.  Contact our office to find out what we can do for you.

There are various charges you can be indicted for, depending on the nature of the circumstances.  Some of the charges that can be filed against you are for cultivating drugs, distributing drugs, obtaining drugs illegally or possessing drugs.  When possession involves enough to supply others, more serious penalties can apply.

Drug Crime Lawyers in Los Angeles

Because of the severity of the sentencing that can occur with a conviction, it is vital that you consult an aggressive Los Angeles drug Crimes attorney.  If you have been arrested, you will need someone to take immediate action on your behalf to represent you at a bail hearing and proceed with the necessary actions to move your case forward.  Many times we have been able to challenge evidence obtained improperly and have charges reduced, or even dismissed.  When you retain Marks & Brooklier as your criminal defense attorneys, you can rest assured you will have the best counsel representing you. Contact our office today for your free consultation.

Contact a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier to aggressively represent you.

Sex-Crimes

Los Angeles & Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Lawyer

Sex Crimes Attorney in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills When someone is accused or charged with a sex crime, it normally means that they have attempted or have performed a sexual act against another person using force and against their will. In recent times, sex crimes have been highly profiled in the media and carry a very bad connotation. Anyone accused of a sex crime is labeled a sexual predator, pervert or sexual deviant. A conviction of this crime requires a person to register with a sex offense registry for the rest of their lives. Once labeled as such, it is extremely difficult to remove the stigma. If convicted of a sex crime, you will be viewed with distrust by neighbors, friends and even people who do not know you. Obtaining employment will be extremely difficult, even finding a place to live will be a challenge. It is therefore quite important that you handle this type of a charge with the best possible criminal defense attorney you can find. At Marks & Brooklier, we are highly experienced and professional Los Angeles & Beverly Hills Sex Crimes defense attorneys who know how best to protect your rights.

Los Angeles & Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Attorney At the Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier we have years of experience in handling sex crimes cases. With our extensive knowledge of sex crime law and our legal resources, we work closely with our clients to defend them from unwarranted charges. As experienced litigators, our highly trained attorneys can bring your defense to trial if necessary. Some of the sex crimes that our firm can defend you for include:

  • Prostitution
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Lewd & Lascivious conduct
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Pandering (Selling of pornography)
  • Possession of child pornography

You do not want to risk being convicted of a sex crime and being labeled a sexual predator for the rest of your life. The consequences of this type of conviction will follow you wherever you go and will change the possibility of a happy future. With the implementation of Megan's Law, which was enacted in 1994 after 7 year old Megan was raped and murdered by a sexual predator, once convicted of a sexual offense you are required to register anywhere you move as a convicted "sex offender". You will be known to your neighbors and anyone else caring to check the registry. This type of situation needs the best defense possible, to forestall the grim outcome of being labeled. With our experienced and caring assistance, we can skillfully direct your defense to a successful outcome. Call our office today for an appointment to discuss your situation.

Contact Criminal Defense Attorneys Marks & Brooklier if you have been charged with any sex crime.

Theft Crimes

Theft Crimes Attorneys Serving Los Angeles & Beverly Hills

Defense Lawyer Handling Theft Crimes in Los Angeles Theft is known as the crime of stealing or taking someone from another without their approval. There can be different degrees of theft, however all are serious crimes that need a skilled and knowledgeable Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to provide a defense for you. At Marks & Brooklier, we have been serving the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills community for 33 years and have experienced and dedicated lawyers who can aggressively defend you against charges such as robbery, shoplifting, embezzlement or any other theft crime.

With the many years we have been successfully representing our clients, Marks & Brooklier are committed to providing you with the strongest defense to fight your charges. Having handled large and complex cases, we are well-versed in effectively defending you for your theft crime charges, from initial investigation all the way through the court room, if necessary. We understand the seriousness of these charges and are devoted to get you through this difficult time in your life

Theft Crimes Attorney in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills The types of theft crimes are numerous and range in degree of severity. There are two general categories of theft crimes, petty theft and grand theft. Simple petty theft of removing something from someone's vehicle if the value is small can be easily remedied. However, there are many other serious theft charges, such as when some is accosted and bodily harm ensues during a robbery. This is considered grand theft. Grand theft involves more severe legal consequences. Punishments for theft convictions may involve jail time, restitution (repayment of stolen property's value), fines, probation, and court ordered treatment.

Any theft committed with a weapon increases the charges and penalties if convicted. We provide representation for our clients regardless of the severity of the crime. We can represent you for the following:

  • Insider trading
  • Embezzlement
  • Grand theft
  • Grand theft auto
  • Bad checks
  • Robbery
  • Armed Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Juvenile theft crimes
  • Carjacking
  • Internet theft crimes
  • Petty theft

Regardless of what type of theft charges you are facing, we are confident we can assist you with your defense. We will aggressively approach your case with the intention of either having your charges lessened or getting the charges dismissed altogether. Contact our office to learn more about what we can do for you.

Contact a Los Angeles & Beverly Hills Criminal Defense Attorney at Marks & Brooklier for a skilled and aggressive defense.


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