Public Warning Against Marc Randazza With “Extreme Caution” and Lowest Possible Score by Avvo
Legal online registry Avvo rated Randazza a 1 out of 10, along with the label “Extreme Caution.” This is the lowest possible rating for the website. Randazza has been embroiled in several scandals over the past ten years, starting with his career as a porn lawyer. While representing one porn producer, Randazza apparently violated the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct by dealing with other producers. He also attempted to bribe someone, which he pleaded guilty to.
Many reviews were posted on Avvo raving about Randazza’s service, but someone left a review that said, “I highly, highly recommend Marc Randazza as a lawyer and a human being — although I strongly suggest that you avoid being on the other side of him, because he’ll eat you and your lawyer for breakfast and eat whatever’s left for a mid-day snack.” That review and others like it do not look like reviews left by real clients.
State Bar of Nevada: Suspension
These violations included:
Conflict of Interest: Current Clients,
Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules,
Imputation of Conflicts of Interest,
Declining or Terminating Representation, Advisor,
Restrictions on Right to Practice,
Randazza pled guilty to two charges, and when the State Bar of Nevada suspended his legal license for twelve months, Randazza tried to appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada. He was rejected. But the State Bar of Nevada did not choose to enforce his suspension, raising questions as to the principles of the Bar.
It also seems that even the UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE has suspended Marc Randanzza.
“Marc J. Randazza (“Respondent”) is hereby suspended from the practice of trademark and other non-patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office”.